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Vol. 92 No. 13 September 17, 2014

BISHOPS’ PLENARY UNDERWAY — More than 80 bishops from across Canada attended a pontifical mass at Notre Dame de Grace in Quebec City to mark the 350th anniversary of the first parish in North America outside the Spanish colonies. The mass took place on the eve of the annual CCCB plenary Sept. 15-19 in Beaupré, Quebec. Plenary coverage will be featured in the Sept. 24 issue of the Prairie Messenger. (D. Gyapong photo)

Diocesan News


Archbishop travels the province

New ballet to be presented

Owolagba new chancellor in Regina

St. Gianna Church dedicated

Jubilees celebrated at St. Philip Neri Parish

Horvath celebrates diamond jubilee

Monette celebrates golden jubilee

Praise in the Park attracts big crowd

Annual pilgrimage to Millennium Cross held

Ursuline of Prelate dies




Canadian News


Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders denounce ISIS barbarism

Bishop Gary Gordon installed in Victoria

D&P continues rebuilding efforts in post-typhoon Philippines

Archbishop Weisgerber invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada

Weisgerber stresses urgency of facing Aboriginal issues







International News


‘It pierced my heart like a knife,’ nun says after visit to Iraqis

At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

Students, others lead efforts to persuade pope to visit Detroit in 2015

RNS News Briefs

Churches feel beat of change: more diversity, more drums








In Exile

Liturgy and Life

Seeking Sophia


Features and Commentary


Around the Kitchen Table

Figure of Speech

Jokes reveal troubling theme of misogyny persists

October synod: what to expect from the meeting in Rome

Spirit of place

Regensburg Redux: Was Pope Benedict XVI right about Islam?

Making a Difference

Soul Mending

From other sources:

Synod on the family: expectations of a diocesan bishop

The makeup of Synod of Bishops on the Family is disappointing

The message of mercy

Remarriage, mercy and law

Can we talk?

Selfie-esteem: body image in a digital age

A complicated grief

Annulment reform is a smart bet at looming synod of bishops

ISIS and the crisis of meaning

The Catholic Church could be on track to become a shrinking cult




Arts and Culture


Screenings, Readings and Meanings


Lyrics and Life

CNS Movie Reviews









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