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Vol. 92 No. 42 April 22, 2015

Vocations 2015

This week's Prairie Messenger features "Called to Serve," a celebration of vocations to the religious life. Please see pages 15-26 of the print edition for stories. (CNS/Giampiero Sposito, Reuters)

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This Week

Brazil report

A special legacy project undertaken in the two parishes where the Ursulines and the Sisters of Mission Service were working in Brazil is providing space and resources for the day-to-day needs of a community..


Our bookshelves are full of volumes telling us how we arrived at our modern predicament, but Eleven, a new book by Paul Hanley, takes on the tougher task of meticulously describing the present moment and then weighing it against a future where we will have 11 billion people sharing this planet, writes Trevor Herriot in his review.

Earth Day

Today is the 45th Earth Day, an annual reminder to take action on the planetary environment, writes Gerald Schmitz. He discusses recent books and films that address the major challenges facing our biosphere and the consequential choices confronting our species.

Vatican extends olive branch to nuns

The Vatican on April 16 officially ended a controversial seven-year investigation of American nuns with a face-saving compromise that allows Pope Francis to close the book on one of the more troubled episodes that he inherited from his predecessor, Benedict XVI.


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

The road to Emmaus

Liturgy and Life

By Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers

Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2015

Breaking Open the Ordinary

By Sandy Prather

The tomb is empty . . .


Arts and Culture

Thomas Merton