Canada's bishops denounce anti-Semitic remarks

January 28, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada's Catholic bishops have denounced recent statements made in Canada by the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) superior that "the Jews" are the "enemies of the Church."

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Farm under heaven

January 28, 2013

Horses and their riders attend an event for the blessing of animals outside St. Peter's Square in Rome Jan. 17.

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It took violence to drive faith out of public realm

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January 28, 2013

Pope Benedict, to his credit, repeatedly challenges the old canard that religious divisions are a primary source of societal violence. Most recently, the pope told diplomats accredited to the Holy See that true religion reconciles men and women with God.

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True prayer grounds us against group hysteria

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

January 28, 2013

In virtually all of his novels, Milan Kundera manifests a strong impatience with every kind of ideology, hype or fad that makes for group think or crowd hysteria. He is suspicious of slogans, demonstrations and marches of all kinds, no matter the cause. He calls all these the great march and, to his mind, they invariably lead to violence, all of them. Kundera likes artists because they tend to steer clear of causes, wanting to paint or write rather than march.

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Take heart: Follow God's dream for you

John Connelly

January 28, 2013
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 3, 2013

All of us have a dream. It may be covered by our losses and disappointments but it is there. It is a dream of freedom and love. A dream of making a real contribution to humanity. A dream of friendship, community and sharing life.

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Ethical reflection is an everyday task

Gordon Self

January 28, 2013

There is a saying that "good ethics is good business." In 2007, our senior leadership team developed a policy to address the ethical issues related to accommodating special requests. We wanted to define for our staff and physicians how best to respond if asked to accommodate a person of VIP status.

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Canadians pick up immoral tab for the aborted unborn

Mark Pickup

January 28, 2013

January 2013 marked a horrible anniversary: It has been 40 years of unrestricted abortion across the United States under the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling.

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John XXIII sent document back to drawing board

January 28, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Most of the more than 2,000 fathers of the Second Vatican Council who arrived in Rome in early October 1962 for the start of the council had no personal agenda. They had not travelled extensively and had had little, if any, exposure to new theological trains of thought.

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Article comforts foes of renewed liturgy

January 28, 2013

I was dismayed to read Glen Argan’s article (WCR Jan. 14) on the legacy of Vatican II’s liturgy constitution, in which he refers to Catherine Pickstock’s critique of the reformed liturgy in her book After Writing.

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Church should not support irresponsible leadership

January 28, 2013

When I saw the front page story in the WCR (“Churches line up to support fasting aboriginal chief,” WCR, Jan. 14), I thought I would get an unbiased account of just what is going on in Attawapiskat and why this woman is fasting on fish soup and herbal tea.

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