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Five hundred years of division in the Western Christian tradition has yielded 50 years of striving for unity — and some of the best theology of our times, Regina Archbishop Don Bolen said at the launch of a new book of essays on ecumenism.

Book: Practical advice to stop resisting happiness

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It smacks us in the face pretty much every day — that sluggish, sinking-in-the-quicksand sensation of knowing what we should be doing, but not doing it.

Top Vatican and U.S. church officials back new gay-friendly book

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The Vatican’s point man on family issues and a U.S. cardinal who is close to Pope Francis have both blurbed a new book by a Jesuit priest and popular author that calls on the Catholic Church to be more respectful and compassionate toward gay people.

Archbishop Durocher digs deep into world of psalms

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OTTAWA – An idea that took root 15 years ago is now a reality for Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher.

Priest’s memoir adopts social justice outlook on issue

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Given the Church’s steep decline in the Western world in the past 50 years, one would expect defensiveness from a staunch supporter of what Pope Benedict XVI called the “hermeneutics of rupture” interpretation of Vatican II.

Fr. David Bauer was a man of the cloth, a priest of the rink

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This quote from Tom Watt, former NHL and Canadian Olympic hockey coach, left me intrigued: “Fr. Bauer is a great Canadian, but I could never get it straight — sometimes when you thought you were talking about hockey, the priest came out of him and sometimes when you thought you were talking to a priest the hockey came out of him.”

Review of 'The Seven Last Words of Christ: Reflections' by Fr. Rosica

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What do the last phrases of Christ from the cross teach today’s world?

Canadian bishops' Lent guides should challenge us

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No parish or individual Catholic should have to walk into Lent blind.

Book Review: Paths to truth a humbling and painful journey

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Experts in Humanity: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing, by Josephine Lombardi, (Novalis, softcover, 143 pages, $18.95).

Book Review: Author of 'Here I am' falls short with long-winded novel

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Jonathan Safran Foer used to be the next big thing in American fiction. Now, at 39, he is auditioning (not yet successfully) for the part of major author.

Noted biblical scholar Jesuit Father Fitzmyer dies at age 96

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PHILADELPHIA – Jesuit Father Joseph Fitzmyer, a leading Catholic biblical scholar, died Dec. 24 at Manresa Hall, a Jesuit infirmary in Philadelphia. He was 96.