Scripture Is Guide for Social Ministry, Says Cardinal

Zenit – February 10, 2011 Affirms Christian Belief That a Better World Is Possible MADRID, Spain, FEB. 10, 2011 (Zenit.org) – The Word of God is the best guide for Christians to discern how to minister in the world, says the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Cardinal Peter Turkson affirmed this […]

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Consecrated, Luminous Witnesses in Relativistic World

Vatican Radio – February 2, 2011 “Today, especially in more developed societies, we are witnessing a condition characterized by a radical plurality, by the progressive marginalization of religion in the public sphere, by a relativism that touches fundamental values. This situation demands that our Christian witness be luminous and coherent and that ever more care […]

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World Needs Witnesses of God’s Love, Pope says

Catholic News Service – February 1, 2011 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The world needs God, which means it needs people who will dedicate their lives to serving him and serving others in God’s name, Pope Benedict XVI said. “God is generous and all the local churches must be equally generous in their commitment to the […]

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For These Young Nuns, Habits Are the New Radical

National Public Radio – December 22, 2010 For the most part, these are grim days for Catholic nuns. Convents are closing, nuns are aging and there are relatively few new recruits. But something startling is happening in Nashville, Tenn. The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia are seeing a boom in new young sisters: Twenty-seven joined […]

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Pope Benedict Invites Catholics to Bring Light to the World

Catholic News Agency – December 12, 2010 Rome, Italy, Dec 12, 2010 / (CNA/EWTN News) – The “silent light of the truth, of the goodness of God” leads to true change in the world, said the Pope at Mass on Dec. 12. Benedict XVI traveled outside Vatican walls for Mass at St. Maximilian Kolbe parish […]

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Cardinal: Lack of Faith Is Greatest Modern Threat

Zenit – December 10, 2010 Urges Christians to Offer Good News to Society VALENCIA, Spain, DEC. 10, 2010 (Zenit.org) – The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments is warning that the lack of faith is the greatest threat of today’s world. “The lack of faith in God, the loss of the […]

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Pope Benedict XVI says Immaculate Conception a Source of Comfort

Vatican Radio – December 8, 2010 Pope Benedict XVI marked the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary by reciting the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. The Holy Father said the mystery of the dogma proclaimed by Pius IX in 1854, is “a source of inner light, of hope and comfort” . […]

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Mary: The First Christian Steward

More Than Silver Or Gold – Fr. Daniel J. Mahan – December 8, 2010 A good steward need look no farther for a role model than the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first Christian steward. The long history of devotion to the Blessed Mother bears witness to the beautiful way in which she served as God’s […]

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The Father’s Will

Truth In Love – Bishop Paul D. Etienne – December 3, 2010 Thursday’s Gospel from Matthew clarifies again for us the common and continual focus of the Christian journey: Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in […]

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God’s Promises Always Surpass our Expectations, Pope teaches

Catholic News Agency – December 1, 2010 Vatican City, Dec 1, 2010 / (CNA/EWTN News) – Continuing his recent trend of highlighting women saints during his Wednesday audience, Pope Benedict XVI focused on the renowned English mystic Julian of Norwich. During his Dec. 1 address, the Pope underscored the immense faith of St. Julian, saying […]

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