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Pope Francis reacts to children as he addresses pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Oct. 26.
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Throughout his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI sought to draw attention to what he called an "educational emergency" – a reduction of education from the formation of the human person in light of his or her transcendent vocation to the mere passing on of skills that make the modern economy hum.
Karl Rogers once suggested that what's most private within us is also most universal. His belief was that many of the private feelings that we would be ashamed to admit in public are, ironically, the very feelings which, if expressed, would resonate most deeply inside the experience of others.
Cold wind is stripping trees of their gold and green clothing, and my small garden looks more sad and bare with each day passing. Naked branches no longer hide the flock of sparrows at the feeder. Sometimes at night I can hear the distant farewell cry of Canada geese flying south.
Halloween is hitting the headlines this year. Now for some, it is because of religious reasons. Halloween has always been hexed right off their calendar.
I read a funny story recently about a teenager who brought her new boyfriend home to meet her parents. They were appalled when they saw him: he was covered in tattoos, piercings, and more leather than a herd of cattle.
One consequence of the Second Vatican Council was that it seemed to make everybody busier. More people became involved in more ministries, and the number of meetings exploded. Where the Church had previously been disengaged from the issues of contemporary society, it now seemed to have an opinion about everything.
The Western Catholic Reporter will undergo the most extensive changes in its nearly 50-year history in January.
A newspaper article once led Mark Twain to announce, "The report of my death was an exaggeration."
About three years ago, a WCR announcement that the newspaper was going through a process of revisioning led some readers to conclude that the paper was about to be closed. Well, we're still here and not a lot different than we were then, thanks to a strong vote of confidence from our readers.
As Christians we are blessed to have received the best news of all . the wondrous truth that God has come to us through His Son Jesus Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit in order to save the world. As Christians we also called to share that beautiful message of love with others.