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Youth ministers are "agents of that encounter with the Lord that changes everything," the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops told a youth ministry conference in Ottawa March 10.
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OTTAWA – Unplug from the Internet, take out those ear buds, take some time to be still and rediscover the love of God – and make that prayer time and stillness a habit if you want to effectively share the Good News with young people.
REGINA – Health care encompasses the only experiences all Canadians have in common, birth and death, said bioethicist Dr. Margaret Somerville.
The greatest threat to the Church is its own fears. We have nothing to fear from the powers of the world who, though they torture us, ban our worship and close our schools, can never harm the Church. The history of Christianity is replete with stories of persecution making the Church stronger.
Celebration is a paradoxical thing, created by a dynamic interplay between anticipation and fulfillment, longing and inconsummation, the ordinary and the special, work and play.
Looking at the great mounds of snow in my backyard right now it is hard to imagine the transformation that will begin to take place in the next month, as spring begins to do its work.
In the days after the hoopla of the consistory for new cardinals left town, a smaller, but more historic group of pilgrims was making its way to the tomb of the apostle Peter, and the seat of his successor.
On Holy Saturday, we pray thus: "Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, cuius Unigenitus ad inferiora terrae descendit, unde et gloriosus ascendit. (Almighty, every-living God, whose only-begotten Son descended to the realm of the dead, and rose from there to glory)."
Last month I attended a press conference at Edmonton City Hall called to announce the release of an important report titled Poverty Costs: An Economic Case for a Preventative Poverty Reduction Strategy in Alberta (www.actiontoendpovertyinalbertaq.org).
I was taught that it was a mortal sin to miss Mass, without a very good reason, on Sundays, as well as on holy days of obligation.