Pope Benedict has firmly criticized dissent from Church teachings and disobedience of God's will as illegitimate paths to reform and renewal.
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Once upon a time there was a TV preacher who proclaimed the Prosperity Gospel: Commit your life to Christ and you will be blessed with good health, wealth and a happy home life.
Federal government funding cuts to CCODP are a cause for rejoicing in the Catholic community. After all, the irony is that this is probably about the only time that any North American government has done anything at all, however indirect, about reducing or restricting abortion in the world, in a very long time.
M.A. Caskey of Edmonton does not know whether to laugh or cry at comments made by Dianne Willman at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (WCR letters, March 26).
One of the biggest disgraces in the Catholic Church in Canada happened in post-Vatican II times when the Canadian Catholic bishops dissented on Pope Paul VI's encyclical Humanae Vitae. Up to the present, this stance has not been revoked. The Canadian bishops left the use of contraception up to the consciences of couples.
A Vatican-Jewish dialogue commission said moderation, honesty and a fair distribution of world resources are the ingredients for a more just economic order.
The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sounded a warning against four excommunicated priests who continue to claim they represent the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Europe today is a culture in which God appears to be "silent and unmissed in the lives of many," the Irish bishops warn in a new pastoral letter issued March 29.
The feature films Hugo and The Way, the documentary I Am and the television sitcom Modern Family have been named winners of this year's Catholics in Media Awards.
Pope Benedict called on young people to not pursue power, money and prestige, but to find true joy in Christ and live a life of generous service to others.