From the monthly archives: November 2013

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God expects an RSVP to his invitations – pope

November 18, 2013

Being on God’s “guest list” is not enough for salvation; a person must respond to the offer of faith and actively participate in the life of the Church, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. Catholics eager to give input on family synod

November 18, 2013

Many everyday Catholics are anxious to weigh in on questions the Vatican has sent out in preparation for the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family next October.

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Congo peace a step on way to reconciliation – bishops

November 18, 2013

The Catholic Church rejoiced at the end of a yearlong military campaign in North Kivu by the defeated rebels of the M23 movement, but made it clear that much remains to be done to consolidate that peace.

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Sharing suffering is the first step on path to ending hatred

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November 18, 2013

The documentary film Two Sided Story tells of Parents Circle Families Forum, an organization in which bereaved family members of Palestinian and Israeli victims of violence meet to tell each other of the suffering they’ve experienced. The 18-year-old organization now has hundreds of members who are achieving reconciliation amidst the seemingly never-ending violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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Skip the scapegoating, transform it into love

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 18, 2013

Many of us, I suspect, know about the work of the renowned anthropologist, Rene Girard and the dissemination of his insights through the work of his student, Gil Bailie. With gratitude to them, I pass along one of their insights, an invaluable look at how we try to handle resentment in our lives.

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Christ the King can heal our broken world

John Connelly

November 18, 2013
Christ the King
November 24, 2013

We all need a king. Someone who can reign over us in this life and in the life to come.

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Alberta's residential school stories must be told, heard by all

Bob McKeon

November 18, 2013

In recent weeks, I have been in many conversations with people talking about the upcoming National Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings to take place March 27-30 at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

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Religious life grew out of a desire for purer Christianity

November 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When the Second Vatican Council spoke of the universal call to holiness, it raised another issue. If, because of our baptismal consecration, we are called and empowered to be holy, where do religious orders fit into the picture?

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Sisters ask for day of prayer against trafficking

St. Josephine Bakhita

November 11, 2013

After Pope Francis entrusted two Vatican academies to study the problem of human trafficking, a group of women religious asked the pope to raise greater awareness in the Church about the issue by establishing a worldwide day of prayer and fasting.

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Mortar strike hits Vatican embassy in Syria

November 11, 2013

A mortar round hit the apostolic nunciature in the Syrian capital, causing limited damage to the building and no causalities because of the early hour of the strike, said the Vatican ambassador to Syria.

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