Columns

How does one manage their money in this faltering economy?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

January 17, 2011

My question is this: In our current economic recession resulting in many job losses, most economists suggest that unless we spend more to keep the market going, it is difficult for the economy to recover.

On the other hand, frugal living with spiritual poverty is a virtue in Catholic Church teaching. more . . .

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University students light Holy Spirit’s flame

Fr. Raymond de Souza

January 17, 2011

An annual highlight arrives in the last days of the year. That's when Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) holds its annual conference for university students. They call it RiseUp, and it begins each year on Dec. 28 and runs through New Year's Day.more . . .

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Bishops, lawyers defend asylum seekers

Joe Gunn

January 17, 2011

Last month, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney "lashed out" at the Catholic Bishops' critique of his anti-human smuggling bill (WCR, Dec. 3). Kenney used demeaning language that tracked closer to an ad hominen scolding than a principled disagreement on the issues involved. more . . .

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Religious indifference threatens the passing on of faith

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December 27, 2010

Not surprisingly, one major finding of the WCR's recent readership survey is that our readers say the main challenge facing the Church is passing on the faith to the next generation. One should go even further and say the challenge includes passing on the faith to the current generation. more . . .

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Christ’s humble birth shows riches are hidden on the fringe of society

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

December 27, 2010

Mary gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. more . . .

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Followers of the star find Bethlehem

Maria Kozakiewicz

December 27, 2010

Epiphany is my favourite Christmas season holiday, for various reasons - from mundane through professional to spiritual. In the first place, it is wonderfully quiet. Since it is about human gifts to God and not gifts to the humans themselves, the media and secular world pay little attention and do nothing to twist its meaning. more . . .

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Advent’s promise is fulfilled

December 27, 2010
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

It is a multifaceted event with many meanings. But in its liturgy, the Church focuses on the Epiphany as the manifestation of God's glory to all nations. Israel had expected a messiah who would lift up the nation to a pre-eminent place in the world. God, however, has given the Messiah for more than Israel. more . . .

 

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Create ethical cultures in all relationships

Gordon Self

December 27, 2010

The long running television series M*A*S*H depicted the antics of medical personnel coping with the stress of overseas military service, often playing practical jokes on each other. more . . .

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Jesus’ birth in poverty calls for solidarity with abandoned children

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December 20 2010

Every Christmas we hear from Luke's Gospel of how Mary "gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn" (2.7). This is an evocative image of the Son of God born in poverty and abandoned by all except for his own family. more . . .

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Powerful sexual desire should draw us to the Lord of desire

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

December 20, 2010

Like a deer yearns for flowing streams, so my soul yearns for you my God." "My soul keeps vigil for you in the night." more . . .

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