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St. Mary's Parish in Provost puts a focus on children.
For the past century, the parish has been responsible for the spiritual upbringing of the area children, and for the past 50 years in their educational upbringing at St. Thomas Aquinas School.
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Mary's Assumption smashes the illusion of our world and gives us solid hope that death has no sting, said Archbishop Richard Smith.
St. Augustine's Confessions, the autobiographical account of his sinful youth and eventual conversion to Christianity, may be a centuries-old story but its message still resonates today, says the head of Ignatius Press.
OTTAWA – Twelve Crossroads walkers who hiked through Canada for the past three months wearing t-shirts saying "Pro Life" ended their trek in Ottawa Aug. 11, convinced the public opinion is turning against abortion.
Paul Ryan, the presumptive U.S. Republican nominee for vice-president, has been on the firing line for his use or abuse of Catholic social teaching to justify a draconian proposed budget that would cut both benefits to the poor and taxes paid by the rich.
There's an adage that says that an atheist is simply someone who cannot grasp metaphor. Thomas Halik, the Czech writer, would suggest rather that an atheist is someone who cannot be patient enough with God.
We live in a unique and tumultuous time. I read today that numerous aid organizations are predicting that up to a billion people could starve in the next year.
Pope John XXIII was known for his sense of humour and his positive outlook on life. Perhaps it was these factors that led him to say, two years after his Jan. 25, 1959 announcement that the Church would hold a worldwide council, that the announcement was greeted by the cardinals present with "a devout and impressive silence."
In one way or another, all religions deal with the problem of evil, both how to explain it and how to solve it. Buddhism, for example, teaches that all life is suffering and that the only way out is through the extinction of egotistic desire, that "blowing out of the candle" designated by the Sanskrit word nirvana. All of Buddhist practice, theory and doctrine are devoted to the attainment of this blissful state.
Planning is underway for the fifth and final year of the Nothing More Beautiful initiative in the Edmonton Archdiocese. Time and again, catechists and witnesses have reminded us of Pope Benedict's words that "there is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ."