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Vol. 92 No. 3 June 4, 2014

PENTECOST SUNDAY — A scene from Pentecost is depicted in artwork at Our Lady of Divine Providence Church in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. The feast, celebrated June 8 this year, commemorates the Holy Spirit descending upon the apostles 50 days after Christ’s resurrection. Pentecost also marks the end of the Easter season. (CNS photo/Gregory Shemitz)

Diocesan News


Future of parishes pondered

Open house held at STM

Manitoba Multifaith Council promotes dialogue

St. Augustine Parish in Humboldt expresses appreciation to Ursulines

Clergy appointments announced for Prince Albert

Regina clergy moves announced

St. Albert the Great closes

St. Paul’s Hospital holds community day

Mass of thanksgiving held

Father Coté dies in Prince Albert

Pool Our Love program aids Friendship Inn

Priests' retreat held in Regina




Canadian News


National palliative care motion adopted

Canadian religious challenged to live 'interculturally'

Bishops press for release of condemned Christian Sudanese woman

Quebec bishops condemn reintroduction of euthanasia bill

Across walls and wounds: Francis' pilgrimage of peace



International News


'Francis doctrine' puts Vatican back on world stage

Kidnapped Canadian sister, Italian priests released in Cameroon

Church in CAR wants more protection from peacekeepers

Eastern Ukraine bishop: Catholics stay home amid fighting, kidnapping

Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Catholic summit

Church must embrace digital world to spread good news






In Exile

Liturgy and Life



Features and Commentary


Around the Kitchen Table

Synod of Bishops is a new chance to do things right

From Dachau to Durham, N.C., Holocaust survivors’ ashes find fitting burial

Pulpit & Politics

A walk on the wild side

From other sources:

The secret to fighting male fury: Why #YesAllWomen is so important

SNAP is wrong to discourage victims from meeting the pope

Francis’ words on sex abuse bolster hope for action

Will the Vatican step up and hold bishops accountable?

The Benedict protégé in Francis’ Vatican

Not dark to thee

Summer reading suggestions: Boston Globe

Summer reading suggestions: LA TImes

Summer reading suggestions: Vogue

Summer reading suggestions: Upworthy

Summer reading suggestions: J.P. Morgan

Summer reading suggestions: The New Republic




Arts and Culture


Screenings and Meanings

CNS Movie Reviews

Lyrics and Life

Spain’s ‘Camino’: Walking it takes a month, making a film five years



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