Practice new evangelization by winning over hearts

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 28, 2012

Recently a new expression has made its way into our theological and ecclesial vocabulary. There's a lot of talk today about the New Evangelization. Indeed the pope has called for a synod to meet this year for a month in Rome to try to articulate a vision and strategy for such an endeavour.

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Jesus calls us to be his disciples every day

John Connelly

 

May 28, 2012
Trinity Sunday
June 3, 2012

Occasionally, I reflect on the purpose of this column. So this is simply a personal meditation on the Word Made Flesh and our call to be disciples of Jesus.

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Addicts, abandoned babies – Covenant Health cares for all

Gordon Self

May 28, 2012

On May 17, the Alberta March for Life event was held in Edmonton. I participated as a representative of Covenant Health. From the steps of the Legislature, I offered this selection of comments in solidarity with the marginalized, in particular those living with addictions and mental illness, a frequently overlooked and underserved population.

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The voice of conscience follows God's will

Bishop Fred Henry

May 28, 2012

Thomas, I'll have no opposition," warned Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons. The scene in Robert Bolt's play takes place in Sir Thomas More's garden. Henry has just learned that More does not support his plans to unmake his marriage.

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Christ is with us: Eternal life has begun

Mark Pickup

May 28, 2012

Jesus' prayer in the John chapter 17 is often referred to as the High Priestly Prayer. In verse three we read "Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ."

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Teaching on Jews is binding – cardinal

May 28, 2012

The Catholic Church's relationship to Judaism as taught by the Second Vatican Council and the interpretations and developments of that teaching by subsequent popes, "are binding on a Catholic," said the Vatican official responsible for relations with the Jews.

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U.S. bishops seek nuclear arms reduction

May 28, 2012

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined about four dozen other national organizations in amassing more than 50,000 signatures on a petition asking for a change in the United States' "outdated" nuclear arms policy.

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Faith investors aim to halt trafficking

May 28, 2012

More than three dozen U.S. and British faith-based investment firms have banded together to get the Summer Olympics' major sponsors and tourist hotels to sign a pledge saying they will work to stop human trafficking around the Olympic Games.

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Franciscan U drops student health plan

May 28, 2012

Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, is discontinuing its student health insurance plan in the upcoming school year in opposition to the Obama administration's mandate requiring most religious employers to provide no-cost contraceptive and sterilization coverage in its health insurance plans.

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Georgetown criticized for Sebelius invitation

May 28, 2012

The Archdiocese of Washington issued a statement May 15 strongly criticizing Georgetown University for selecting Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a featured speaker at an awards ceremony during its commencement week ceremonies.

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