Power comes with total surrender to God

Ralph Himsl

July 2, 2012
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 8, 2012

Today's readings invite us to examine an element abiding in every relationship, that of "power" – and to meditate upon it.

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How do atheism and agnosticism differ?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

July 2, 2012

What is atheism? Agnosticism? What is the difference between the two?

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Future priests must be filled with the fire of New Evangelization

Fr. Robert Barron

July 2, 2012

Recently it was announced that I have been named the new rector-president of Mundelein Seminary, my alma mater and one of the largest seminaries in the United States. I believe that one reason Cardinal Francis George chose me for this position is that I've been working the past several years in the evangelization of the culture.

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Out of our isolation grows a disregard for nature, community

Lasha Morningstar

July 2, 2012

The wild hare hurtled across the winter street, just missing being hit by the car. It was 6 a.m. in city centre Inglewood. The driver was a woman, the car flashy and new. She made no attempt to stop.

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So what is ordinary about Ordinary Time?

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

July 2, 2012

Just the other day, at the jubilee celebration of my parish – Mary Help of Christians' Chinese Parish – Archbishop Richard Smith spoke about the need for a Christian compass leading contemporary Christians.

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Pope seeks to bolster Vatican's credibility

Pope Benedict

July 2, 2012

Pope Benedict asked some of his closest advisers for guidance on how to restore trust and confidence in the Catholic Church's leadership amid a scandal over leaks of confidential Vatican papers.

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Religion getting crushed in U.S. policy switch

Carl Anderson

July 2, 2012

The debate over the federal contraceptive mandate and the fight for religious freedom is not about "a particular policy choice" but is "a debate over the role of religion in American society and the freedom and integrity of the Catholic Church's mission," the head of the Knights of Columbus said June 22.

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Business schools must provide moral compass

Cardinal Peter Turkson

July 2, 2012

Business is a vocation from God, Cardinal Peter Turkson said June 18 at the University of Dayton, calling on Catholic business schools to help students develop a moral compass along with excellence in business education.

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Clash of cultures

July 2, 2012

An indigenous couple waits for the train as they make their way to the People's Summit in Rio de Janeiro June 20.

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Christian farmers offer moral values – pope

July 2, 2012

Christian farmers must react to the global economic crisis and the changes demanded to protect the environment by "cultivating a deep sense of responsibility, showing solidarity and sharing," Pope Benedict said.

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