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Twenty years ago, a 12-year-old girl stood before government officials from most of the world's countries and pleaded for her future. Worried about pollution and overuse of natural resources on her finite planet, she begged, "If you don't know how to fix it, please don't break it."
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MONTREAL – The Second Vatican Council and changes in society in the last 50 years have deeply affected the life of the Church and that of religious communities, 290 leaders of Canadian religious congregations were told.
Dr. Randall Abele, one of four recently ordained permanent deacons in Edmonton, never felt rushed by God in his vocation.
Some men entering the diaconate receive clear signs or hear a dramatic call. Wesley Turton's experience was not as noteworthy.
According to Carlos Lara, everybody has a calling from God. The Holy Spirit has allowed him to not only understand his call but to act upon it. On June 2 he answered the call and was ordained a deacon at St. Joseph's Basilica.
Ronald (Rollie) Comeau always knew God expected more of him. He just didn't know what it was. When he thought God might have been calling him to the priesthood, he met his wife Joanne.
Musicians take part in a parade during the Festa do Divino, or Festival of the Divine, in Sao Luiz do Paraitinga, Brazil, May 27.
In five speeches over a period of six months, Pope Benedict warned visiting U.S. bishops of the threats that an increasingly secularized society poses to the Catholic Church in America.
The Catholic Church's opposition to the bullying of homosexuals is written into the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Homosexuals "must be treated with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided," the Catechism states (n. 2358).
A friend of mine jokingly says that when she dies she wants this epitaph on her gravestone: There was always something.