WCR This Week

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The paradoxes of faith and science

January 21, 2013
MEGAN ENGEL
SPECIAL TO THE WCR

Two stars dance together. Electromagnetic fields undulate in invisible light waves forging their silent way through the vacuum of space. When they reach Earth, the same waves become discrete particles and violently eject electrons in atoms inside a camera, recording telescope images like those I have analyzed.

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Bishops urge pilgrims to visit the Holy Land

January 21, 2013
JUDITH SUDILOVSKY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

JERUSALEM – Bishops who traveled to the Holy Land to assess the local Church's needs noted the "profound anxiety" the "dark and dramatic events" of the past year have caused in the region.

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Week of Prayer gives voice to the voiceless

January 21, 2013
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The focus of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is on Christianity in India.

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Murchland is a priest formed by Vatican II

January 21, 2013
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Becoming a priest is never an absolute choice. "It's always conditioned," maintains Holy Cross Father Wilfrid Murchland. "There are always influences that help you decide."

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Bishops urge `constructive efforts` to resolve native issues

January 21, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA - Canada's Catholic bishops offered prayers and encouragement prior to the meeting Jan. 11 between First Nations leaders and the prime minister amid signs of growing polarization.

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French take to the street to protest same-sex marriage

January 21, 2013
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

PARIS – A French bishops' spokesman urged politicians to "listen to the streets" after hundreds of thousands of people rallied against same-sex marriage.

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Canada gets 'wake-up call' for new vision for First Nations

January 21, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

As the Idle No More movement shows no sign of running out of steam, two observers urge a fresh vision for a new relationship between Canada and aboriginal peoples.

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Farm under heaven

January 28, 2013

Horses and their riders attend an event for the blessing of animals outside St. Peter's Square in Rome Jan. 17.

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Canada's bishops denounce anti-Semitic remarks

January 28, 2013
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

OTTAWA – Canada's Catholic bishops have denounced recent statements made in Canada by the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) superior that "the Jews" are the "enemies of the Church."

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Church and state in tension across Latin America

January 28, 2013
BARBARA FRASER
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When Venezuela's bishops spoke out against postponing the inauguration of ailing President Hugo Chavez, the president's supporters accused them of meddling in politics, while government opponents praised their comments.

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