Why do we pray the Nicene Creed today?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

January 14, 2013

My question is how many of us know who Arius was and do we pray the Nicene Creed as an answer to Arius or to express that God is a creator as an artist is a creator?

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Forget those January resolutions; just let me have some joy

Lasha Morningstar

January 14, 2013

A clean slate. Usually a new year brings a great pricking of the conscience, an obligation to make – and keep – rules.

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Refugee sponsors exposed to greater financial risk

Joe Gunn

January 14, 2013

After the Epiphany, the Holy Family became refugees. The Gospel of Matthew reports that after the visit of the Magi, an angel appeared to Joseph and warned him to flee to Egypt.

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Old Mass stressed the many ways we call upon the Lord

January 14, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Before moving on from the topic of liturgy, we might do well to stop and consider what was lost in the liturgical reforms that took place after the Second Vatican Council.

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SSPX head says Vatican sent mixed messages

Bishop Bernard Fellay

January 14, 2013

The head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X said he has been receiving mixed messages from the Vatican for years over how the group might be brought back into full communion with the Church.

 

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Senegalese Catholic helps women beat poverty

Constance Mbaye

January 14, 2013

When she heard from the village chief that a 14-year-old girl was being forced to leave school and marry, Senegalese aid worker Constance Mbaye could think of only one thing to do.

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Pope visits butler in jail, personally delivers pardon

January 14, 2013

During a 15-minute meeting in the Vatican police barracks, Pope Benedict visited with his former butler, Paolo Gabriele, and told him he was forgiven and was being pardoned.

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Humans are hard-wired for peace, says Benedict

January 14, 2013

Welcoming in the new year, Pope Benedict said that despite the injustice and violence in the world, every human being yearns for and is made for peace.

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Christmas is reminder of God’s great power – pope

January 14, 2013

The annual celebration of Christ’s birth fills Christians with hope and joy because it is a reminder that the power of God is always at work, and he does great things even through the weak and the small, Pope Benedict said at his weekly general audience Jan. 2.

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Vatican official thanks mothers of priests

January 14, 2013

The mothers of priests and seminarians deserve the thanks of the whole Church for raising their sons in the faith and supporting them in their vocations, said Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy.

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