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Vol. 92 No. 16 October 8, 2014

ACADEMIC MASS — St. Thomas More College chapel was full Sept. 28 as community, faculty, students and staff came together to celebrate and participate in the liturgy to mark the start of the school year. The annual academic mass began with an academic procession incorporating faculty and staff who were invited to wear their own academic robes or simple gowns made available. An instrumental processional hymn was played as faculty and presiders took their places. Bishop Emeritus Gerald Wiesner, OMI, was the main presider, assisted by Rev. Andre Lalach of the STM campus ministry team. Wiesner is the former bishop of Prince George who has retired with his Oblate community in Saskatoon. (Jacquie Berg photo)

Diocesan News


Church not helping reconciliation: Sinclair

Basilian sculpture unveiled

Basilians are Jesuits without the attitude

Bayda preaches at Saskatoon mass

Compassionate Healers Mass held in Regina

Archdiocesan appeal launched

PeaceQuest aims to foster culture of peace

Prairie Prism part of Culture Days

Serena run for the family held

Communion and confirmation in St. Boniface




Canadian News


Caution urged as Canada debates military action

Disability rights activists say euthanasia poses deadly threat

Canada rejects UN resolution on native rights

Hundreds join first Ottawa’s anti-human trafficking Freedom Walk

Art exhibit traces events of Jesus’ life

Sisters of Charity-Halifax elect leadership team







International News


Pope tells bishops at family synod to speak fearlessly, listen humbly

Opening family synod, pope warns bishops of hypocrisy, pride and greed

Philippine cardinal hopes synod debate goes beyond communion question

Pope Francis wanted open debate. With clashing cardinals, he’s got it

Polish bishops: European pact on violence, women flouts church teaching








In Exile

Liturgy and Life



Features and Commentary


Around the Kitchen Table

What kids with Down syndrome need most is friendship

A Pilgrim's Progress

Canon Law for Today

A pie fit for the apple of your eye


From other sources:

Air of mystery clouds nearly every aspect of synod on the family

Millennials want a messy, earnest discussion about family

Synod: Speakers say parishes should welcome same-sex couples

Marriage, violence, the synod, and ‘Gone Girl’

Catholic Church Reform’s alternate gathering on the family highlights lay vocation: Joan Chittister, OSB

Pope opens synod criticizing ‘bad shepherds,’ those who ‘thwart’ God

Married couples are stealing the show at the synod

Maybe Francis isn't after a lurch to the left, but a new balance





Arts and Culture


Screenings and Meanings

CNS Movie Reviews









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