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Calling God 'father' affirms our trust in his love, pope says

Pope Benedict

February 18, 2013
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

When the Christian creed refers to God as "father," it is affirming a trust that the God who created the universe loves each individual and will never abandon anyone, Pope Benedict said.

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Jesus had no sin: Why was he baptized?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

February 18, 2013

Why was Jesus baptized since he had no sin?

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Pope takes the less traveled road, the one called courage

Fr. Raymond de Souza

February 18, 2013

Perhaps the greatest mind to sit on the throne of Peter has judged his body no longer capable of doing so. Pope Benedict XVI will resign as successor of Peter on Feb. 28.

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Prepare now for truth telling and healing

Bob McKeon

February 18, 2013

One key area of conversation has been the difficult history and legacy of the government-funded, Church-run Indian residential schools. It is estimated that over a period of 130 years, more than 150,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit children attended approximately 130 residential schools. The majority of these schools were run by Catholic religious orders or dioceses.

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Profound trust opens hearts to God's love

Kathleen Giffin

February 18, 2013
Second Sunday in Lent
February 24, 2013

In my job as a counselor there have been many times over the years when I have had a conversation with a client that goes something like this:

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Don’t be so caught up in this world that you forget God

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

February 18, 2013

Some years ago, I was at a religious conference where one of the speakers, widely known and respected for her work among the poor, made this comment: “I’m not a theologian, so I don’t know how this plays out theologically; but here’s the base from which I’m operating: I work with the poor. Partly I do this out of my humanity, out of natural compassion; but ultimately my motivation is Christ.

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Pope Benedict: He shepherded us with grace and humility

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February 18, 2013

Even when the one favoured to be elected the new pope prior to the conclave actually is elected, it is still a surprise. That’s how it was when Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was chosen almost eight years ago. As often as not, however, the choice is a bolt out of the blue – Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli in 1958, Albino Luciani and Karol Wojtyla in 1978.

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12 Articles of the Creed: Week TWO

February 25, 2013

Do I Believe in Jesus Christ the only Son of God?

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In a wired world, personal privacy often in jeopardy

Gordon Self

February 25, 2013

A number of years ago my wife and I and our youngest daughter went to New York City and visited the Empire State Building. While up on the crowded observation deck with cameras in tow, I noticed a woman who looked very familiar, there with her own young children.

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Through beauty, one can come to know goodness and truth

Fr. Robert Barron

February 25, 2013

In his masterpiece Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh implicitly lays out a program of evangelization that has particular relevance to our time.

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