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  War resister deportation looming   Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper,         and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diane Finley Re: Iraq War resister Corey Glass:  July 10 deportation looming Dear Prime Minister Harper and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diane Finley: We are writing to request your quick action to stop the deportation and removal proceedings against U.S. Iraq War conscientious objector Corey Glass who came to Canada seeking refuge. The federal government’s July 10 deportation...
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Anne Rice gets religion (again)

  Comes again, another Anne Rice novel on the lost years of Jesus. The latest of her works is entitled Christ the Lord: the Road to Cana. This is the second in a series of four part “autobiography” of Jesus which Rice has set her imagination to. For decades,has been known as the queen of the Vampire novels. The New Orleans-born writer tapped into a deep mother lode of cultural confusion and arcane spirituality with her vampire character, Lestat. The latter was the hero of numerous gothic novels, which found a huge audience among many people. As well, Rice wrote a few pornographic...
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Jerusalemer Nachtgespräche (Nocturnal Talks in Jerusalem) Herder Carlo Martini S. J. and Georg Sporschill,S.J. Translation from the Spanish

  “The Church must have the courage to reform itself.” This is the main idea of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (Turin, 1927) , one of the great contemporary church leaders. With praise for the Protestant reformer Martin Luther, the Cardinal asks the Catholic Church to consider the possibility of ordaining viri probati (married men, but of proven faith), and women. It also calls for an encyclical to end the prohibitions of Humanae Vitae, issued by Paul VI in 1968 with severe censorship in matters of sex. Cardinal Martini has been rector of the Gregorian University of Rome, archbishop of...
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Only in Canada eh

  Now that  Vancouver has won the chance to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, these are  some questions people from all over the world are asking. Believe it or not these questions about Canada were posted on an International Tourism Website. Obviously the answers are a joke; but the questions were really asked! Q:  I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants grow? ( England ) A:  We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch them die. Q:  Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? ( USA ) A:  Depends on how much...
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WHY NOT WALK INTO MYSTERY?

  Only getting older frees us, despite ourselves, from ourselves. Being older is what gives us the opportunity to stray as we have never strayed in our lives. We could go to the cabin on Wednesday, for instance. Well, why not? We could go down to the library and sit in the reading room and read all day. Well, why not? We could play cards with a sick neighbor today. Well, why not? Why not, in fact, walking into the mystery of life until we are comfortable enough with mystery to trust it even at the end? Schedules and deadlines have a place in life, of course. They keep us accountable to society....
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