Every 30 minutes in Afghanistan, a woman dies in childbirth. As well, one in three women experience physical, psychological or sexual abuse, and forced marriages are common.
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EDMONTON - Father Lee Kenyon, the Canadian head of ex-Anglicans who have become Roman Catholic, made his first visit to the Edmonton community April 15.
For Sandra Prather, when we talk about honouring and engaging the spirit of Vatican II we are thinking about an open Church, a welcoming Church, a Church engaged in the world.
In the teaching of Pope Francis, the devil has a more dastardly agenda than just convincing people to break one of the Ten Commandments; "the enemy" wants them to feel weak, worthless and always ready to complain or gossip.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has reaffirmed the Vatican's call for reform of the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
While some Catholics would like to undo the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, others basically are trying to build a monument to it rather than fully live its teachings, Pope Francis said.
VATICAN CITY – Christians need to avoid the temptation to show so much common sense that they fail to follow Jesus, Pope Francis told pediatric clinic volunteers who work at the Vatican.
Irritating isn't it? The homily the priest gives hits home and he cites the book and author. Or you tune into CBC's Tapestry Sunday afternoon and host Mary Hyne's interview with a spiritual author stops you in your tracks.
Perhaps booking flights or taking an expensive excursion to distant locales is not in your summer budget. Or maybe you just want to enjoy a more faith-filled holiday.
You would love to take a trip somewhere nice but you don't have the time, right? However, it's best to make time because regular holidays are a vital necessity.