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Vol. 95, No. 18, October 18, 2017

Drinking in autumn glory. (Maureen Weber photo)

"I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow." — Wendy Delsol (Maureen Weber photo)

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This Week

Seamless garment

In laying down a challenge to U.S. Catholics on the death penalty, Pope Francis highlights a deeper Catholic vision of what it means to protect human life — the notion that there is a “seamless garment” to what the church says about abortion, the death penalty and non-violence.

Act like true disciples

Pope Francis says that one of the great sins of the church is its infantilizing of the laity. “It is time for the laity to educate themselves, speak out and act like true disciples of Christ in spreading the joy of the gospel,” writes Thomas Reese, SJ.

A first for church transparency

In what may be a first for transparency in the Canadian Catholic Church, St. Boniface Archbishop Albert LeGatt has publicly released a 108-page report on the state of his bilingual diocese in Manitoba.

Calling government to account

Hospital chaplains, pastors, and spiritual care volunteers gathered Oct. 3 for a meeting about the elimination of government-funded spiritual care services in Saskatchewan health care facilities.


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Losing the language of the soul

Liturgy and Life

By Sylvain Lavoie, OMI

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 29, 2017

Breaking Open the Ordinary

By Sandy Prather

The 'undoer of knots'


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