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WASHINGTON – Adult Catholics in the U.S. are reading the printed versions of their diocesan newspapers to a much greater extent than they read the online versions, says a new study.
The study, commissioned by the Catholic Press Association (CPA), showed that 26 per cent of adult Catholics had read a print copy of their diocesan newspaper or magazine in the past three months, but only four per cent had gone to their computer to view the online version of the publication.
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CORNWALL, ONT. – Controversy surrounding the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) continued to dog Canada's bishops as they began their annual plenary Oct. 17-21.
On day one of Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) gathering of 75 bishops from across Canada, a Quebec pro-life group dropped off a 400-name petition demanding a complete review of CCODP.
A substitute schoolteacher, Sylvia Forrow, was this year's valedictorian at Newman Theological College.
During a summer session nine years ago, Newman College offered a two-week liturgical art and environment course. Since Forrow was on the art and environment committee at St. Anthony's and St. Agnes parishes, taking the course seemed like an ideal fit.
ESTEVAN, SASK. – "Just one semester."
Those were the words of the late Regina Archbishop Peter Mallon and Oblate Father Heinrich Sicking when they encouraged Marian Huber to take courses at Newman Theological College.
Ceremonial and sacred objects from different parts of the world present enormous challenges for art restorers; they must clean, repair and preserve very unusual and delicate materials such as blue kingfisher bird feathers glued onto an 18th-century Chinese metal headdress or hair and reptile skin decorating an Ethiopian string instrument made out of a gourd.
The Vatican's Ethnological Missionary Museum has more than 80,000 unusual artifacts from all over the world documenting the vast cultural and spiritual heritage throughout history.
More and more web-savvy consumers are turning to their home computers to browse the latest book titles through online book marketers such as Amazon and Indigo.
As a result, local Catholic bookstores have been forced to adapt to the apparent growth of online shopping.
EDMONTON – At Archbishop Joseph McNeil, the class of 6B raised about $1,640 with the help of the government matching our money.
In our Grade 6 class we heard about the drought in the Horn of Africa affecting about 11 million people. The people most affected by this drought are pregnant moms and children under five.
Chai claims 86 per cent of Chinese women go through at least one abortion and 52 per cent have two or more. Given the pressure from husbands and in-laws clamouring for a male heir, combined with a legal regime which limits most Han Chinese to a single baby, Chinese abortions of unborn females can only be characterized as coerced, said Chai.
Through a network of volunteers in China, All Girls Allowed (www.allgirlsallowed.org) gives monetary and other support for women who give birth to their illegal second and third children.
A thinking person's road movie, The Way (Producers Distribution Agency/ARC) follows a quartet of central characters along the ancient pilgrimage route from France to the Spanish shrine of Santiago de Compostela, even as it conducts viewers through a reflective, and ultimately rewarding, exploration of elemental themes.
Writer-director Emilio Estevez's drama challenges materialistic values and treats faith with refreshing respect.
Toronto – It's a new day for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The 104-year-old call to Christians to atone for their deliberate and structural estrangement from one another is employing Facebook, Twitter and the latest publishing technology to get the word out.
Promoting the Week of Prayer via social media was basically a no-brainer as far as the Canadian Council of Churches is concerned, said CCC secretary general the Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton.