Oct. 21 will be an important day in the life of the Canadian Church. On this day in Rome, Pope Benedict will canonize Kateri Tekakwitha a saint.
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The buzzword in the Church these days is “evangelization.” It would seem imperative to begin with our children in our schools and determine whether or not they are being evangelized by people leading authentically Christian lives who can be witnesses to them.
Re: “Prayer is answer to the evil one – preacher” (WCR, Oct. 1).
In a wide-ranging address at the annual Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia spoke of the “debris of failure” that must be dealt with if the Catholic Church in America is to be truly renewed.
Pope Benedict personally intervened to prevent a British cardinal from occupying political office when he retired from active ministry.
Several religious congregations and organizations are taking advantage of social media to “introduce” individuals discerning a call to a vocation and the seminary, convent or monastery that fits them.
Priests and nuns in the Shanghai Diocese were forced to attend compulsory “study classes,” which observers believe were imposed by Chinese authorities in response to the new Shanghai auxiliary’s renunciation of the Catholic Patriotic Association.
A liturgy is not Christian if Christ is not the centre of the celebration, Pope Benedict said.
Having a Catholic presence online isn’t enough for effective evangelization, the Vatican said.
Societal transformation “often begins with the zeal, enthusiasm and creativity of young people who challenge us to see things in new ways,” a Honduran cardinal told participants at a UN forum Sept. 24.