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TORONTO – Women are not getting all the facts about the link between abortion and breast cancer, says Dr. Angela Lanfranchi.
"It doesn't matter if you're pro-life or pro-choice," she said, "women and the population just want the facts."
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A call to arms – to take up the weapons of the rosary and prayer – rings out every year at an international conference on exorcism in Rome.
The Church needs more training of both priests and laypeople in fighting the influence of the devil and bringing spiritual healing to those in need, attendees said.
OTTAWA – A year before the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Saint Paul University has launched the Research Centre for Vatican II and 21st Century Catholicism.
The centre will study the contribution Canadians made to council as well as how the council has shaped religious communities here.
MISSISSAUGA, ONT. – Catholic teachers can help create a more just Canadian society by welcoming refugees, says social justice activist Mary Jo Leddy.
"(Teachers) have a noble and ethical task," Leddy, the founder of Toronto's Romero House, said Oct. 28. Romero House houses and assists refugees in Canada.
SHERWOOD PARK – Prior to Vatican II, the Catholic Church celebrated every Mass in Latin. There was much pomp and ceremony, the rules were rigid. The Church was seen as the kingdom of God and everything outside was deemed evil.
"The Church was very authoritarian and prohibitive. You were not allowed to attend services in another Church," said Msgr. John Hamilton, presenting a brief overview of recent Church history.
Thinking in catholic terms about a global economy ought to be natural. Catholic means global, universal, transcending boundaries. But a Catholic proposal for regulating the global economy has stirred a battle between left and right within the Church.
I want to thank Archbishop Smith and Rita and Natalie for inviting me, in 25 short minutes, to try and offer a witness to three themes: commitment to the person of Jesus, obedience to him, and the way of the cross. I just want to say "Hello" to a few people from the schools and the school boards who know me; I see friendly and familiar faces.
OTTAWA – Changes in the no-longer-mandatory long-form census have prompted the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to look for new ways to fund their Ottawa-based secretariat.
In an email, CCCB general secretary Msgr. Pat Powers said the conference "used to rely on Statistics Canada to provide data on the Catholic population of each diocese."
One reward for a commitment to leading a virtuous life is criticism. As surely as night follows day, the person of devotion and virtue will be accused of hypocrisy and it will be suggested that they have turned to God out of weakness.
Of course, we are hypocrites. There is no one of perfect virtue save Jesus himself and his Blessed Mother.
The nine members of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Doctrine have reaffirmed their concerns that a 2007 book by Fordham University theologian Sister Elizabeth Johnson is "seriously inadequate as a presentation of the Catholic understanding of God."