Dark Knight Batman becomes an icon of Christ

Fr. Robert Barron

August 27, 2012

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.

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Ethics demands keen judgment, open heart

Gordon Self

August 27, 2012

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."

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S. African bishops urge inquiry into mine violence

August 27, 2012

South Africa's bishops condemned the killings at a platinum mine in Marikana and called for a judicial inquiry into the circumstances that led to the violence.

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Vietnamese replace Mary with Ho Chi Minh

August 27, 2012

Government authorities from a district in Vietnam's Central Highlands forced ethnic villagers to remove Catholic pictures and items from their chapel, and authorities replaced them with images of the late communist leader Ho Chi Minh.

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Poor need lobbyists more than rich – bishop

August 27, 2012

The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development urged the Senate to retain tax credits that keep low-income Americans from sinking into poverty, saying it would be "unjust and unwise" to let them lapse while addressing tax-cut proposals for higher-income Americans.

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Indian Church moves to protect environment

August 27, 2012

Environmental protection is "an expression of faith in God," said the bishops of Kerala state.

"Our faith calls for protecting the creation of God and adopting our lifestyle accordingly," the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council said in a statement after its Aug. 10 meeting.

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U.S. religious keep talking with Vatican rep

August 27, 2012

Members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious announced Aug. 10 at the close of their four-day assembly in St. Louis that they will continue to dialogue with Church officials about the Vatican's doctrinal assessment of their organization.

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Go to Mass together, pope urges married couples

August 27, 2012

Going to Mass together and setting aside time each day to talk to each other are two simple practices that can help Catholic couples strengthen their marriage and be examples to others, said a papal message.

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Americans back guns, but not in church

August 27, 2012

A poll analyzing views about gun control in the context of people's faith groups found that a majority of Americans believe gun rights are as important as other constitutional rights, but they draw the line at guns being permitted in churches and government buildings.

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Russian, Polish Christians seek reconciliation

August 27, 2012

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church and the president of the Polish Catholic bishops' conference signed a joint message Aug. 17 urging Poles and Russians to set aside centuries of anger and prejudice and work together to maintain their countries' Christian identities.

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