From the monthly archives: June 2015

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Romero's life raises issue of how to be voice of the voiceless

Bob McKeon
June 15, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a group who had gathered at Providence Centre to celebrate the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero. We were able to watch a live broadcast of the beatification liturgy from San Salvador on a large screen TV. Many in the group had immigrated to Edmonton from El Salvador, fleeing from the persecution and the violence of a harsh military dictatorship.

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Why are no babies baptized in Lent, Advent?

Sr. Louise Zdunich
June 15, 2015

Our baby was born during Advent. When we asked to have her baptized shortly after, we were told that we couldn't. When we asked why not, we were told it was because the rule is that no Baptisms are allowed during Lent or Advent. However, we were not given a reason. Can you explain why no Baptisms are allowed during these specific periods?

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Faith can be lived in an uncertain world

June 15, 2015

One of the most brilliant mathematicians of the late 19th century was the Englishman William Kingdon Clifford. Clifford also dabbled in philosophy and was noted for expounding this principle: "It is wrong always, everywhere and for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence." That is, you should never believe something merely because you think it is true or on the basis of evidence that is anything less than indubitable. Applying Clifford's principle would lead one into a most humourless existence with one ever seeking to find sufficient evidence for the truth of even our most mundane beliefs.

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