Benedict's prolific pen pursues path of papal predecessors

December 3, 2012
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

The Nov. 21 publication of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, which completes Pope Benedict's popular three-volume series on the life and teachings of Christ, is the latest reminder of the author's prolific output, now amounting to more than 60 books.

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Catholic education is evangelization, says theologian

Colin Kerr

December 3, 2012
DEBORAH GYAPONG
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS

Education in the Catholic tradition is indispensable to evangelization, theologian and educator Colin Kerr told the Catholic Teachers' Guild here Nov. 20.

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Catholic universities need strong leaders to nurture identity

December 3, 2012
CHRISTOPHER PINEO
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – Leadership and creativity are crucial to a university establishing and maintaining a distinct identity, the president of Wake Forest University told participants at a Boston College symposium.

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Scientific evidence says universe has a creator – Jesuit

December 3, 2012
PETER FINNEY
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Jesuit Father Robert Spitzer – a philosopher, accountant, former university president and leadership consultant – always has had a fascination with the intersection of faith and reason.

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Nativity play fit for a pope

December 3, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

In producing a children's nativity play that she thinks the late Pope John Paul II would have liked, Mena Jewell refused to dumb things down.

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Seminarian fell in love after Eucharist

Paul Jang Han Goo

December 3, 2012
NATHAN RUMOHR
THE B.C. CATHOLIC

Paul Jang Han Goo remembers the first time he fell in love. He was at Mass in a Seattle church and realized he wanted to spend the rest of his life serving the Lord.

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Catholics follow 'green pope'

December 3, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WASHINGTON - Care for creation has been a hallmark of Pope Benedict's papacy.

His writings on the environment are so extensive that some call him the "green" pope.

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Cathedral Vespers light the lamp of liturgical prayer

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December 3, 2012

Now in its fifth year, Nothing More Beautiful at St. Joseph's Basilica is organized around a catechetical talk and a witness talk on a particular theme. The setting for those talks is the celebration of Cathedral Vespers.

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Do not be afraid, for compassionate God reads our hearts

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

December 3, 2012

We live with too much fear of God. This has many faces, from the superstitious fear of the naive, to the legalistic fear of the over-scrupulous, to the intellectual fear of the sophisticated. In the end, we all struggle to believe that God is the last person of whom we need to be afraid. But in our own ways, we all struggle with fear of God.

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Ticking, tocking in the wild rush of time

Maria Kozakiewicz

December 3, 2012
Second Sunday in Advent
December 9, 2012

We live in a world governed by time – years, months, days, hours and minutes, even seconds must be accounted for by all means. Very aptly, therefore, we are surrounded with all kinds of time-measuring devices: from a variety of calendars, to a plethora of wall clocks and watches of all kinds and shapes.

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