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Dolan lauds pope’s evangelization strategy

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

October 21, 2013

Pope Francis’ recent warning against overemphasizing moral teachings against abortion, same-sex marriage and contraception means that U.S. bishops should emulate his positive approach to evangelization, not shift the priorities of their public policy agenda, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

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Before Fatima statue, pope entrusts world to Mary

October 21, 2013

Before a congregation of more than 100,000 in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis formally entrusted the world to Mary.

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Court bans Catholic paper from speaking of ‘Allah’

October 21, 2013

A Malaysian court said a Catholic newspaper may not use the word “Allah” to refer to God in its Malay-language edition.

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Push for euthanasia not likely to end soon

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October 21, 2013

According to Canada's advocates for assisted suicide and euthanasia the time has come to overturn the law that prohibits those nefarious activities. And if the time has not come this year, then it will come next year, or the year after that or . . .. The push for so-called death with dignity will continue until the law is changed.

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Suicide results from an emotional cancer

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 21, 2013

Sadly, today, there are many deaths by suicide. Very few people have not been deeply affected by the suicide of a loved one. In the United States alone, there are more than 33,000 suicides a year. That averages out to 90 such deaths per day, about three to four every hour.

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Pope Francis exemplifies the humble soul

John Connelly

October 21, 2013
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 27, 2013

All of us have a Pharisee within. It is that part of us that wants to judge others and justify our actions. It is that part that wants to feel superior to others. It is that part which refuses to see the truth of the words of Jesus: "Without me you can do nothing" (John 15.5).

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Ecological crisis is a moral problem

Bob McKeon

October 21, 2013

Ecological issues are very much in the news these days. We read about the latest international report on climate change, debates on proposed bitumen pipelines and oil being shipped across Canada in railway tank cars, and provincial court decisions about the right of environmental groups to be able to attend and speak at public hearings concerning the construction of new oilsands plants.

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Mysticism trumps technology in outer space thriller

Fr. Robert Barron

October 21, 2013

Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is the most visually arresting movie since Avatar. Its special effects have been quite rightly characterized as revolutionary and groundbreaking. But what is perhaps most surprising about this stunning film is its clear and profound religious import.

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Why did Jesus not tell his parents he was in the Temple?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

October 21, 2013

It is common for teens to be so immersed in what they are doing that they forget to come for supper or home in the evening causing parents to worry. We must remember that Jesus was fully human. Perhaps, Jesus was so absorbed that he forgot the time.

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Local bishop is leader of his flock

October 21, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Last week's article focused on bishops as members of a sacred college, a college that has responsibility for the governance of the whole Church and its evangelizing mission throughout the world.

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