Christ's heroes bear his cross everywhere

Maria Kozakiewicz

September 10, 2012
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 16, 2012

I rarely watch TV. A few days ago, however, as I waited for an incoming storm and could not work in the darkness and tension, I flicked the remote control and found myself in Rwanda in April 1994.

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Some Canadians saw what a council could achieve

September 10, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Canada’s bishops and Catholic universities were among those who responded to the Vatican’s call in 1959 for input about topics that ought to be considered at the Second Vatican Council.

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Bishop Bittman gives hope for better times

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

September 10, 2012

On Sept. 3, Father Gregory Bittman was vested with the fullness of the priesthood through episcopal ordination. While remaining Father Greg, he becomes Bishop Greg Bittman.

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Canadians must till the ploughshares of peace and justice

Joe Gunn

September 10, 2012

I was a tad nervous at my new job. Surrounded by six bishops at my first meeting with the Episcopal Commission for Social Affairs, it was hard to know what to expect.

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Cardinal Martini, biblical scholar, dies at 85

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini

September 10, 2012

Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a renowned biblical scholar and former archbishop of Milan, died Aug. 31 at the age of 85 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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Shevchuk greets Canadians on eve of Ukrainian synod

Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

September 10, 2012

The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church sent greetings to Canada’s Ukrainian Catholics as he prepared for a multicity visit that includes leading the Church’s Synod of Bishops.

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Benedict signs up for WYD Rio 2013

WYD 2013 Logo

September 10, 2012

Germans are known for being punctual, so perhaps it should be no surprise that Pope Benedict was the first person signed up for World Youth Day 2013.

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Philadelphia CFO gets 2 to 7 years in jail

September 10, 2012

The former chief financial officer of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will spend the next two to seven years in state prison for embezzling more than $900,000 from the Church over seven years.

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Prelate apologizes for drunken driving charge

September 10, 2012

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, to be installed in October as archbishop of San Francisco, was arrested in San Diego early Aug. 26 for driving under the influence.

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Pope says Christians must not compromise

Pope Benedict

September 10, 2012

Marking the feast of the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist, Pope Benedict said Christians must not bow to the pressure of the powerful who demand a denial of Christ or of the truth he taught.

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