Decline in charitable activity corrodes society – think tank head

June 25, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Charity in Canada has a political problem that is contributing to an alarming drop in charitable giving and volunteering in Canada, says the president of Cardus, a think tank devoted to renewing civil society.

Read the rest of entry »

Online Catechism

Cover - Catechism of the Catholic Church

June 25, 2012

A woman displays the e-book version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on an iPad.

Read the rest of entry »

Studying Jesus leads one to a deeper faith – prof

June 25, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

To study the nature and meaning of Jesus Christ is to deepen one's faith in every way, says Franciscan Father Donald MacDonald.

Read the rest of entry »

Assisted suicide opens Pandora's box of the culture of death

WCR Logo

June 25, 2012

The B.C. Supreme Court decision to strike down the law banning assisted suicide as unconstitutional is a very bad decision and will, if left unchallenged, lead to nightmarish consequences for Canadian society. However, while this decision needs to be contested, it needs to be realized that the current trajectory of Western society leads, with a certain inevitability, to legalized euthanasia as well as all sorts of other assaults on human life and dignity.

Read the rest of entry »

Break bad habits by burning them with love's pure fire

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

June 25, 2012

We all have our faults, weaknesses, places where we short-circuit morally, dark spots, secret and not-so-secret addictions. When we're honest, we know how universally true are St. Paul's words: "The good thing I want to do, I never do; the evil thing that I do not want to do – that is what I do."

Read the rest of entry »

God calls us to re-launch our boats of life

John Connelly

June 25, 2012
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 1 2012

Today the heart of Jesus calls to you and me. His voice speaks to that hidden place in us that only God can see. The question we all need to ask is, "Lord, what would you have me do?" It is a frightening question.

Read the rest of entry »

An answer just might be written in the stars

Gordon Self

June 25, 2012

As an amateur stargazer, I love training my telescope on Saturn. Viewing the rings around this beautiful gas giant never fails to awe me. Recently, I was with friends and their daughter to do a little stargazing in Saint John, N.B., overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

Read the rest of entry »

Can we be friends with a woman whom I find attractive?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

June 25, 2012

I read an article that when we find attractiveness in others, we should recognize and appreciate their attributes as gifts of God. I find the wife of one of our friend couples attractive in that we share professional occupations, similar backgrounds and dispositions but also physically.

Read the rest of entry »

Work for God's kingdom lasts an eternity

Mark Pickup

June 25, 2012

There are so many things I do not understand. Perhaps it doesn't matter. The only thing that counts at the conclusion of my life is whether I loved Christ and obeyed his commandments. The learned man and the simpleton will come to the same end.

Read the rest of entry »

Journalists ‘invent fables’ about Vatican – Bertone

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

June 25, 2012

The Vatican Secretary of State blamed an ongoing scandal over leaked Vatican documents on unethical journalists and a spirit of hostility toward the Catholic Church.

Read the rest of entry »

 

Archive