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Vol. 92 No. 17 October 15, 2014

“Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to a picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.” — Leo Tolstoy (Paul Paproski, OSB, photo)

Diocesan News


Brazil missionaries return to Canada

Book explores ministry

Burys given peace award

Macoun church closes

Conference gives witness to effectiveness of restorative justice

Keewatin-Le Pas Study Days held

Teachers and staff inspired

Walk for Life takes place

Annual Life Chain held




Canadian News


Euthanasia activists highly motivated in advance of court case

Euthanasia: judging others' lives

COLF launches national palliative care campaign

CCCB president appointed to commission preparing synod’s final message

Prostitution Bill C-36 passes third reading







International News


Gospel is joyful path, not burdensome rules, Canadian archbishop says

Vatican stuns Catholic world with greater openness toward gays and lesbians

Wisconsin couple to Catholic bishops: The church is failing to address marital issues

Nobel winner Malala: Kids ‘should stand up for their rights’

Synod’s history: Bishops gather to discuss faith, morals, discipline








In Exile

Liturgy and Life

Both Lungs



Features and Commentary


Around the Kitchen Table

Figure of Speech

The ART of hope: ending poverty by accident

Opinions vary on wisdom of military action in Iraq

Building a Culture of Life


From other sources:

Why isn't anyone talking about the synod's paragraphs on contraception?

A new wind is blowing at the synod on the family

Synod releases document with new tone, calling for mercy, listening

Synod document offers new style of being church

Francis tipped his hand

Tips for connection to a loved one with Alzheimer's






Arts and Culture


Screenings and Meanings

CNS Movie Reviews









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