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The ministry of deacons was so widespread in the early Church that St. Paul went out of his way to encourage the men holding this office to maintain their high standards. The Apostle wrote to … more
I saw an interesting survey recently, from the Pew Research Center, that asked respondents to indicate which local news topics they considered to be important for daily life. Topics included things … more
Ecumenism and inter-faith activities were in their hay-day in 1960s and 70s. Father Edward Flannery, Father Thomas Trepanier, and, of course, Father Edward St. Godard were Roman Catholic pillars … more
St. Mark does not lose any time in introducing his readers to the power of evil and specifically to the power of the Evil One. After only 23 verses into his Gospel, the evangelist writes, “Now … more
Father Brian Morris A brave individual wrote a letter to the editor, which is being published in this week’s edition, in response to my article on Papal infallibility. May I first say how happy … more
I’ve never walked through a corn maze, but it looks like fun. more
The Bible employs exalted names for God like king, ruler, warrior and judge, along with other worthy metaphors like rock, fortress, shield, and refuge. more
In its teaching on the universality of salvation in the document Lumen Gentium, the Second Vatican Council is careful to stress both the necessity of the Church for salvation as well the generous scope which participation in the church implies. more
The Blessed Mother is highlighted twice in the Gospel according to St. John. The miracle at Cana, to be proclaimed this coming Sunday, places Mary at the very beginning of Christ’s public life and St. John’s narrative of the crucifixion locates the mother of Jesus at the very last moments of Jesus’ public life. more
So, the mini-crisis in the National Football League is behind us. Even the most casual of football fans followed the story with interest, even anxiety, and in fact the story had enough importance that it transcended the sports pages to become national news. more
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