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Please distribute… To the House of Commons in Parliament Assembled We, the undersigned residents of Canada, wish to bring to your attention the following: For more than thirty years, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has been promoting and supporting university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. SSHRC funding has been used to complete ground breaking research in countless areas in Canada and around the world. The Federal Budget presented on January 27th contains a sentence that has the potential to halt this kind of research:...
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Journeys To The Heart Of Catholicism

With the recent flurry of activity from Rome: Let’s excommunicate Roy Bourgeois Let’s lift the excommunication of Bishop Richard Williamson Let’s appoint Fr. Gerhard Wagner Bishop Let’s piss off in no particular order the German hierarchy, the Jewish community worldwide, Chancellor Angela Merkel and .and,and… Perhaps it is time to Journey to the Heart of Catholicism Ted Schmidt’s book, Journeys to the Heart of Catholicism is available for $24 ,postage included, by sending a cheque payable to Sensus Fidelium to John Quinn14 Little Forks SquareSt. CatharinesOntario...
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Waiting for Mozart. Less than and somewhat more than a review

  The sting is in the tale/tail. Reading Chuck Pilon’s Waiting for Mozart I found it very easy to identify with the various characters who inhabit a Catholic parish twenty-five years after Vatican II. In 1990 I was very much involved in a Catholic parish. I was not a member of the parish council but I was active in the parish. In Waiting for Mozart’s St. Mary’s Parish Fr. Joe Burns has his parish council, a relatively new development for the Catholic Church, coming out of the reforms of Vatican II, 1962-65. Since 1971, a mere six years after the end of Vatican II, Fr. Joe has...
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Iraraeli election and the “peace process.”

  Netanyahu’s election is likely to bring the curtain down on the great fraud – the best show in town – the lie of “negotiations” and the injustice of the “peace process.” Israel consistently claimed these acts proved the nation was focused on peace and the end of the occupation. All the while, it did everything it could to further entrench the occupation and distance any chance of a potential agreement. For 16 years, we have been enamored with the peace process. We talk and talk, babble and prattle, and generally feel great about ourselves; meanwhile the...
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Remembering for the Future: An Exchange with Timothy Radcliffe, op

    Nurturing Hope How can one rekindle hope when he or she has lost the inner fire? The great saints experienced this loss of the sacred fire. They remained in wait. It is not a question of guilt: what did I do or am I not a good religious? In the history of Israel, God invites his People into the desert to lead them to another level of his presence. Christian life is about learning to wait, to hope: waiting for the Messiah during Advent, waiting for Easter on Holy Saturday, waiting for the Holy Spirit from Ascension to Pentecost. Learning to wait without knowing why. Knowing only that God...
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