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International Development - Do it Justice

Truth to Power, Fr Andrew Britz

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Fr Andrew Britz - Rule of Faith

Bush Dweller James Gray OSB

Vol. 93 No. 31 January 27, 2016

A health worker carries out fumigation as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-born diseases at a cemetery on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. (CNS photo/Mariana Bazo, Reuters)

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This Week


200 years for Oblates

Two hundred years ago the French aristocrat Eugene de Mazenod gathered a few priests together in southeastern France, writes Michael Swan. The poor, forgotten people would be their life’s work. The unexpected twist in their history was that de Mazenod’s priests would become the instrument for opening up and evangelizing Canada’s western and northern frontiers.


Explaining indulgences

Pope Francis has fascinated the public because of how willingly he upends long-standing traditions and promotes a “revolution of tenderness” to set the Catholic Church on a more pastoral course for a more merciful era, writes David Gibson. “To help fulfil this vision, Francis is also relying on an old-fashioned ritual — indulgences.”


Hospitality and faith

As Syrian refugees were fleeing terror, Larraine Ratzlaff writes that she was distressed to see so-called “Christians” respond by defending “our” Canadian way of life. A faith centred on hospitality does not build walls, it welcomes.


Faith

In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

A bowed head

Liturgy and Life

By Michael Dougherty

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: February 7, 2016

Breaking Open the Ordinary

By Sandy Prather

Hand to the plough

Commentary

Arts and Culture