Books received:

    BEYOND WORDS: New Language for a Changing Churchby Lorraine Ste-Marie, Novalis 2008 Lorraine Ste-Marie teaches pastoral theology in the Doctor of Ministry program at the University of Ottawa.Inspired by contemporary thinking in feminism, cosmology and meaning making she invites us to join her “in seeking how language can enable us to live out our mission more fully.”Is inclusivity important in the divine plan?Then we must change the way we speak. A hands on book which will be very useful as we move toward a more inclusive Church. JUSTICE IN THE BALANCE: Learning from the...
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Public Debate?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUuUxe8mfCM&eurl=http://www.youtube.com/my
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Death or Canada: The Irish Famine Migration to Toronto 1947 by Mark G McGowan. Novalis, Toronto 2009 166 pp

  Toronto, the city that Canada loves to hate also known as Toronto the Good is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Changed forever by the post World War ll immigration of thousands of refugees, it had its first huge crisis in 1847 and it passed with flying colours. Historian Mark McGowan fleshes out a largely untold story of Canada’s largest city—how the overwhelmingly Protestant city still dominated by the remnant of the Anglican Family Compact responded to the sudden massive arrival of largely Catholics fleeing the devastating Irish potato famine of 1847. Needing...
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Meet Texas Judge Sharon Keller

Meet Texas Judge Sharon Keller Judge Keller, 55, has always kept her own counsel; her colleagues at the court have given her the nickname Mother Superior because of her reserved and diligent demeanor and her devout Roman Catholic faith. So, how does a devout Roman Catholic judge in Texas operate: In 1998, Judge Keller wrote the opinion rejecting a new trial for Roy Criner, a mentally retarded man convicted of rape and murder, even though DNA tests after his trial showed that it was not his semen in the victim. “We can’t give new trials to everyone who establishes, after conviction, that...
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Church Notes

  Church Notes LONDON – 30 March 2009 Christians lobby for ‘jobs, justice and climate’ on eve of G20 meeting Ellen Teague Christian justice and environment campaigners were among 35,000 people who converged on Central London on 28 March to lobby gathering world leaders over ‘jobs, justice and climate’. The peaceful rally was organised by a coalition of organisations including Christian agencies such as CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund and Progressio. Under the banner Put People First, the rally called for decent jobs and public services for all, an end to global...
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