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Some years ago, a friend of mine was facing the birth of her first child. While happy that she was soon to be a mother, she openly confessed her fears about the actual birth-process, the pain, the dangers, the unknown.
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Here on the first Sunday of Advent we stand at the gates of a new liturgical year. The liturgical year determines the dates for the celebration of feast days and the Scripture readings for those days.
The feminine soul, created in love and for love, can be a lovely thing to encounter. One of the joys of my life these past 10 years has been the spiritual direction of young women on campus.
The new 2012 Health Ethics Guide is finally here, and Catholic health care institutions across Canada are busy rolling it out. Covenant Health has been busy with their own education to staff and physicians, including sessions with faith communities.
The theme for Mass on Nov. 25, the feast of Christ the King, may seem more suited to the weeks leading to Easter than the weeks leading to Christmas. To me, it is entirely consistent with the reason behind Advent.
For many years, I have been puzzled by the English word "maker" in the Nicene Creed. I was hoping that the revision would address this. Considering the origin of the Creed, its history and the usage of the word "make," wouldn't a better translation be "creator" like in the Apostles' Creed?
In Eastern Christianity – among both Catholics and Orthodox – a dual vocation to marriage and priesthood are seen as a call to broaden the boundaries of what a priest considers to be his family, said Russian Catholic Father Lawrence Cross.
The Church’s New Evangelization and its call to share the faith is the responsibility of all Catholics, said Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington.
Far from being just a moral or ethical code, Christianity is “an experience of love; it’s welcoming the person of Jesus,” Pope Benedict said.
Pope Benedict has established the Pontifical Academy of Latinity to promote the study of the Latin language and culture, and not just within the Catholic Church.