Vietnamese ordinations

May 7, 2012

Newly ordained priests lie prostrate in prayer during an ordination ceremony at the Citeaux Chau Son abbey in Vietnam's Ninh Binh province April 29.

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Liturgy needs literal translation – Benedict

May 7, 2012

Pope Benedict told the German bishops that, as pope, he has celebrated Mass in different languages and "sometimes it is hard to find common ground" in the various translations.

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U.S. Catholics called to lead worldwide revival

May 7, 2012

Pope Benedict wants the Catholic Church in America to be in the forefront of reviving Catholicism worldwide, the apostolic nuncio to the United States said in Columbus, Ohio.

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Link charity, social justice with prayer – pope

May 7, 2012

All pastoral work, including promoting social justice and providing for the poor, must be nourished by prayer, Pope Benedict said.

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Belgian beer honours Hawaiian saint

Damiaan Donker

May 7, 2012

First, a couple of schools. Then, several U.S. parishes.

Now . . . a fine craft beer?

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Energy projects deserve both scientific and moral scrutiny

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April 30, 2012

Many people, especially those in the oil industry, will not lament the federal government's intention to restrict public input in the approval process for major energy projects to those directly affected. The approval process is cumbersome, they may say, in large part because of the role played by environmental groups with no direct interest in such projects.

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Living in the light demands transparency – no dark secrets

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 30, 2012

Several years ago, I was approached by man who asked me to be his spiritual director. He was in his mid-40s and almost everything about him radiated a certain health.

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Yield, trust in Jesus, let him live in us

John Connelly

 

April 30, 2012
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 6, 2012

In today's Gospel, Jesus teaches us how to live as authentic Christians. He says . . . "Abide in me as I abide in you." (John 15.5). The word "abide" has interesting connotations.

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Patriarch of health care shared wisdom

Gordon Self

April 30, 2012

Last month, at age 85, we lost one of the most influential people in Catholic health care. Father Kevin O'Rourke was described as a "patriarch," whose contributions supporting clinicians and theologians alike to think clearly about the health care ethics issues of our times was incomparable.

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Bullying reveals a failure to turn boys into adults

Fr. Robert Barron

April 30, 2012

It is difficult indeed to watch the new documentary Bully without experiencing both an intense sadness and a feeling of helplessness. The film opens with the heartbreaking ruminations of a father whose son committed suicide after being brutally bullied by his classmates.

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