EDMONTON – For centuries, Gregorian chant remained at the heart of Church music. Then the style of music mostly fell into disuse after the Baroque period, before experiencing a revival in the 19th century.
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Celebrating Mass in the Catholic heartland of Mexico, Pope Benedict told a nation and a continent suffering from poverty, corruption and violence, to trust in God and the intercession of Mary.
EL COBRE, CUBA - Entrusting people to Mary's maternal care is a normal Catholic practice, but when Pope Benedict prayed that Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre would wrap her golden mantle around the people of Cuba, it was particularly poignant.
Pope Benedict began his three days in Cuba with a call for greater freedom and human rights, including increased liberty for the Catholic Church to proclaim the Gospel and serve the Cuban people.
Alberta's new Education Act may be on hold due to the provincial election but it's still very much on the minds of Catholic trustees.
The reason most attempts at reconciliation between aboriginals and non-aboriginals fall short is because of blaming and victimization in the conversation that takes place, says Susan Campbell, director of adult faith formation in the Prince George Diocese.
Jesus never hurt or killed anyone, but took dramatic, direct non-violent action against injustice and state oppression, says Father Simon Harak.
REGINA – Evil and the culture of death thrives because good people do nothing.
OTTAWA – One of civilization's pillars – the objective recognition of sexual difference – is collapsing, a psychoanalyst priest warned the Catholic Organization for Life and Family March 22-23.
MONTREAL – Francois Gloutnay is stamping out poverty – one stamp at a time.