New CWL president brings spiritual focus

Betty Ann Brown Davidson

August 27, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The new national president of the Catholic Women's League is a deeply spiritual woman who wants league members to foster a relationship with Jesus.

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Secularist charter would push out religious believers

Iain Benson

August 27, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

A religious freedom expert warns the Parti Quebecois leader's proposed Charter of Secularism would violate Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms and push many religious believers out of the public service.

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Hope, faith sustain Provost parish

August 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

St. Mary's Parish in Provost puts a focus on children.

For the past century, the parish has been responsible for the spiritual upbringing of the area children, and for the past 50 years in their educational upbringing at St. Thomas Aquinas School.

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Mary's Assumption is the real deal

August 27, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Mary's Assumption smashes the illusion of our world and gives us solid hope that death has no sting, said Archbishop Richard Smith.

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St. Augustine's life debuts on the big screen

August 27, 2012
CATHERINE MCDONOUGH
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

St. Augustine's Confessions, the autobiographical account of his sinful youth and eventual conversion to Christianity, may be a centuries-old story but its message still resonates today, says the head of Ignatius Press.

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Pro-life walkers found hope in unexpected places

August 27, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Twelve Crossroads walkers who hiked through Canada for the past three months wearing t-shirts saying "Pro Life" ended their trek in Ottawa Aug. 11, convinced the public opinion is turning against abortion.

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Paul Ryan must deliver the Church's full-meal deal

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August 27, 2012

Paul Ryan, the presumptive U.S. Republican nominee for vice-president, has been on the firing line for his use or abuse of Catholic social teaching to justify a draconian proposed budget that would cut both benefits to the poor and taxes paid by the rich.

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God asks us to be patient, to let life unfold as it should

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

August 27, 2012

There's an adage that says that an atheist is simply someone who cannot grasp metaphor. Thomas Halik, the Czech writer, would suggest rather that an atheist is someone who cannot be patient enough with God.

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Invasion of prayer would change world with heart of Jesus

John Connelly

August 27, 2012
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 2, 2012

We live in a unique and tumultuous time. I read today that numerous aid organizations are predicting that up to a billion people could starve in the next year.

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Pope John's call for a council was greeted with a stony silence

August 27, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Pope John XXIII was known for his sense of humour and his positive outlook on life. Perhaps it was these factors that led him to say, two years after his Jan. 25, 1959 announcement that the Church would hold a worldwide council, that the announcement was greeted by the cardinals present with "a devout and impressive silence."

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