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As the second session of the Second Vatican Council drew to a close on Dec. 4, 1963, the mood among the council fathers was sombre. Only two conciliar decrees had been approved, disorganization had slowed the progress of the council and a deep chasm existed among the fathers on religious liberty, ecumenism and collegiality.
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Bob McKeon, the associate director of social justice for the Edmonton archdiocese, is this year's recipient of the Msgr. Bill Irwin Award of Excellence.
CALGARY – Disclosure of the sex of an unborn child should not be permitted until the fetus has reached 30 weeks gestation, says the Alberta-Mackenzie Catholic Women's League.
Through her five daughters, MaryJo Gariano and her family have learned what it takes to live in community with people with disabilities.
Young Catholic girls who want to grow in their faith and have fun in a mediaeval setting now have a place of their own to go.
Those who have come to believe secular universities are phobic about the sacred, allergic to transcendence, divorced from the spiritual, God-free zones have not encountered Ed Wojs, associate professor of architecture, Ryerson University in Toronto.
Maximos IV Saigh, the patriarch of the Melkite Catholic Church, was one of the most outspoken fathers of the Second Vatican Council.
The goal of Christian initiation is full participation in the Sunday Eucharist, says a Toronto catechist.
VATICAN CITY – Christians need to "speak the truth with love," overcoming the temptations of wanting always to be liked or of always thinking their own status or desires are what counts, Pope Francis said.
Pastoral assistants help others encounter Jesus. At Pastoral Assistants' Day, one woman spoke of a non-Catholic custodian at her parish. He has been inquiring more and more about the Church, and now keeps a rosary in his vehicle.
The Catholic Church in Canada is ahead of its neighbours to the south when it comes to addressing sexual abuse by clergy, says Holy Cross Father George Mulligan.
Jesus, who once told his disciples to give the hungry crowd something to eat, is now asking us to feed the hungry a Gospel diet, says Archbishop Richard Smith.