'Spiritual poverty' must be challenged ecumenically – pope

November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Christian communities are challenged by the fact that many people today do not think they need God, Pope Benedict said.

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Preaching must touch people's lives, U.S. bishops advise

November 26, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - "My dad used to say, 'I know what happened 2,000 years ago. I need to know how to live my life today.'"

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Papal teaching wins support from unexpected source

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November 26, 2012

When Catholics praise Pope Benedict, it is not surprising. But when the pope wins applause from a group of Italian Marxist academics, one has to ask what is happening.

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Whistling in the dark when it comes to facing our death

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 26, 2012

Some years ago, a friend of mine was facing the birth of her first child. While happy that she was soon to be a mother, she openly confessed her fears about the actual birth-process, the pain, the dangers, the unknown.

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Season of Giving eclipses Season of Advent

Ralph Himsl

November 26, 2012
First Sunday in Advent
December 2, 2011

Here on the first Sunday of Advent we stand at the gates of a new liturgical year. The liturgical year determines the dates for the celebration of feast days and the Scripture readings for those days.

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Spiritual memoir captures the essence of the feminine soul

Fr. Raymond de Souza

November 26, 2012

The feminine soul, created in love and for love, can be a lovely thing to encounter. One of the joys of my life these past 10 years has been the spiritual direction of young women on campus.

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Health Ethics Guide urges us to take care of our life and health

Gordon Self

November 26, 2012

The new 2012 Health Ethics Guide is finally here, and Catholic health care institutions across Canada are busy rolling it out. Covenant Health has been busy with their own education to staff and physicians, including sessions with faith communities.

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Road from Bethlehem leads to Calvary

Mark Pickup

November 26, 2012

The theme for Mass on Nov. 25, the feast of Christ the King, may seem more suited to the weeks leading to Easter than the weeks leading to Christmas. To me, it is entirely consistent with the reason behind Advent.

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Why is God called maker in the Nicene Creed?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

November 26, 2012

For many years, I have been puzzled by the English word "maker" in the Nicene Creed. I was hoping that the revision would address this. Considering the origin of the Creed, its history and the usage of the word "make," wouldn't a better translation be "creator" like in the Apostles' Creed?

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Married priests have an expanded view of family

November 26, 2012

In Eastern Christianity – among both Catholics and Orthodox – a dual vocation to marriage and priesthood are seen as a call to broaden the boundaries of what a priest considers to be his family, said Russian Catholic Father Lawrence Cross.

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