Catholic students need witnesses of faith

October 15, 2012

The buzzword in the Church these days is “evangelization.” It would seem imperative to begin with our children in our schools and determine whether or not they are being evangelized by people leading authentically Christian lives who can be witnesses to them.

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God deserves glory for every miracle

October 15, 2012

Re: “Prayer is answer to the evil one – preacher” (WCR, Oct. 1).

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Church must overcome ‘debris of failure’ – Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput

October 15, 2012

In a wide-ranging address at the annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia spoke of the “debris of failure” that must be dealt with if the Catholic Church in America is to be truly renewed.

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Cardinal prevented from joining House of Lords

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor

October 15, 2012

Pope Benedict personally intervened to prevent a British cardinal from occupying political office when he retired from active ministry.

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Social media spurs interest in vocations

October 15, 2012

Several religious congregations and organizations are taking advantage of social media to “introduce” individuals discerning a call to a vocation and the seminary, convent or monastery that fits them.

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Shanghai’s priests, nuns forced to go to ‘school’

October 15, 2012

Priests and nuns in the Shanghai Diocese were forced to attend compulsory “study classes,” which observers believe were imposed by Chinese authorities in response to the new Shanghai auxiliary’s renunciation of the Catholic Patriotic Association.

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Christ must be centre of liturgy, pope says

October 15, 2012

A liturgy is not Christian if Christ is not the centre of the celebration, Pope Benedict said.

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Church must develop thinking for digital world

October 15, 2012

Having a Catholic presence online isn’t enough for effective evangelization, the Vatican said.

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Zeal of youth can change society – cardinal

October 15, 2012

Societal transformation “often begins with the zeal, enthusiasm and creativity of young people who challenge us to see things in new ways,” a Honduran cardinal told participants at a UN forum Sept. 24.

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Year of Faith, synod entrusted to Mary

October 15, 2012

During a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Loreto, Pope Benedict formally entrusted to Mary the world Synod of Bishops and the Year of Faith.

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