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Mass reform is obstacle to evangelization

January 23, 2012

I cannot say the attempts to improve the church services have in any way been inspirational. It is a great disappointment to have absurd changes dumped upon us instead of the necessary improvements that would encourage us to bring newcomers to Mass.

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Details of bishop's crimes should not be reported

January 23, 2012

I am a long-term reader of the Western Catholic Reporter. However, I was dismayed with the quality, quantity and details of the trial and sentencing of Bishop Lahey in the Dec. 26 WCR.

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Efforts are needed to preserve the family farm

January 16, 2012

Is living a rural lifestyle as a Catholic family on the land, providing safe, healthy meats and produce to families who are unable to do so for themselves intrinsically valuable? Yes.

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Accept Mass revisions with faith and trust of Mary

January 16, 2012

I'm old enough to remember the Latin Mass. I too served at the Latin Mass and, as I reflect on the new Roman Missal changes, these changes are more true to that version.

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New Missal offers healing to those wounded by liturgy

December 26, 2011

I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the new Roman Missal. We have awaited this new translation with joy and excitement and are now just beginning to experience its beauty.

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New translation marks 40-year step backward

December 26, 2011

While I am open to a new Mass translation, I am not open to a 40-year step backwards as is represented by some of the new Roman Missal. If the new translation is a more accurate translation from the Latin, then surely the Latin was flawed, examples of which are given below.

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Society's sexism has religious roots

December 26, 2011

"Women shackled by poverty, low wages" – Thank you for publishing this article as it shines a light on the hardships that women face just because they are women.

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Liturgical changes create opportunity for teaching

December 19, 2011

As we read in the cover story of Dec. 5, Mary Griffiths remarks that we have "been doing the other responses for so long that it's just second nature." How true, and how sad when we don't even think about what we are saying at Mass.

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Development and Peace must keep its lay character

December 19, 2011

It is crucial that Development and Peace rediscover its origin as an independent lay organization of the Canadian Catholic Church.

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Domestic violence affects men as much as women

December 19, 2011

I read with interest and then dismay the content of the article. It spoke of only domestic violence where females were victims and there was no mention of the male victims and their children.

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