Re: “Science will never prove that God does exist” (WCR, Oct. 15).
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Despite the growth of secularism, increased hostility toward Christianity and sinful behaviour by some Church ministers, members of the Synod of Bishops said they are optimistic about the future because of Christ’s promise of salvation.
Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto took possession of his titular church Oct. 23, celebrating an evening Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in Rome.
The world’s huge technological and scientific progress hasn’t always made people freer or happier, Pope Benedict said.
Paolo Gabriele, the pope’s former butler who was found guilty of aggravated theft, was transferred from house arrest to a Vatican prison cell to begin his 18-month sentence.
Church teaching against abortion “requires absolute adherence” on the part of Catholic voters, who must “stand united” in opposition to the practice regardless of party affiliation, said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.
A large U.S. study on faith and political views released Oct. 23 highlighted Catholics’ interest in having social justice take a bigger role in the Church’s policy priorities.
Abandonment of internal Church discipline over the past half century has undermined the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, said the cardinal who heads the Vatican’s supreme court.
The leadership of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X has expelled British Bishop Richard Williamson from the society, saying he distanced himself from them and refused “to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors.”
The carpet of the Harbor Room at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa, served as fashion runway for Elegantees, designer Katie Martinez’s clothing line.