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It is only a few days ago that I stood in a narrow corridor of the catacombs of St. Callixtus at Rome. The air there is damp and cold, ceilings glisten with crystals of condensed moisture, brown tufa stone is stained with age. Dark walls are pierced with surprisingly slim, shadowy cavities which once housed bodies of Christians of the first ages, the ages of bloody persecutions alternating with brief periods of uneasy peace with the surrounding pagan world.
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Three years ago, Canada's Catholic bishops asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take action on climate change. Then-CCCB president, Archbishop James Weisgerber wrote, "As Catholic pastors and teachers, we have a special concern for how climate change impacts the poor.
There is a new archbishop in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city. That might not strike you as big news, but it is. The last time Lagos had a new archbishop was in 1973.
The readings of Trinity Sunday should give assurance to all who suffer and long to be with Christ. The First Reading was from Deuteronomy 4. It reminds us of how God has been with humanity from the beginning. God has always been involved in human affairs and desires a relationship with people. He has not forsaken us.
I read an article that when we find attractiveness in others, we should recognize and appreciate their attributes as gifts of God. I find the wife of one of our friend couples attractive in that we share professional occupations, similar backgrounds and dispositions but also physically.
The Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith warned June 4 that Mercy Sister Margaret Farley’s 2006 book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, contains “erroneous propositions” on homosexual acts, same-sex marriage, masturbation and remarriage after divorce that could cause confusion and “grave harm to the faithful.”
The image of the American family is changing and increasingly that means a family doesn’t include a father figure.
Pope Benedict voiced regret for the turmoil surrounding the recent publication of leaked Vatican documents, but thanked the vast majority of people who work at the Vatican for their dedication and fidelity.
A bill that would have prohibited abortions motivated by the gender of the unborn child failed to gain a needed two-thirds majority in the U.S. House of Representatives May 31.
Ireland’s Catholic Church, host of the International Eucharistic Congress, has suffered a dramatic loss of credibility in recent years, but also shows signs of renewal after a decade of turbulence.