View your blog

Life's unquiet frontiers mask a hunger for faith

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 18, 2011

Few books have garnered as much respect during the past five years as has Charles Taylor's A Secular Age.

That respect is well deserved. Given secularity's convoluted history, there isn't any one, normative study that traces its evolution; but, if there was, Taylor's analysis might apply for the distinction. Deeply versed in history, philosophy, literature, theology and spirituality, Taylor has a deep well within which to dip to make his analysis. Few scholars, to my mind, bring so wide and deep a scholarship to the area of history and faith.

Read the rest of entry »

Government ignores Easter's sanctity with advance poll dates

WCR Logo

April 18, 2011

It apparently is not a matter of great concern to Canada's political leaders that advance polling for the May 2 election will be conducted on Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Monday. A Christian nation would surely find a way to avoid having the electoral process trampling on the most holy season of the year.

Christians are perhaps more accepting of this situation than we would have been a few decades ago. After all, just about any religious holiday has been open season for shoppers for some time.

Read the rest of entry »

Benedict views Polish film on John Paul

April 18, 2011

Pope John Paul's life and ministry were built on prayer and on witnessing to the Gospel, Pope Benedict said after watching a Polish-produced documentary about his predecessor.

Read the rest of entry »

Bhatti's brother says he forgives murderers

Paul Bhatti

April 18, 2011

Paul Bhatti, brother of the former Pakistani minister for minorities who was murdered by Islamic extremists, said he and his family forgive his brother's assassins.

Read the rest of entry »

U.S. Church giving rebounding from recession

April 18, 2011

Church giving in the U.S. is beginning to rebound from challenges posed by the recession, according to a new survey involving mostly Protestant churches.

Read the rest of entry »

Cantalamessa says charity requires love, action

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa

April 18, 2011

Genuine love for others is the cornerstone of charity, but it needs to be backed up by concrete action to be a complete expression of God's love for humanity, the papal preacher said.

Read the rest of entry »

Online donating to Church is exciting, says priest

April 18, 2011

Within a decade, collection baskets may be collecting more dust than cheques as more Catholics switch to electronic giving.

Read the rest of entry »

New evangelization needed to fight secularism

Cardinal Donald Wuerl

April 18, 2011

Because materialism, secularism and individualism are "rapidly enveloping our society and culture," Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl urged Catholics to actively participate in the Church's new evangelization efforts "to proclaim the Gospel anew."

Read the rest of entry »

Papal Way of Cross to give voice to abused children

April 18, 2011

The cloistered Augustine nun who has written the meditations for Pope Benedict's Way of the Cross service said she strived for simplicity to give a voice to children who have been abused in the Church and beyond.

Read the rest of entry »

Prelate calls for Jones' arrest over Quran burning

April 18, 2011

The president of the Pakistani bishops' conference has called for the arrest of a U.S. Protestant pastor whose decision to burn the Islamic sacred book has caused fury in the Muslim world and the deaths of more than 20 people.

Read the rest of entry »

Archive