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Vol. 92 No. 20 November 5, 2014

photo Art Babych

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

From Laurence Binyon's poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914
(Art Babych photo)

This Week

Freedom and democracy

There’s reason to be seriously concerned about the state of our democratic politics and to not trust governments to safeguard our freedoms in this era of the surveillance state, writes Gerald Schmitz. “Joseph Heath, a Saskatoon native who teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto, has written a most timely book that tackles what ails our civic culture.” — page 8

Remembrance Day

Next week’s Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa will be an especially sombre occasion at a place where a soldier was gunned down, writes Gerald Schmitz. “How much have we learned about avoiding war in the century since the world witnessed slaughter on an industrial scale?” — page 9

Change of heart

David Gushee, a leading evangelical ethicist in the U.S., has had a change of heart in his views on issues concerning LGBT people. The reasons are important to pay attention to. — page 12

John Paul II’s legacy

A conference on the legacy of Pope John Paul II was recently hosted by St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta. Paper edition — page 5


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Three kinds of spiritualities

Liturgy and Life

Lucie Leduc

By Lucie Leduc

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16, 2014


Around the Kitchen Table

Lloyd Ratzlaff

"Something instead of nothing"

Arts and Culture

Lyrics and Life:

In the wake of tragedy, a call for humanity and understanding Marvin Gaye, What's Going On

Readings and Meanings:

Gerald Schmitz

Enlightenment 2.0

CNS Movie Reviews

Before I go to Sleep

CNS Movie Reviews - Interstellar


Seb Koh

Poetry Seb Koh, photo by Maureen Weber


German Musketier Hans Otto Schetter, Quotes from the Great War

Vimy Ridge, George Metcalf Archival Collection, Canadian War Museum