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It's hard to know what will be decided in the May 2 election, but it's just as hard to imagine that Canadians will decide well unless we inject respect, sincerity, honesty and a few high-minded ideals into our political culture.
We can't run a country on vitriolic rhetoric, political tactics and cheap-shot ads, said Christian think-tank director Peter Stockland. Looking at the latest attack ads turned Stockland's stomach.
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The new head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, its youngest bishop, said he believes the other bishops elected him to promote unity within the Church and with other Christians.
The 40-year-old Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kiev-Halych, visiting Rome to meet Pope Benedict, told Catholic News Service he believes he was elected "despite my age."
PORTLAND, ORE. — In the morning cold of a farmhouse in the foothills of the Cascades, his hand is stiff as he grasps the broad-edged pen. His eyes have aged. But the 78-year-old priest and calligraphy master plans to write until he dies.
Father Robert Palladino, a priest of the Portland Archdiocese, is as much evangelist as artist.
VATICAN CITY — The Pontifical Oriental Institute has the best general collection in the world on Eastern Christianity.
It boasts some 184,000 volumes, including rare and precious imprints and manuscripts, documenting centuries of Eastern Christian culture in a multitude of languages.
Preparing for Easter means making a commitment to living with hope and courage, the bishops of Pakistan told Catholics in the country where anti-Christian violence has been on the increase.
A Vatican-Jewish dialogue commission warned of a "moral crisis" in modern secular society, and said religions need to respond with prayer, charitable action and dialogue.
The most effective response to veiled attacks against the Church is one that exposes misrepresentations, states the verifiable truth, explains genuine Catholic doctrine and provides examples from the lives of Catholic saints and martyrs, according to speakers at a Fordham University program.
Pope Benedict advanced the sainthood causes of 35 candidates, including Canadian Christian Brother Adolphe Chatillon.
With the help of modern technology, Archbishop Albert LeGatt of St. Boniface, Man., addressed the faithful of the archdiocese at every Mass on Sunday, March 20.
Interreligious dialogue is the peacemaker's alternative to secularism and fundamentalism, a top Vatican official wrote in a message to Buddhists around the world.