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Praying the rosary, we can contemplate the face of Jesus

September 30, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Such a beautiful, simple prayer is the rosary. Prayed by small children and great saints, it leads us to see Jesus through the eyes of his mother.

Truth and Reconciliation – justice denied

Bishop Fred Henry

September 30, 2013

The purpose of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is to tell Canadians the story of the policy of the Government of Canada regarding "Indian Residential Schools" and the impact it had on aboriginal children and their families.

A peaceful heart embraces generosity, wisdom, kindness

Mark Pickup

September 30, 2013

All violence begins in the human heart. All war has its root in inner violence. A person who is at war with himself will soon cause strife for those around him. Whether in families or nation against nation, inner violence needs an object for its outward expression. It only stands to reason.

Second hand calls for scrupulous morals

Gordon Self

September 30, 2013

There is a saying that one person's trash is another person's treasure. Or is it? I have run two garage sales, and helped my parents with another. On each occasion I was surprised that stuff we considered "junk" was deemed a virtual "find" by the willing buyer.

Catholic universities strive to unite faith and reason

September 30, 2013
DR. TERRENCE DOWNEY
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

As the 21 members of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Canada (ACCUC) commence a new academic year, it is appropriate to ponder and draw inspiration from the distinguished scholarship of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman and Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Angels a testament to porous line between material, spiritual

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September 23, 2013

Our relationship with angels is one of the clearest signs of the mentality with which we live. At one time, everyone saw the world as shot through with mystery. The line between the material and the spiritual was porous and few questioned that God, the saints and angels frequently affected our lives and our world.

Painful loss of roots helps us appreciate unchanging truths

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 23, 2013

Home is where we start from." T.S. Eliot wrote that and it describes an experience that can be felt both as a freedom and as a heartache. I cite my own case:

Put the cross front and centre in your life

John Connelly

September 23, 2013
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 6, 2013

There is a longing in us all to know the reason for our existence. This longing drives us human beings to search far and wide. We search for answers, for meaning, for purpose. Yet we often get the answer wrong.

Why did Jesus descend into hell?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

September 23, 2013

In the Apostles Creed, why do we say that Jesus descended into hell? Why would he go to hell?

Candidates needed for difficult, but noble art of politics

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September 16, 2013

Capable Catholics should not be reticent about becoming candidates in the civic elections held across Alberta Oct. 21. Serving in public office is one way lay Catholics can help to renew the "temporal order," the life and breath of society.