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Fr. Raymond De Souza

Rod of discipline can be a service of love

Fr. Raymond de Souza

December 6, 2010

What does the law have to do with love? Are they not antithetical? To follow the law is to be under a burden, to be compelled, to be constrained. To love, on the other hand, is to embrace the capacity to choose, to be creative, to be liberated. more . . .

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Papal book challenges Church staff to be missionaries for faith

Fr. Raymond de Souza

November 29, 2010

At the consistory of cardinals last weekend, Pope Benedict spoke to his red-robed brethren about the "logic of the cross" which should animate their leadership in the Church.

A consistory of cardinals emphasizes the unity of the Church around Peter, and the universality of the Church spread throughout the world; it also highlights some truly heroic pastors. more . . .

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The priest has a mission in our time . . . and in all times

Fr. Raymond de Souza

November 22, 2010

About a dozen years ago I was at a dinner party in the home of people I had not previously met. When our hostess discovered that I was a seminarian, she shrieked with perverse delight, announcing to all, "Wait until my husband hears about that!" more . . .

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Cathedrals restore, let souls soar

Fr. Raymond de Souza

November 15, 2010

At the heart of every culture is its cult. Cult includes what is worshipped, what is placed at the centre of communal life, what is deemed worthy of the greatest exertions of talent and treasure. more . . .

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