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  CURRENT ISSUE:  April 17, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 8   •   Oakland, CA

Recognize the joy and happiness Mary felt
Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ:
A few years ago, I made a Holy Week retreat in the Benedictine Abbey of St. Benoit du Lac in Quebec, Canada. The monks have this very interesting liturgical tradition. >>>

Entering Holy Week
The Palm Sunday liturgy began on the plaza outside the Cathedral of Christ the Light on April 9, with the readings that mark the beginning of Holy Week, and the blessing of the palms, held in the outstretched arms of the people, who lined the path to the cathedral's doors. >>>

'Women Deacons:
What the Past Can
Mean for Today'

Almost a year ago, in answering questions asked of him by the International Union of Religious Superiors, Pope Francis said, "I accept. It would be useful for the Church to clarify this question. I agree," when asked if he would establish an official commission to study the question of whether women could be admitted to the diaconate. >>>

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