What do we want? Better fodder or the Lord as our shepherd

Maria Kozakiewicz

July 16, 2012
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 22, 2012

Psalm 23, one of the most popular psalms of King David has followed me, like a faithful friend, through all my life – in prayer, Church readings, songs and, above all, literature I read as a child.

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Congar's journals give insider's view of Vatican council

Fr. Robert Barron

July 16, 2012

One of the most theologically fascinating and just plain entertaining books I've read in a long time is Yves Congar's My Journal of the Council. Catholics of a certain age will recognize the name, but I'm afraid that most Catholics under the age of 50 might be entirely unaware of the massive contribution made by Congar, a Dominican priest and certainly one of the three or four most important Catholic theologians of the 20th century.

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Commune with God during vacation time

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

July 16, 2012

My vacation in Barbados last year drew my attention to the importance of water, or should I say beaches. The beautiful, clear-white sand beaches, superb restaurants and resorts of Barbados attract vacationers. The little island of Barbados is not only grateful for the presence of visitors to boost its tourism industry, but summer gives churches the opportunity to welcome and experience larger congregations than usual.

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Medication is way to avoid worst effects of schizophrenia

July 16, 2012
AUSTIN MARDON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Snake oil salesmen have been with us for a long time. Sometimes they merely steal money and hope from the vulnerable. Sometimes they do real harm, or even worse.

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Canada's laws must care and protect life

Mark Pickup

July 16, 2012

Last month, British Columbia Judge Lynn Smith declared Canada's laws banning assisted suicide unconstitutional. Apparently it is not fair for severely disabled people to be denied suicide when healthy and able-bodied people can take their own lives. Really?

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Time for the federal gov't to step up to nation's empty plates

Joe Gunn

July 16, 2012

What would you say about hunger, if the United Nations wanted to hear from you?

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What happened to Jesus during his 18 lost years?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

July 16, 2012

I'm curious about where Jesus spent the time between 12 and 30.

Are you aware of any research that would indicate where Jesus was in this period of his life?

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Benedict sticks up for beleaguered Bertone

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

July 16, 2012

Pope Benedict has reaffirmed his trust in the Vatican's secretary of state and defended him against a barrage of "unjust criticism" in the Italian media.

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German theologian heads doctrinal congregation

Archbishop Gerhard Muller

July 16, 2012

Pope Benedict has named Archbishop Gerhard Muller of Regensburg, Germany, the new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Burke determined to restore tradition in liturgy

July 16, 2012

Five years after Pope Benedict lifted most restrictions on celebration of the Tridentine Mass, a senior Vatican official says much work remains to make the traditional liturgy fully accessible to the faithful, and to bring its influence to bear on the form of the Mass most Catholics attend.

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