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Why did Jesus not tell his parents he was in the Temple?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

October 21, 2013

It is common for teens to be so immersed in what they are doing that they forget to come for supper or home in the evening causing parents to worry. We must remember that Jesus was fully human. Perhaps, Jesus was so absorbed that he forgot the time.

Look behind the signs for the candidates' real agenda

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October 14, 2013

They're back. To the right. To the left. Behind. In front. Yes, election signs with names we know, names we have never heard of, scatter the landscape, signaling it's civic and school board election time.

Goodness marches on imperceptibly in hidden places

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 14, 2013

God writes straight with crooked lines. That axiom sounds clever, but is there real truth or depth to it? Can good ever really arise out of evil? Do love, truth, and justice ever work out through hatred, lies and injustice? Do crooked lines really straighten?

When Jesus returns, he will find faith

Kathleen Giffin

October 14, 2013
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 20, 2013

Most of the funerals held in our parish church are not large gatherings. The church is usually half full with people who want to show their respect to the deceased and their care for the ones who live on.

Stats are better, but hunger still haunts Canada's poor, elders

Joe Gunn

October 14, 2013

The ever-surprising Pope Francis has been calling for institutional reform in Roman Catholic Church structures and practice. Francis is trying to birth what he calls a missionary Church that reaches out to the poor, youth, elderly and even non-believers. How will we Canadians take up his challenge?

Offer compassion to those who mourn the death of a child

Mark Pickup

October 14, 2013

It was a terrible accident. Thomas Wedman, age six, was walking to school at St. Albert's École Marie Poburan, a French immersion Catholic elementary school. While crossing a street, the Grade 2 student was accidentally run over by a school bus filled with children. Thomas died.

Are tattoos, body piercings, botox, rhinoplasty sinful?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

October 14, 2013

Are body piercings or tattoos sinful? What about breast augmentation, liposuction, botox injections and rhinoplasty?

Pope Francis rattles status quo as he strives for a new balance

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October 7, 2013

Throughout his first six months in the papacy, Pope Francis has shown clearly that he is a reformer pope. He is a man faithful to the Church’s teachings, but he is working to reform the Church’s structures and, more importantly, he calls all Catholics to reform the way we live the Gospel.

Writer uncovers hard, personal truths on Spain's Camino walk

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 7, 2013

Several years ago, Hollywood produced a movie about the famous Camino walk in Spain. Entitled The Way, it chronicles the story of a father whose son was killed in an accident shortly after beginning this famous 500-mile pilgrimage.

A life of gratitude honours Jesus' gifts

Glen Argan

October 7, 2013
28th Sunday in Ordinary
October 13, 2013

What a great Gospel for the Thanksgiving weekend! Jesus heals 10 lepers and one of them, a Samaritan, realizing that he had been healed, turns back, prostrates himself at Jesus' feet and gives thanks.

 
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