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Vol. 94 No. 10 August 24, 2016

A midsummer fox dares to come close in her quest to feast on raspberries from a raspberry patch. “Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” — Albert Einstein (M. Weber photo)

This Week

Justice action

Commitment to reconciliation between Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and other citizens is vital for our children and grandchildren, said Senator Murray Sinclair in Montreal recently. He was there to receive the 2016 World Peace Award from the World Federalist Movement — Canada.

Summer viewing

Summertime and the viewing is usually easy and ephemeral, writes Gerald Schmitz, but there are film releases that deserve a deeper look.”

One inmate, one church

“Welcoming the stranger, community building and loving your neighbour are the meat and potatoes of many Sunday services,” writes Peter Oliver. “You’d think by now, we church people would have worked out how to connect with prisoners.”.


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Understanding mental illness and suicide

Liturgy and Life

By Michael Dougherty

The 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 4, 2016

Breaking Open the Ordinary

By Sandy Prather

As summer ends . . .


Arts and Culture