Human sexuality must be lived out in a liturgical and mystical context, through the sacraments and gestures of worship and prayer, says an Eastern Catholic priest.
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On Feb. 10, my husband Patrick and I had the pleasure of participating in World Marriage Day. This year it was held in Pickardville, a hamlet located in Westlock County approximately 62 km northwest of Edmonton.
The period immediately following a pontificate is one of excited speculation, more or less loose, about the identity of the next pope.
VATICAN CITY – Cardinal-electors are caught in a Catch-22. They are eager to give the world a new pope; however, they need time to pick the right leader, said South Africa's cardinal.
Chanting the Litany of the Saints, asking a host of holy men and women to help them, the cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel in procession, aware of their enormous responsibility to elect a new pope.
VATICAN CITY – Even though a conclave to elect a new pope has not yet started, the papal tailors have the white cassock ready for the new pontiff when he appears less than an hour after his election on the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.
Collins told Catholic News Service Feb. 26, "Each cardinal brings his own sense of what are the key issues, but they will be very much determined by where he's coming from."
Cardinals Thomas Collins of Toronto and Gabriel Zubeir Wako of Khartoum, Sudan.
Christians must be willing to risk civil disobedience and suffer its consequences as Western society lapses into denial of objective truth, says McGill University professor Douglas Farrow.
VATICAN CITY – The Clementine Hall is traditionally the place where cardinals bid farewell to popes at the end of a pontificate, but usually when the pope in question is lying in state before his funeral.