Sexuality's sacred fire burns with power and purpose

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

November 19, 2012

We are all powerfully, incurably and wonderfully sexed. This is part of a conspiracy between God and nature. Sexuality lies right next to our instinct for breathing, and it is ever-present in our lives.

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Everyone shall someday admit Christ is king

John Connelly

November 19, 2012
Christ the King
November 25, 2012

This week we celebrate once again the feast of Christ the King. Think for a moment on the question - what exactly is a king? A king is the absolute ruler of a kingdom. A king is a sovereign leader whose law reigns over his subjects.

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Sacraments are moments when we encounter Christ

November 19, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

As the years go by, it gets increasingly difficult to detect without research some of the shifts in thinking that occur in the documents of the Second Vatican Council. They have been part of us for so long and, indeed, a majority of today's Catholics have no recollection of the Church prior to the council.

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Listen to joys, hopes, grief of companions

Bob McKeon

November 19, 2012

This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, many of us are going back and rereading the documents of the council. A while back I agreed to give a public presentation on Gaudium et Spes, and so lately I have been researching all I can find about this document, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.

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Why was Hildegard of Bingen made a doctor?

Sr. Louise Zdunich

November 19, 2012

I read recently that Hildegard of Bingen was declared a doctor of the Church.

Who was she and what did she do?

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Vatican cooler toward Obama’s second term

President Barack Obama

November 19, 2012

The day after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, hailed his election as a “choice that unites,” exemplifying America’s ability to “overcome fractures and divisions that until only recently could seem incurable.”

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New Anglican leader shaped by Catholics

Bishop Justin Welby

November 19, 2012

The newly appointed leader of the world’s Anglicans is a former oil executive who said his spiritual director was a Catholic monk.

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Sacred music can draw lapsed Catholics, pope says

November 19, 2012

Sacred music can bolster people’s faith and help lapsed Catholics rediscover the beauty of God, Pope Benedict said Nov. 10.

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Christians, Hindus must educate youth for peace

November 19, 2012

Christian and Hindu parents, teachers and religious leaders must educate young people to recognize and resist ideologies that teach disrespect for certain groups of people and sow divisions in society, said the leaders of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

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Computer tech guilty of aiding, abetting butler

November 19, 2012

A Vatican court found Claudio Sciarpelletti, a computer expert in the Secretariat of State, guilty of aiding and abetting the papal butler, who was convicted of stealing sensitive Vatican correspondence.

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