In addition to a touching demonstration of the mystery of the healing power of Jesus, (more about that later), the Gospel for today has several mysteries.
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Between Pope John XXIII's announcement of an ecumenical council in January 1959 and the opening of the Second Vatican Council in October 1962 was a period approaching four years.
No matter how many years pass, Sept. 11 pushes our thoughts back to that savage infamy that changed our world – physically and spiritually.
We are all to be God's co-creators; yet it is clear that some creative efforts are so much better paid than others. There are creative people who are starving in many parts of the world. How can we see the work of providence in this?
The major archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said he hopes to follow up a Polish-Russian joint message by pursuing a similar reconciliation process with Russian Orthodox leaders.
The Zambian bishops' conference has opposed a proposal to identify Zambia as "a Christian nation" in the preamble to a new national constitution.
Pakistani institutions and religious leaders are working together for the release of a Christian girl accused of blasphemy and to reduce the risk of Muslim-Christian violence over the incident, said the Pakistani prime minister's special adviser on minorities.
Six Pretoria-based priests and a doctor expressed concern that violence is becoming commonplace in South Africa and urged a campaign to re-emphasize the sanctity of human life.
When news of the Philippine government's relocation plan for flood-prone residences in Manila was announced, Canossian Father Carlo Bittante made the rounds to check on his flock.
How to pass the baton to struggling native communities incorporating their traditions and values is an ongoing conversation among the few remaining members of the Society of Jesus in the Diocese of Fairbanks, which they founded and have been building during the past 125 years.