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When representatives of Catholic development organizations arrived in Warsaw to lobby for action at an intergovernmental conference on climate change, many also urged greater involvement by their own Church.
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WARSAW, POLAND – Representatives of Catholic organizations voiced disappointment at the conclusion of a United Nations summit on climate change and urged Church leaders to do more to mobilize the public to act on behalf of the environment.
On any given day more than 160,000 Canadians over 18 are in jail, though only 38,000 of them have been convicted of a crime. Despite a decline in crime rates, the rate at which Canadians are jailed rose by five per cent between 2001 and 2011, according to Statistics Canada.
A new book on meditation is inviting youth to take ownership of their prayer life. Guided Meditations for Young Catholics by Glynnis Hope B. Dawson is targeted at group leaders – catechists, youth ministers and teachers – to help them guide young people age 10 to 15 to a meaningful and relevant prayer life.
The following books are suitable for Christmas giving: Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing, A Girl Called Problem, Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children, Dear God, I Don't Get It and The Prayer of St. Francis
For someone who has frequently been shunned and humiliated because of a disease that has severely disfigured his entire body, receiving the pope's loving embrace was like being in paradise.
About 91,000 Alberta children live in poverty. Of those children, 28,000 live in Edmonton.
REGINA – Sara Pechanac was born into a Muslim family, but she remembers that even as a child she wanted to be a Jew.
VATICAN CITY – Just as fine wine grows stronger with age, grandparents and other elderly Catholics "have the strength to leave us a noble inheritance," Pope Francis said at his early morning Mass.
The West's crisis of faith has "morphed" into a crisis of hope that requires anchoring people in the great Christian story, said Montreal Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd.