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You don’t often get to see a Wicked Bible. There aren’t many of them left. That’s because King Charles I ordered them all burned. more . . .
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The annual World Day of Prayer is slated for Friday, March 4 with 13 ecumenical prayer services in the Edmonton area. more . . .
Believing in Jesus Christ gives people strength to face the normal challenges of life and is not another burden to carry, Pope Benedict said. more . . .
Perhaps the only way the work done by KAIROS, the Canadian ecumenical social action coalition, would receive much public attention would be for it to be the subject of a federal political controversy. The organization has worked in relative obscurity for decades despite significant funding from the Catholic bishops and religious orders, mainline Protestant churches and the federal government. more . . .
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you.
You will recognize these words as the opening lines of Rudyard Kipling's famous poem, If, and they, as much as any scriptural commentary, provide the key to understand the story of Noah and the Ark. more . . .
The readings for this Sunday's Mass led me once more to a realization that I might have thought had long since found a secure place in my mind. I mean the understanding that biblical texts require an approach unlike that used by a reader of novels or history. Biblical texts want thought and meditation. Quick perusal with the smug satisfaction of a duty done and a dismissive "Well, that's it then," will not do. more . . .
When I received the invitation to come, I was very happy, because I love the title of this series of lectures, Nothing More Beautiful, for many reasons. When we first learned the catechesis we remember three important verbs: We were created to know, love and serve God and our neighbour.
These verbs are related. You cannot love what you do not know; you cannot serve if you do not love. So we must know our Mother Church every day better in order to love her more and to serve her better. Nothing more beautiful to enhance our spiritual identity than knowing our creed better. And so that is why we are talking of the Church. The Church we believe in is catholic. more . . .
The architects of a new world order often speak of a global village. Hillary Clinton tells us that it takes a village to raise a child. Are they speaking of the same village? more . . .
A group of leaders in Catholic health care gathered recently to discuss many challenging ethical issues they face — ones that provide no easy solutions. For example, they spoke of how to respond to overwhelming health and social needs associated with those living on the streets when the IV drug user, homeless person, gang member or street worker suddenly finds themselves a patient in our facilities. more . . .
A culture expresses itself in what it chooses to build. Ancient Egypt gave us the pyramids, tombs of their god-kings. Medieval France gave us the Gothic cathedral. Twenty-first century Texas gives us a $1.2-billion football stadium. more . . .