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Boring prayers focus on self, not on Jesus

May 27, 2013

If a person's prayer life is boring, that generally means that he or she is focused too much on the self and not enough on Jesus and the needs of others, Pope Francis said during his May 11 Mass homily.

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Setting the Spirit free

May 27, 2013

Pope Francis holds a dove before his weekly audience

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Human dignity is based on our relationship with God

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May 27, 2013

Christianity and secular liberalism both hold the enhancement of human dignity to be one of society's key goals. However, what those two traditions each mean by "human dignity" is quite different. To understand what is happening in today's society, it is helpful to explore those different meanings.

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Jesus gathers his dead into safer and gentle hands

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

May 27, 2013

One of my jobs as a priest is to preside and preach at funerals. Never an easy task.

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Awaken the sleeping giant of faith within

John Connelly

May 27, 2013
Corpus Christi
June 2, 2013

Imagine a sleeping giant suddenly beginning to awaken. A massive giant with great power and wisdom. A giant so large that its body literally covers the entire world.

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Angel cradles affirm worth of every person

Gordon Self

May 27, 2013

Earlier this month, Covenant Health opened two newborn safe havens in Edmonton at the Misericordia and Grey Nuns Community Hospitals. They are the first newborn safe havens in Alberta, intended to augment the existing safety net and to help prevent unsafe abandonment that threatens the life, dignity and respect owed to vulnerable newborns.

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Modern skepticism about reason leads to a dead end

Fr. Robert Barron

May 27, 2013

Classical philosophy and science sought to understand things in terms of Aristotle's four causes: material (what something is made of), formal (a thing's essential structure), efficient (how it got the way it is) and final (its purpose or destiny).

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God allows suffering to enable us to share in his redemptive love

Mark Pickup

May 27, 2013

Pope John Paul II once said that the answer to the "why" of suffering depends on the ability to comprehend the sublimity of divine love. Unfortunately for most of us, it is beyond our ability to comprehend the wonder and perfection of God's love. Left to my own means, I could not comprehend it; the "why" of suffering would remain unanswered.

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Was apostolic succession broken in Western Schism?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

May 27, 2013

The Catholic Church maintains it has the line of apostolic succession but some Protestants believe that line was broken during the Middle Ages when there was confusion as to who the real pope was. How do we still justify apostolic succession in view of Church history?

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Priest's sins were whitewashed in the name of mercy

Fr. Raymond de Souza

May 27, 2013

It was just a year ago that the latest media priest crashed and burned. Father Thomas Williams, a priest of the Legionaries of Christ and a well-known writer and television commentator, acknowledged in May 2012 that he had fathered a son many years ago. He took a leave of his public ministry.

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