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OTTAWA — In an effort to produce clarity, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has entered the online fray over its overseas agency Development and Peace (CCODP).
"The 'social media' offer new and exciting ways to share information and exchange viewpoints," the CCCB said in an unprecedented May 4 statement on its cccb.ca website.
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Those wanting to volunteer in Church ministries, especially ministries dealing with children and teens, will undergo a criminal background check and their references will be thoroughly checked.
That's because the Edmonton Archdiocese is working to create a safe environment where sexual abuse of children doesn't occur.
WASHINGTON — Potential sexual abusers of minors cannot be pinpointed through "identifiable psychological characteristics," says a long-awaited report on sexual abuse by priests in the United States.
Because of that inability, it is "very important" to prevent abuse by limiting the "situational factors" associated with it, says the report released May 18.
OTTAWA — There won't be any ducking the abortion debate. People came in droves to Ottawa May 12, to make sure parliamentarians get the message.
More than 15,000 people — the biggest National March for Life in the event's history — filled the lawn on Parliament Hill May 12, eclipsing last year`s record 12,500, according to Campaign Life Coalition president Jim Hughes.
EDMONTON — Suffering and poverty have great potential to bring a person closer to God. Ask Maria Kozakiewicz. She has known both since she was a child in Poland.
When she was younger, she even prayed to be poor. "I must say it was fulfilled to the letter when we came here (to Canada)."
PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Toowoomba Bishop William Morris was asked to resign six times by three Vatican congregations and Pope Benedict before the pontiff finally insisted that he leave office May 2.
Documents obtained by The Record, Perth archdiocesan newspaper, also showed that Morris asked Vatican congregations for more time to resign because he was dealing with a protracted case involving sexual abuse.
Before getting into the topic, the apostolicity of the Church, I should like to share a memory I have of John Paul II. Once a year, on Good Friday, my preaching is delivered at St. Peter's Basilica during the Passion liturgy. So the first time I had to speak at the basilica, I realized that I had to speak very slowly because there was a resounding in the basilica.
But speaking slowly, I lasted 10 minutes more than I was supposed to, and the man in charge of the timetable of the pope, the prefect of the pontifical household, was a little nervous, because the schedule of the pope on that particular day was very tight, and he often looked at his watch.
The modern financial economy is an attempt to replace the physical limits of creation with a fantasy world in which there are no limits to growth, no risk in investment and no need to trust those to whom one loans money.
That's the view of Chicago theologian William Cavanaugh who told the annual Social Justice Institute May 13 that the financial economy represents a form of theology and spirituality contrary to Christianity.
EDMONTON — Western society has had 60 years of economic growth and yet people are increasingly unhappy, says economist Mark Anielski.
"Economic growth cannot lead us to the Promised Land," Anielski told the annual Social Justice Institute May 14.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict's easing of restrictions on use of the 1962 Roman Missal, known as the Tridentine rite, is just the first step in a "reform of the reform" in liturgy, said the Vatican's top ecumenist.
The pope's long-term aim is not simply to allow the old and new rites to coexist, but to move toward a "common rite" shaped by the mutual enrichment of the two Mass forms, Cardinal Kurt Koch said May 14.