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Vol. 92 No. 11 September 3, 2014

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. — Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne). (Photo by Paul Paproski, OSB)

Diocesan News


South Sudan edging toward catastrophe

Sudanese woman puts trust in God

Micah Mission aids transition to society

Ursuline celebrates 70 years

Youth ministers gather for seminar

St. Joseph the Worker Church closes

Resource centre to close




Canadian News


Medical association vows to protect conscience rights

Redemptorists pay $20 million for abuse

Refugee backlogs ‘unacceptable’

Summer Institute holds first session at SPU in Ottawa

Savoie appointed Canada’s Holy See ambassador

Patriarch pleads for help to stop Christian genocide

New president takes reins of CWL






International News


Catholic Church must welcome ‘unconventional couples,’ says top Italian bishop

Pope: Being envious, mean-spirited may be human, but it’s not Christian

Debating just-war theory in light of Islamic State and past Iraqi wars

Pope Francis lifts 29-year suspension on liberation theology icon

Political correctness about Muslims may have led U.K. officials to ignore reports of sex abuse










In Exile

Liturgy and Life



Features and Commentary


Around the Kitchen Table

The fake caliphate and Iraq’s tragedy

Foley’s brutal death sparks a faith-based debate

From other sources:

Jesus taught equality, regardless of sexual identity

The Prairie Spirituality of Ronald Rolheiser

Everyday saints

Synod on the Family, Part 1




Arts and Culture


Readings and Meanings

Theatre review: The Book of Mormon

CNS Movie Reviews

Lyrics and Life








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