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Vol. 94 No. 14 September 21, 2016


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This Week

Reject ageism

Australia’s bishops recently called on individuals, communities and governments to reject rampant ageism that dehumanizes the elderly. “People are not commodities, to be valued only for their productivity or purchasing power,” says Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen.

Changes to canon law

Changes have been made to 11 canons in the Latin-rite Code of Canon Law that Pope Francis approved in order to harmonize the laws of the Latin and Eastern Catholic churches on several issues involving the sacraments of baptism and marriage.

Appeal launched

The Bishop’s Annual Appeal was launched Sept. 13 in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon. The theme of the appeal this year is “the face of mercy,” echoing the message of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy declared by Pope Francis.


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

From paranoia to metanoia

Liturgy and Life

By Gertrude Rompré

The 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 2, 2016

Breaking Open the Ordinary

By Sandy Prather

What's in a name?


Arts and Culture