Monthly Archives: April 2011

Unsanitizing Palm Sunday

Two processions entered Jerusalem on the day which opens Jesus’ final week before his crucifixion. From the west, from the balmy seaside city of Caesarea Maritima, a relatively peaceful city on the Mediterranean, came Pontius Pilate, Roman governor of Judea, … Continue reading

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Do Roman Catholics support LGBT Rights?

A recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute has demonstrated that more Catholics support marriage rights for same-sex couples than do other Christians (43%, while 31% support civil unions). A full 70% of Catholics surveyed believe that the words … Continue reading

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Lenten Clergy Retreat 2011

A number of diocesan clergy gathered together at the Bethlehem Retreat House in Nanaimo from April 4-6 for a time of quiet reflection. Retreat leader was Bishop Jane Alexander of the Diocese of Edmonton who delivered five talks entitled “Drinking … Continue reading

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