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Vol. 92 No. 8 July 16, 2014

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” — Iris Murdoch (Photo by Tiffany Banow)

Diocesan News


Abortion information meeting held

Evening of discussion held on euthanasia

Dress a Girl attracts ecumenical group

Brother takes final vows at St. Peter’s

Renovations help rebuild church family

St. Paul's College in Winnipeg receives major gift

Lay Ministry graduates commissioned

Middle School graduates first Grade 8 class

Sister retires in Regina

Annual priests' barbecue held




Canadian News


Federal Court reinstates health coverage for refugees

Epic battle to take place in New Brunswick court

Help urgently needed for Iraqi Christians

Vincentians hope to bring food security to the North

Justice committee hears witnesses on prostutition bill

McLuhan Award goes to Jesuit communicator

Victoria bishop named





International News


Chapter on abuse is not closed while people still suffer, says prelate

Pope meets sex abuse victims, says clergy actions cloaked in complicity

Pope Francis raises eyebrows by saying pedophile priests include ‘bishops and cardinals’

Church of England approves women bishops in historic vote

Pope Francis’ promised reforms start to take shape with new leaders for Vatican bank

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey supports assisted suicide bill

From gangs to coffee rust: Push factors for Central American migrants

Knights of Columbus pledge $1.4 million to Special Olympics

Not just theology: Catholic seminarians go to summer school to learn management skills









In Exile

Liturgy and Life

Ministries should be shared widely among the many




Features and Commentary


Around the Kitchen Table

Voice of the people is echoing through the church

Journey to Justice

Poverty, violence and the promise of healing

Through adversity, a strengthened faith

A Pilgrim's Progress

Building the Future

Canon Law for Today

Catholic Connections

Building a Culture of Life

A new biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer raises questions

From other sources:

Sister Helen Prejean on the movement to end the death penalty

‘Gay and Catholic’: an interview with author Eve Tushnet

Quinn to priest group: Church poised at a moment of far-reaching consequences

Wantonly, casually, we watch the water of life drain away






Arts and Culture


Screenings and Meanings

CNS Movie Reviews


Lyrics and Life







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