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January 2012

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Weekly Bulletin
January 3, 2012

Happy New Year    


new year, new you The gifts may all be unwrapped, but there are still 5 days left of Christmas, so don't wrap up the celebrating just yet! The consumer-driven "holiday season" is over, but until Epiphany on January 8, the church continues to sing with joy to the world over the birth of our Savior. And with that birth comes a new beginning for each of us, a chance to stretch our souls.

How are you beginning anew for 2012? Share your resolutions in about 500 words and email them to We'll select our favorites and post them on our blog.


This week on

Life: A new year, a new you         

Need to work on your abdominals? If you're firmly resolved to change in 2012, Heather Grennan Gary details a workout regime toward your totally pumped-up spirit. 

Why does the church require miracles for sainthood?

A holy life and popular devotion aren't enough to make one an official saint. Heidi Schlumpf explores why miracles are necessary for determining who earns canonization. 


Culture: A good fit?
Current church teaching on gay and lesbian people says something other than what the church also says about the dignity of all human beings, writes Bryan Cones. blogs


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Margin Notes: Congress: Lend your ears, and perhaps your wealth 
As the Occupy Wall Street movement has pitted the 99 percent against the 1 percent and as recent reports reveal that 1 in 2 Americans are now considered to be poor, income inequality is a real concern for our country.


The Examined Life: Were the new translations cause for Mass confusion on Christmas?  
It didn't take long after the announcement was made that the new Mass translation would be implemented at the start of Advent 2011 for people to begin speculating on what that would mean for Christmas liturgies.


The Examined Life:  We're No. 1! In charitable giving that is... 
If you're in the middle of your holiday consumption hangover--buyer's remorse, eater's remorse--you can comfort yourself a bit today with the news that our nation of consumers is made up of givers as well.


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