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July 4, 2005

Can We Forgive Karla

Just when you thought you were moving on, more attention to the comfort of your heinous victimizer emerges.
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May 20, 2005

Lessons Forgotten

Another Paul, the Apostle, could teach our politicians a thing or two about leadership, says LORNA DUECK
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February 1, 2005

Are We Ready for the Ethics Debate?

The sad story of Marcel Tremblay, who the Globe reports had a living wake at a Ottawa area Holiday Inn, then went home and pulled a turkey basting bag over his head, exterminating himself with helium while an approving family stood by and watched, is just too bizarre to let go.
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December 22, 2004

A Diamond-Hard Lesson In A Lump Of Christmas Coal

To me, it seems totally out of character for Saint Nicholas to allow such a killjoy around him. No wonder any judgments Pete dispenses for Santa haven't translated into North America's generously commercial nature.
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November 1, 2004

Living Tree of Law Has Roots in Reality of God

What seems to be lost in public language however, is how to discuss why moral views run so deeply on this issue. Ironically, the court itself addressed it when it referred to the living tree that is our law.
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October 1, 2004

Can This Marriage Be Saved

The definition of marriage is at the core of our ideas of individual and religious freedoms; it's shaped by moral standards that have stood for centuries. That's why more than 25 groups, representing millions of Canadians, are appealing to the court be heard on this matter.
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August 1, 2004

A is for Adult Authority

A national story about how to control your teenager hasn't been dinner table conversation at my home, probably because we haven't had the kids at supper very often lately. They are teenagers, for heaven's sake, and they've got a life of their own.
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June 1, 2004

The Election's Cross to Bear

Bravo for Bishop Fred Henry, who castigated the Prime Minister for "moral incoherence" in his stand on abortion. Bishop Henry reiterated what authentic faith requires in any Canadian: integration into daily life. Without that, faith is an empty ritual.
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June 1, 2004

Citizen Forum

I completely disagree with any legalization of marijuana, but Paddy talked over my concerns and for the first time I left a visit with her feeling she misunderstood how important a moral compass is for our country. This is a hard thing to say about a person who is as good as Paddy is.
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May 1, 2004

Lessons from the Dalai Lama

He has held up a mirror to us, and in the reflection is a country (maybe I'll have to admit it's a post-Christian Canada) that still loves the energy of discovering there is a way to "nurture a good heart."
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April 11, 2004

There Is A Christ In Christmas

He drew on the riches of his past to conclude in his famous reply, that "The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see....push aside the curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond...."
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April 11, 2004

Marriage Works: Leave It Alone

Spiritual conviction shaping public activity is a still-vibrant part of our heritage; for the church to walk away from something as fundamental as performing legally recognized marriages is a profound development.
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