From the monthly archives: October 2013

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Canada’s nuncio called back to Rome

Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana

October 7, 2013

Pope Francis has called Canada’s apostolic nuncio, Archbishop Pedro Lopez Quintana, back to Rome after three years as the Holy See’s ambassador to Canada.

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Ukrainian churches oppose expanded rights for gays

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk

October 7, 2013

Churches in Ukraine are opposing expanded freedoms for homosexuals as a precondition for closer ties with the Europe Union.

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Peruvian bishop laicized for sexual misconduct

October 7, 2013

The president of the Peruvian bishops’ conference confirmed the dismissal and laicization of an auxiliary bishop because of sexual misconduct, but offered no further details about the case.

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Philippine bishops call for release of hostages

October 7, 2013

Bishops in southern Philippines have condemned rebels’ use of hostages as human shields in gunfights with government troops.

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Pope encourages interfaith dialogue for peace

October 7, 2013

Peace is so difficult to find because men and women struggle to stop focusing on their own interests long enough to listen to and learn from others, Pope Francis said.

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Jesus creates problems, pope says in homily

Jesus Christ

October 7, 2013

People will not find Jesus by hanging out in first-class lounges or in the library, but by being out and about in the real world and in prayer, Pope Francis said.

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Making peace

October 7, 2013

Rival gang members play each other in the Peace Tournament in St. Sabina’s Church gym Sept. 22 in Chicago.

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Pope Francis rattles status quo as he strives for a new balance

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October 7, 2013

Throughout his first six months in the papacy, Pope Francis has shown clearly that he is a reformer pope. He is a man faithful to the Church’s teachings, but he is working to reform the Church’s structures and, more importantly, he calls all Catholics to reform the way we live the Gospel.

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Writer uncovers hard, personal truths on Spain's Camino walk

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

October 7, 2013

Several years ago, Hollywood produced a movie about the famous Camino walk in Spain. Entitled The Way, it chronicles the story of a father whose son was killed in an accident shortly after beginning this famous 500-mile pilgrimage.

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A life of gratitude honours Jesus' gifts

Glen Argan

October 7, 2013
28th Sunday in Ordinary
October 13, 2013

What a great Gospel for the Thanksgiving weekend! Jesus heals 10 lepers and one of them, a Samaritan, realizing that he had been healed, turns back, prostrates himself at Jesus' feet and gives thanks.

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