We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'April, 2012'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.
Sometimes the simple act of naming something can be immensely helpful. Before we can put a name on something we stand more helpless before its effects, not really knowing what's happening to us.
Read the rest of entry »
Early in my adult journey of faith I had the blessing of living at Christhaven, the diocesan House of Prayer in Montana. Father Joe Oblinger, the priest who was in charge of the prayer community and retreat house, was a wise and prayerful man, committed to his faith.
I saw an advance copy of a survey by William Byron and Charles Zech, which will appear in the April 30 edition of America magazine. It was conducted at the request of David O'Connell, the bishop of Trenton, and its focus was simple: it endeavoured to discover why Catholics have left the Church.
In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. The pledge became the eight Millennium Development Goals:
To say the least, it would be difficult at present for any Albertan to be unaware that a provincial general election campaign is underway. Since the writ was dropped, the proliferation of campaign-related news stories and of signage that sprouts on lawns and boulevards like some invasive super plant has increased exponentially.
In recent weeks, we have learned about the 70 per cent cut by the federal government in Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funding for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) in the WCR and in other media.
How does one show respect in contemporary Western societies? "Western societies" here refers beyond the Western Hemisphere to include those societies in the Global South that imitate the West and/or use the Roman rites.
Regarding your recent columns on blessings (WCR, Feb. 6, March 12), you might want to provide further clarification. You should emphasize that a deacon, and not only a priest, "blesses as the official representative of the Church and so blesses in the name of the church and not in his own name" and uses the Church's official ritual.
With many others, Louise Coates stood in a long line April 13 to shake the hand of Canada's newest cardinal.
WINNIPEG - Anishinaabe elders and community leaders have adopted the archbishop of Winnipeg as their brother.