From the monthly archives: March 2016

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Lavoie courageous in sharing his story

March 7, 2016

Re. "Lavoie shares story of boiling anger against his father" (WCR, Feb. 8). A harsh title for what is truly a love story as one reads to the end. Having worked in grief counselling for many years, this is a common thread that runs through many "father/son" and "mother/daughter" relationships.

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Catholic schools filled with 'paper Catholics'

March 7, 2016

Why the surprise that a Catholic school board should be at odds with bishops of the Church? There is a cancer that has been eating away at our Catholic schools for decades, and is on its way to being terminal.

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Ursulines stop to reflect on Word made flesh

March 7, 2016

Re: "How Catholics Pray" (WCR, Feb. 22). Thandiwe Konguavi captured very beautifully the heart of our conversation. However, I missed a significant link in the conversation. Tandi writes: "Because of the congregation's incarnational charism - recognizing God present in people and circumstances and events . . .".

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Jesus calls: apostles follow immediately

March 7, 2016
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Jesus chose the Twelve. This simple statement draws a sharp line between Jesus' closest followers and those who chose to follow other rabbis of his day. The men who were Jesus' closest associates showed not the slightest interest in following him until they were chosen and called. In Matthew's account of calling Andrew and Peter, Jesus sees them casting a net into the Sea of Galilee and says, "'Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.' Immediately they left their nets and followed him" (4.19-20).

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