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Behold the wood of the cross . . . but can we still wear it

Lasha Morningstar

April 2, 2012

Easter, and Christian eyes rest on the crucifixion. Hearts and souls traverse through Christ's anguish in Gethsemane, the Last Supper knowing Judas would betray him, Peter deny him.

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New brooms sweep in new evangelization

Fr. Raymond de Souza

April 2, 2012

How do you reform an episcopate and provide new leadership for the Church in a particular nation? Canada is now the model for the Church universal on how it can be done.

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A convert comes to know Virgin Mary

April 2, 2012
KENNA MARY MCKINNON
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

As a candidate in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), I was fascinated by the Catholic veneration of the Virgin Mary.

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How can my granddaughter be baptized?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

April 2, 2012

My daughter is divorced and remarried. I'd like to have my granddaughter baptized but my parish refuses. What can I do?

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Lefebvrists remain unbending in rejection of Church teaching

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March 26, 2012

Schism in the Church is a most serious matter. It ruptures the Body of Christ and defies Christ's stated desire that all be one in him.

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The voice of God seems forever found in paradox

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

March 26, 2012

We are surrounded by many voices. There's rarely a moment within our waking lives that someone or something isn't calling out to us and, even in our sleep, dreams and nightmares ask for our attention.

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The cross leads us to God's kingdom

John Connelly

 

March 26, 2012
Palm Sunday
April 1, 2012

These are not ordinary times. Recently, I read some challenging words from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the head of the U.S Catholic Conference of Bishops. He was speaking about the bill being debated in the U.S. which could force Church institutions to pay for birth control for their employees.

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Christ comes to clean the temple of your life

Fr. Robert Barron

March 26, 2012

Artistic representations of the Ten Commandments often depict two stone tablets on which there are two tables of inscriptions. This portrayal follows from a classical division of the commandments in which there are two specific categories – those that order humanity's relationship with God and those that order human relationships with one another.

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Ethical investigations reach into daily life

Gordon Self

March 26, 2012

Constantly I am reminded of the ordinariness of ethics. Some might think the largest Catholic health care organization in Canada would be confronted everyday by sensational ethical dilemmas.

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Anointing of Sick brings union with Jesus, inner healing

Mark Pickup

March 26, 2012

There is a short passage about Jesus in the Book of Hebrews that I love: "In the days when he was in the flesh, he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered; and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him" (Hebrews 5.7-9).

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