SPRUCE GROVE — Evangelizing is done best through example, says Patty Schneier, a wife, mother of three, cantor and radio show host from Missouri. more . . .
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Lent is a time for self-examination and to let go of all traces of selfishness, which is the root of violence, Pope Benedict said. more . . .
Even though it's not easy to like every member of the Church, being part of Christ's body means accepting them all, Pope Benedict told seminarians.
Traditionalist Anglicans who remain in the Anglican Church rather than taking up Pope Benedict's offer of an Anglican ordinariate are wasting their spiritual energy clinging to a dangerous illusion, said the Vatican's delegate for the Australian ordinariate.
A secret ingredient to good communication is listening, and interactive technologies are making that so much easier to do, said a Vatican official.
The United Nations reported that food prices reached record highs in February.
A weakening of faith in God, a rise in selfishness and a drop in the number of people going to Mass in many parts of the world can be traced to Masses that are not reverent and don't follow Church rules, said a Vatican official and a consultant.
Pope Benedict said that those seeking "true liberty" should follow the example of a 16th-century French saint who urged the faithful to give themselves up completely to God's love.
The Obama administration's decision to no longer support the federal Defense of Marriage Act is an "alarming and grave injustice," said New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
That empty stomach rumble, a reminder of fasting during Lent, is beneficial spiritually and physically.