Build vibrant parishes, not museums

September 24, 2012
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Ukrainian Catholic bishops from four continents gathered for a final celebration Sept. 16 as they closed their weeklong Synod of Bishops.

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Ukrainian or English liturgy? It depends on the congregation

Archbishop Lawrence Huculak

September 24, 2012
BARB FRAZE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

WINNIPEG – Many Ukrainian Catholic leaders serving the faithful outside the homeland face a dilemma: Do they serve the needs of the new immigrants and elderly by using Ukrainian in liturgies, or do they minister in English to keep younger people coming to church?

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Cuba's Marian feast

September 24, 2012

A statue of Mary and the Christ Child is carried through the streets of Havana.

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Religious art at its peak in Florence

September 24, 2012
MICHAEL SWAN
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Christian artists over the past couple of millennia have understood you can paint a picture about God but you can't paint God. In Florence in the first half of the 14th century artists discovered a whole new way of talking about God – new techniques, new subject matter, new insights which taken together became the Italian Renaissance.

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Is Church really 200 years behind the times

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September 24, 2012

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini of Milan was one of the great churchmen of our age. If he had been in good health, he might have been a leading candidate for pope at the last conclave, the one that elected Pope Benedict XVI.

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Right answers go wrong when given without love

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

September 24, 2012

Truth alone is not enough. It must be balanced off with the other transcendental properties of God: oneness, goodness and beauty.

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Jesus calls on us to see through a child's eyes

John Connelly

September 24, 2012
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 30, 2012

There are things in the heart of all of us that want to be expressed. Hopes. Dreams. Pain. Struggles.

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Paranoia over 'modernism' stifled Catholic theology

September 24, 2012
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

From our point in history, more than 100 years after the so-called modernist crisis of the early 20th century, it is easy to be appalled by the Church's repression of any and all creative theology in the 60 years prior to the Second Vatican Council.

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Wars fought in the name of God deny humanity's real truth

Fr. Ayodele Ayeni CsSP

September 24, 2012

A man was taking a walk around a mall, one sunny afternoon, when he came upon an article on sale tagged "truth." This article so riveted him that he went over to buy it.

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Columnist fighting cancer turns to Christ

Mark Pickup

September 24, 2012

I have been told I have cancer. We often hear that other people have the dreaded "C" word but now it is my turn.

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