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Vol. 92 No. 18 October 22, 2014

AUTUMN SPLENDOUR — St Stephen’s Church in Old Chelsea, Que., is surrounded by autumn splendour just before Thanksgiving weekend. The parish, established in 1845, is located at the edge of the Gatineau Hills. (Photo by Gerald Schmitz)

Diocesan News


Assisted suicide and euthanasia discussed

Couple speaks of experience with justice system

Four million at risk in South Sudan: Asida

Staff and clergy meet

Thousands will benefit from 16 projects worth $5.5 million

Our Lady of Peace attracting parishioners

Hey Nunnie Nunnie returning to Saskatoon

Latin mass for everybody, including children

Kleisinger new family life co-ordinator

Commissioning ceremony held




Canadian News


Pastoral approach the real revolution from the synod: Durocher

Modify vocabulary in fight against euthanasia

Previous euthanasia decision ‘still good law’

CWL urges government to create a national palliative care strategy

Catholic entities ‘discriminated’ against by TRC commissioner

Saguenay prayer case heard at Supreme Court







International News


Catholic bishops narrowly reject a wider welcome to gays, divorced Catholics

Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

Cardinal says balancing truth, mercy always difficult, always needed

Missionaries help keep people, church healthy and holy, pope says

Pope Paul VI is almost a saint: Four of his biggest legacies

Bishop says Ebola makes Liberians feel ‘God has forsaken us again’

Orphans abandoned, shunned in Africa’s Ebola crisis

Terrorism in Mideast has reached ‘unimaginable proportions,’ pope says

Christians must treat others with gentleness, love, says priest









In Exile

Liturgy and Life

Breaking Open the Ordinary

A Joyful Noise



Features and Commentary


Around the Kitchen Table

Conscience vs. authority at Pope Francis' synod

Pastoral solutions will come out of local churches

Challenge of Ecumenism

Canon Law for Today

A different take on lenten prayer ends in September

Soul Mending


From other sources:

Pope given standing ovation at end of synod

Five things the synod just did

Synod report narrows open tone, pope calls for middle path

However dramatic, the synod of bishops 2014 was just the beginning

Synod revealed the muscle, muck and mire of a living church

Kasper: Francis' map for reform will outlive his pontificate

Call the Midwife is a celebration of life

Bishop Morrie has a remembrance of things past







Arts and Culture


Screenings and Meanings

CNS Movie Reviews

Lyrics and Life









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