From the monthly archives: December 2015

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Early pioneers should be canonized

December 7, 2015

I was exceedingly pleased to learn Pope Francis has canonized a married couple (WCR, Oct. 26). Even so, it tends to reinforce the idea that "even married people" can go to heaven - something that is not self-evident given that the vast majority of saints recognized by the Catholic Church have been ordained persons.

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Devil tempts Jesus with tattered tricks

December 7, 2015
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Those who have experienced a conversion to Christ know that they enjoy a brief honeymoon period. Then the tempter sets in, zeroing in on one's weaknesses and seeking any angle to divide the bright-eyed new Christian from God. So it was with Jesus. Although Christ was sinless and in the process of authoring a new creation, the devil was pleased with the old creation, a culture without God.

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