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L'Arche offers lifein the heart of God

November 3, 2014

I would like to thank Glen Argan for the article entitled "Church should cherish hidden life of Nazareth" (WCR, Sept. 22). As a stay-at-home mom with three young children, I do agree that it can at times feel lonely and unsatisfying leading a "hidden," ordinary life, dedicated to the largely thankless task of raising a family.

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Media bias is different than what writer said

November 3, 2014

This is a response to Celia Paz's letter in the Oct. 6 WCR. We tend to agree that mainstream media and social media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict tends to be biased and constrained. However, we are not sure what coverage Paz is referring to because the mainstream media we hear and read commonly portray Israel as an aggressor.

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Climate crisis calls for moral response

October 20, 2014

I am grateful the Vatican recently urged ethical action in response to climate change during a presentation at the United Nations ("Nations share responsibility for climate change," WCR, Oct. 6). "There is a moral imperative to act" because climate change "affects everyone, in particular the poorest among us," said Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

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School district touched by love for Fr. Catfish

October 20, 2014

It has been a difficult week for the Edmonton Catholic School District with the passing of our beloved district chaplain, Father Michael Mireau. His battle with cancer took him on a challenging journey that he shared openly with us in order that we might grow in our knowledge of how faith can carry us through adversity and pain; in the end bringing us all comfort and solace.

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Pope Francis can help to bring Mideast peace

October 6, 2014

I'm not a political activist, but the things that I have read about the news in Gaza has made me think more. Mainstream media coverage of the Israel-Palestinian conflict tends to be biased and constrained. Even some Jews complain that they cannot criticize Israel's policy on Palestine without being branded anti-Semitic or as Jews without the backbone to defend Israel.

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Fr. Mireau chose life, inspired my renewal

October 6, 2014

Dear Father Mike (Catfish) Mireau.

I am sitting in the library where I just read of your passing. I didn't know you, Father. However, my journey with you through the blogs and experiences you shared with the youth of the archdiocese made me want to be a better person.

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Church vandalism sign of religious persecution

September 8, 2014

St. Patrick's Church in Rio Grande, Alta., was vandalized on Aug. 11 or 12. The door was damaged by forced entry. Christ's image over the altar was ripped off the cross and stolen. The missal from the altar was stolen, the banner of the church was left on the floor, one small cross was ripped off, the organ put on beat and, at the church's cemetery, a heavy tomb was overturned and two small prolife statues damaged.

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Aid to Church in Need also helping Iraqis

September 8, 2014

Re: "Church pleads for end to 'systematic violence' in Iraq" (WCR, Aug, 25).

This article states "a special collection will be taken at . . . Mass and in all parishes in the archdiocese in September with the proceeds going to Development and Peace and the Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA)."

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Liberal policy astonishes long-time member

September 8, 2014

As a now 88-year-old, I look back on early years as a Young Liberal, executive of a Liberal riding association and participant in policy conventions. I have been astonished to see that in 2014 the Liberal Party has excluded those of us with pro-life credentials from representing the party.

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West must defend Iraqi Christians

August 25, 2014

Why is it that to date, France is the only Western country that has offered asylum to the thousands of Christians who have recently had to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul? And what is the international community doing to cut off the weapons supply to the Muslim extremists who are responsible for this mass exodus? According to a July 21 Catholic News Service story, 60,000 Christians were living in Mosul before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and 35,000 living there in June 2014. However, over the past month, all the Christians in Mosul have had to flee the city or be killed for not converting to Islam.

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