Have you ever wondered what a birthday cake would look like with 100 candles on it? Then perhaps you should be at Franciscan Brother Casimir Kolodychuk's 100th birthday party Sunday, Sept. 16.
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Devotion to Mary "collapsed" in many regions after the Second Vatican Council even though the council fathers had upheld her critical place within the Catholic faith, said an expert in Marian studies.
Workers hang a poster of Pope Benedict Sept. 4 in Jounieh
The search for truth is the vocation of a theologian and the key to overcoming divisions within Christianity, Pope Benedict told a group of his former doctoral students.
VATICAN CITY – Christians must trust in the power of the Gospel to awaken people's consciences and promote reconciliation, but that can happen only if they hear the Gospel first, Pope Benedict said.
In a spirit of joy and thanksgiving, Catholics from across the Edmonton Archdiocese gathered at St. Joseph’s Basilica Sept. 3 to witness the ordination of Gregory Bittman as auxiliary bishop.
It was a vocations retreat that he attended a year or two after high school that stirred Greg Bittman to think seriously about the priesthood. But the seed of a priestly vocation had been planted many years earlier and it took many more years to come to its full flowering.
When Edmonton's new archbishop, Thomas Collins, went looking for a priest to serve as chancellor more than 12 years ago, Father Greg Bittman was probably not an obvious choice.
Some people saw it coming. But even they were surprised when they learned in mid-July that Father Greg Bittman had been named auxiliary bishop of Edmonton.
Fran Bittman is a woman of unwavering Catholic faith. But when she speaks of her son Greg's vocation to the priesthood, talk inevitably comes around to Fran's mother, Anna Lech.