Two days after the head of the Vatican office overseeing religious life said he had not been consulted by the Vatican’s doctrinal office about a controversial investigation of American nuns, the two bodies affirmed their “common commitment” to reform of the U.S.-based Leadership Conference of Women Religious.
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The Second Vatican Council's Decree on Ecumenism (Unitatis Redintegratio) staked the cause of Christian unity clearly on the ground of Church renewal.
Last month I attended a special event at the Bissell Centre in the heart of Edmonton's inner city. This event was the occasion for the public release of the Year 4 Update report on progress in Edmonton's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.
Pentecost seems to be a forgotten feast. Christmas and Easter are mega-feasts but Pentecost comes and goes, hardly being noticed.
The traditional statement of "food, water and shelter" as the three essentials to human life probably needs a revision. I would say that there are four essentials to human life: food, water, shelter and love.
Recently an op-ed piece appeared in the New York Times by Frank Bruni, entitled, "The Wages of Celibacy." The column, while provocative, is fair. Mostly he asks a lot of hard, necessary questions.
Our human desire is to project an aura of confidence, of success, of being in control. We want to know it all and to have others believe we know it all.
Pope Francis exchanges skull caps with a young girl.
For everyone born into this world, death is inevitable. But one's outlook on death changes drastically when the date of death is penciled in on a calendar.
Carmel Hunt was born into a ready-made community. As the youngest of nine children, she grew up learning that although everyone in her busy home was of the same family, everyone was different.