Christ’s Ascension calls us to become obstacles to worldly power

Gospel for Sunday, May 28, 2017 Feast of the Ascension By Glen Argan The story of Christ’s ascension into heaven is a political story (Acts 1.1-11). It is not political in the sense that it would make Jesus and the Church political actors who compete against politicians, corporations and military leaders for worldly power. Far from it. Rather, the Ascension

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Truth is proclaimed through a heart of gentleness, kindness

Readings for Sunday May 21, 2017 Sixth Sunday of Easter By Glen Argan Our age is one where respect for truth is in decline. Whether it is political spokespersons presenting “alternative facts” or an ideological denial of the very existence of truth, that which is true is increasingly put in the shade. This presents a serious problem for Christian proclamation,

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Is Catholic education being preserved in Theodore, Sask.?

By Glen Argan I give Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall full marks for invoking the notwithstanding clause to protect Catholic schools in that province as well as the government’s right to fund the education of non-Catholic students attending those schools. A government that so openly and strongly defends Catholic education is a thing to be cherished in this era of militant

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The ways of peace: Our Lady of Fatima and non-violent resistance

By Glen Argan (Published in The Catholic Register, Toronto, http://www.catholicregister.org; issue of May 22, 2017) Students at St. Augustine School in Regina were abuzz in the fall of 1960 when we learned a priest was coming who would reveal a secret message from the Virgin Mary. Until then, my eight-year-old friends had known nothing about Our Lady of Fatima and

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Five points about Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday

Gospel for Sunday, April 16, 2017 Resurrection of the Lord By Glen Argan Mary Magdalene twice suggests that someone has stolen Jesus’ body (Jn 20.13,15). If Jesus’ body were stolen or the belief in the resurrection was the result of mass hallucination, why did the most strident persecutor of the early Church (St. Paul) come to believe in Christ’s resurrection

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