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Vol. 93 No. 18 October 21, 2015

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire wave during his victory speech in Montreal, Oct. 19. Trudeau outpolled Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the incumbent, and Thomas Mulcair of the New Democratic Party. Trudeau will be the 23rd prime minister of Canada. He won a landslide majority government. (CNS photo/Jim Young, Reuters)

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire wave during his victory speech in Montreal, Oct. 19. Trudeau outpolled Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the incumbent, and Thomas Mulcair of the New Democratic Party. Trudeau will be the 23rd prime minister of Canada. He won a landslide majority government. (CNS photo/Jim Young, Reuters)


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This Week


Women and the church

When Archbishop Paul-André Durocher raised the question of ordaining female deacons during the first full day of the synod on the family, he stepped into one of the most contentious and complex struggles in the church — full participation of women in all aspects of their faith life, their church, writes Michael Swan.


Mountaintops to Mars

If summer is for superheroes, sequels, and easygoing comedies, fall is when Hollywood producers start bringing out weightier fare in anticipation of awards season, writes Gerald Schmitz. He reviews four deserving of notice.


Stigma of suicide

Ron Rolheiser, OMI, discusses three books on suicide and reaffirms the fact that the stigmas that persist must be challenged.


Faith

In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Stigma of suicide

Liturgy and Life

By Sylvain Lavoie, OMI

All Saints, Nov. 1, 2015

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