Bishops issue letter
The Catholic bishops of Saskatchewan are encouraging awareness and involvement
in the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in recording
and healing the legacy of Indian Residential Schools.
— page 3
GSAs a reality
Opponents of Bill-13 lost the debate over gay-straight alliances because
they seemed either fearful or contemptuous of the word gay in presentations
at committee, said NDP and Liberal legislators during debate at final
reading of the Accepting Schools Act.
— page 6
Documentaries form an increasingly important part of many film festivals,
Cannes being the major exception, and they can almost always be relied
upon to deliver, says Gerald Schmitz. At Tribeca this year, Canadian
selections took the top documentary as well as narrative feature jury
— page 11
“Invariably, there’s always something, big or small, that
casts a shadow and somehow keeps us from fully entering the present moment
and appreciating its richness,” writes Ron Rolheiser, OMI.
— page 13
The problem with the Vatican approach to its investigation of American
nuns is that it places the nuns squarely on the side of Jesus and the
Vatican on the side of tired old men, writes Rev. Doug Koesel.
— page 15
The Vatican “inappropriately conflates the distinctive tasks of
catechesis and theology” in its criticism of the 2006 book Just
Love by Mercy Sister Margaret Farley, says the Catholic Theological Society
— page 20