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Truth to Power, Fr Andrew Britz

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Fr Andrew Britz - Rule of Faith

Bush Dweller James Gray OSB

Vol. 92 No. 22 November 19, 2014

CNS photo/Bob Roller

The first Sunday of Advent (Year B) is Nov. 30, 2014. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

This Week

Commitment to ecumenism

One of the most significant documents of Vatican II was the 1964 Decree on Ecumenism. When Saskatoon’s Bishop Don Bolen worked for Cardinal Walter Kasper in the Vatican, the boss would tell him that all those documents produced at the Second Vatican Council weren’t supposed to sit on shelves gathering dust. — page 9

Happy New Year

With the first Sunday of Advent, the church begins a new year, writes Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers. While the Word may seem to be depressing, a second look reveals that “when Jesus says ‘beware, keep alert,’ he simply asks us to choose the good each day . . . rather than give power to the ‘worst of times.’ ” — page 13

Editorial   |  Letters to the Editor


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Malignant grip of narcissism, greed, hatred, bitterness is the real spiritual warfare

Liturgy and Life

Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers

By Marie-Louise Ternier-Gommers

First Sunday of Advent (Year B), November 30, 2014

Questioning Faith

By Mary Marrocco

Love must take us beyond pain and the urge to control


Pope Francis sidelines conservative Cardinal Burke

- Josephine McKenna

Cardinal Burke

Arts and Culture

Lyrics and Life:

Faithful to a beloved era Nick Waterhouse

CNS Movie Reviews

Beyond the Lights CNS Movie Reviews - Beyond the Lights


Karl PerssonPoetry Karl Persson, photo by Maureen Weber


Citizen of the worldCitizen of the World, Donald Dunson and James A Dunson III

Itinerant Spirit

Gerald SchmitzItinerant Spirit, Gerald Schmitz


Mary OliverMeditation