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IN REMEMBRANCE/ Fr. Klamut: R.I.P. Msgr Lorenzo Albacete

Fr CHARLES KLAMUT remembers his encounters with the late Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete, and the relevance they have had in his own life as a priest and as a person
10/28/2014
Charles Klamut

LIFE/ Fr. Nagle: The lesson that is coming to us from the Middle East

The catastrophe that has overtaken our brothers and sisters in the Middle East can help us to discover the story of love that makes it possible for us to live with hope. By Fr VINCENT NAGLE
10/26/2014
Vincent Nagle

MARRIAGE/ Finding the Challenges and Joys of Paul VI's Teaching on the Family

MARIA WIERING (Catholic Review) reports on the Church’s teaching on contraception, starting from what pope Paul VI wrote on it and on the family in the encyclical Humanae Vitae
10/19/2014
Maria Wiering

PAUL VI/ Pope Paul's Call for Peace and Justice Challenges us More Than Ever

The encyclical Populorum Progressio (On the Development of Peoples) has been called the “Magna Carta on development”, and it is as challenging today as it was 50 years ago. By JILL RAUH
10/17/2014
Jill Rauh

SYNOD/ Interim report holds issues in tension while breaking new ground

AUSTEN IVEREIGH (Catholic Voices) comments from Rome on the interim report on the first week of meeting read out on Monday by the synod's Hungarian relator, Cardinal Peter Erdö
10/15/2014
Austen Ivereigh

THE RENAISSANCE OF HOPE/ Dissidence, the Polish Church, and the End of Communism

The totalitarian temptation can never be entirely overcome, and barbarism might always return. Thus, we must ceaselessly strive to pursue love, dignity, and freedom. By ALICJA GESCINSKA
10/13/2014
Alicja Gescinska

SYNOD/ Pope calls for disagreement, openness to Holy Spirit

Pope Francis has opened the synod of bishops, urging its participants to be frank in disagreement but at peace with one another, and above all open to the Holy Spirit. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
10/8/2014
Austen Ivereigh

SEXUAL ABUSE/ Vatican blasts UN committee over shoddy report

In its response to a report on sexual abuse, the Vatican accuses the UN of intolerance, of abusing its power, and of unacceptable interference in the Church's teachings. By AUSTEN IVEREIGH
10/4/2014
Austen Ivereigh

VON BALTHASAR/ On being a Christian

In his book entitled “Who is a Christian?” Hans Urs von Balthasar asserts that the saint is the one who endeavors to embrace the Christian thing wholeheartedly. BY Dc SCOTT DODGE
10/2/2014
Scott Dodge

AVSI/ New Beginnings at the Ends of the World: "The Power of a Welcoming Embrace"

Amparito Espinoza lives in Ecuador amidst poverty and violence. Her story was featured in the RIMINI MEETING exhibit: ‘Generating Beauty: New Beginnings at the Ends of the World’’
9/30/2014
Editors

GOSPEL/ Prostitutes will Enter Before you

To discover our need for salvation through the presence of the Savior is to discover what unites me to each human being. This is the fundamental fact in our life. By Fr. VINCENT NAGLE
9/27/2014
Vincent Nagle

CHURCH/ Pre-synod jostling points to dynamism of Rome meeting on family

AUSTEN IVEREIGH (Catholic Voices) comments on the discussions prior to the “extraordinary” Synod of Catholic bishops to be hold on 5-19 October in Rome on the family and marriage
9/25/2014
Austen Ivereigh

CATHOLICS/ A fascinating "what if?" about colonial America

What if the first American colonists had been Catholics seeking refuge from Elizabethan persecution? A new book from Oxford tells the story. By RICHARD GARNETT
9/18/2014
Richard Garnett

STATE/ Esolen: The Illusion of Neutrality

That the State must remain neutral as regards religion or irreligion has come to be a liberal dictum. But the secular state cannot be neutral in matters of religion. By ANTHONY ESOLEN
9/17/2014
Anthony Esolen

CATHOLIC VOICES/ Catholic Church urges global action to assist victims of Iraq ‘catastrophe’

CATHOLIC VOICES report on the call for international action in Iraq by Catholic Church leaders in London, Brussels and Rome and by the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue
8/15/2014
Editors

RIMINI MEETING/ John Waters: “Where I found something about myself”

An exhibition at the 2014 Rimini Meeting, to be held on August 24th-30th, tells AVSI story in Kenya, Ecuador and Brazil. Here the introduction by the Irish writer JOHN WATERS
8/7/2014
John Waters

US/ Religion & the Founding: Winters' Wrap Up

Too often, secularists have ignored the influence of religion in early Republican America, and Christians have sought to claim the founding as a Christian event. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
7/25/2014
Michael Sean Winters

CHRISTIANS/ "What you receive is the mystery that means you"

Going to Church, participating in and receiving the holy Eucharist, is an indispensable part of being a Christian: “To receive the mystery that means you.” (St Augustine). By SCOTT DODGE
7/20/2014
Scott Dodge

POPES/ Notes and asides on the Celestine Jubilee

Due to the high regard in which he is held, even venerated, first by Pope Benedict and now by Pope Francis, the question, "Who was Pietro del Morrone?" has been raised. By SCOTT DODGE
7/16/2014
Scott Dodge

SALVATION/ The Lion, Lucy and the necessity of growing in faith

Faith is not just a gift given that requires no growth or development, but it requires not only nurturing, but trial by ordeal. The ordeal is life, what we call experience. By SCOTT DODGE
6/11/2014
Scott Dodge
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