Benedict completes trilogy with book on Jesus' birth

November 26, 2012
CAROL GLATZ
AND FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Nativity story, like the whole story of Christ, is not merely an event in the past, Pope Benedict writes in his third and final volume on the life and teachings of Jesus.

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Studying catechism one way to take part in the Year of Faith

November 26, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

VANCOUVER - Pope Benedict has given Catholics a mission during the Year of Faith: study the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Church called to adapt to rapidly changing society

David Sax

November 26, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
THE PRAIRIE MESSENGER

REGINA – Immigration from non-European countries in Asia, Africa and Central American Catholic countries is what will keep the Catholic Church alive and vibrant, said David Sax, executive director of Catholic Family Services Society.

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Youth should welcome Christ's embrace – pope

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November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

VATICAN CITY – When young Catholics from around the world gather in Rio de Janeiro in July, they will be under the gaze of the city's famous statue of Christ with outstretched arms, a reminder of his desire to embrace all people, Pope Benedict said.

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'Spiritual poverty' must be challenged ecumenically – pope

November 26, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Christian communities are challenged by the fact that many people today do not think they need God, Pope Benedict said.

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Preaching must touch people's lives, U.S. bishops advise

November 26, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - "My dad used to say, 'I know what happened 2,000 years ago. I need to know how to live my life today.'"

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Papal teaching wins support from unexpected source

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November 26, 2012

When Catholics praise Pope Benedict, it is not surprising. But when the pope wins applause from a group of Italian Marxist academics, one has to ask what is happening.

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Whistling in the dark when it comes to facing our death

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 26, 2012

Some years ago, a friend of mine was facing the birth of her first child. While happy that she was soon to be a mother, she openly confessed her fears about the actual birth-process, the pain, the dangers, the unknown.

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Season of Giving eclipses Season of Advent

Ralph Himsl

November 26, 2012
First Sunday in Advent
December 2, 2011

Here on the first Sunday of Advent we stand at the gates of a new liturgical year. The liturgical year determines the dates for the celebration of feast days and the Scripture readings for those days.

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Spiritual memoir captures the essence of the feminine soul

Fr. Raymond de Souza

November 26, 2012

The feminine soul, created in love and for love, can be a lovely thing to encounter. One of the joys of my life these past 10 years has been the spiritual direction of young women on campus.

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