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Against homosexuality

Against homosexuality Murio Lapointe I have recently been made aware of your publication through a friend. I find it interesting and informative. As a practising Roman Catholic, I find it is a breath of fresh air at having important church issues openly debated. I read a number of Father James Roberts’ articles. Some I agree […]

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A Jerusalem letter for peace

A Jerusalem letter for peace – World Notes Gila Svirsky Friends, The media are eager for body counts in Iraq, but the body counts have already begun in Palestine. Under the cover of world attention riveted on the events leading up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Israeli army is having its brutal way […]

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Prayers for women’s ordination draws bishop’s fire – Church Notes – World Day of Prayer for Women’s Ordination

Prayers for women’s ordination draws bishop’s fire – Church Notes – World Day of Prayer for Women’s Ordination – Brief Article MILWAUKEE (CNS) — A Milwaukee parish’s decision to host a prayer service marking the seventh annual World Day of Prayer for Women’s Ordination drew an objection from Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan. About a […]

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Pagan Christ or historical Jesus or both.

Pagan Christ or historical Jesus or both. Barry Blackburn Tom Harpur’s recent book, The Pagan Christ (Recovering The Lost Light), reminds me of the baby and the bath water. For years, journalist and former Anglican priest Tom Harpur has been slaying the dragons of ignorance through his always insightful articles in The Toronto Star. He […]

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Gomery, upside down

Gomery, upside down Jim Stanford It was a shocking spectacle, but unless you were channel-surfing, you missed it: A government inquiry. Witnesses on the hot seat. Fiscal discrepancies, with lots of zeroes. No, it wasn’t the Gomery commission. Actually, the sums of money involved are much larger. And ironically, this controversy arises because government is […]

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Inner city street prayer – Back Burner

Inner city street prayer – Back Burner – 24th Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross in Edmonton Alberta Kate Quinn Good Friday in Edmonton began as a gray morning that turned cold, rainy and windy. That didn’t stop over a thousand people from walking the 24th Annual Outdoor Way of the Cross. It’s an ecumenical […]

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Rosemary Ruether to Berkeley: scholar-activist takes on new challenges

Rosemary Ruether to Berkeley: scholar-activist takes on new challenges – Faith & Spirituality Rosemary Ganley Last fall, the internationally respected, pioneering coo-feminist theologian. Rosemary Radford Ruether retired from 25 years as applied theology professor of at Garrett Seminary near Chicago. She recently moved to California. where she will soon teach at the Graduate Theological Union […]

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Ukraine: the poor-rich country

Ukraine: the poor-rich country – World Dave Nazar Ukraine is not a study in contrasts but a painful exercise in social analysis. The country has a legacy of political repression, Soviet administration and a policy of infra-structural expediency, side by side with immense natural resources, Europe’s richest farmland and a better-than-average, educated population with a […]

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Jesus did not die for our sins

Jesus did not die for our sins John Shelby Spong Let me state this boldly and succinctly: Jesus did not die for your sins or for my sins. That proclamation is theological nonsense. It only breeds more violence, as we seek to justify the negativity that religious people dump on others because we can no […]

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Ghost Empire How the French Almost Conquered North America

Ghost Empire How the French Almost Conquered North America Raymond Beauchemin Ghost Empire How the French Almost Conquered North America by Philip Marchand, (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2005), 456 pages. Francis Parkman was a 19th-century historian of the French, British and Indians of North America–an unrivalled tale-spinner, until now. Philip Marchand, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, […]