As the top officials of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious prepared to meet in Rome with the head of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, they received messages of support from the executive committee of the Congregation of Major Superiors of Men and the heads of seven Franciscan provinces in the U.S.
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The demands of work can't bully people out of needed time off, Pope Benedict said.
In her 60-year reign, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has offered the world an inspiring example of Christian leadership and dedication to duty, Pope Benedict said in a message to the monarch.
When the revised English Mass was talked about in the sermons or in the WCR, it was with the idea that the Church was going to give a version closer to the Latin that I grew up with.
Development and Peace is making an emergency appeal, warning that the Sahel region of Africa is facing catastrophic food shortages after erratic weather has caused the failure of crops. In addition, rising food costs have made it increasingly difficult for families to access food.
I was somewhat surprised and saddened by the opening paragraphs of the article by Michael Swan (WCR June 11) on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
In a moving celebration at St. Joseph's Basilica, Archbishop Richard Smith ordained four married men to the permanent diaconate June 2.
TORONTO – The bitter history of Canada's attempt to wipe out aboriginal culture through a system of Church-run schools has come to Canada's largest and most invisible native community – and its biggest city.
EDMONTON – Parish workers, including pastoral assistants, parish secretaries and cooks, are drawn together by "a commitment to caring in the spirit of Jesus Christ," said Dr. Margaret Clark.
Donning hardhat, goggles and steel-toed boots, Catholic Pastoral Centre staff have been hard at work assisting Habitat for Humanity build affordable housing units for low-income Edmontonians.