Church Documents

Where is Jesus in the Midst of the Church’s Sex Abuse Crisis?

By Courtney Grogan Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2018 / 03:16 am (CNA).- Fr. Thomas Berg is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, a former Legionary of Christ, and professor of moral theology, vice rector, and director of admissions at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, NY. He is author of Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded ...

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Salvation of Souls in today’s Materialistic World

By Cornelius Afebu Omonokhua The primary mission of the Church for humanity is the salvation of souls. This does not exclude suffering as revealed in the passion of Jesus Christ. Out of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, only John died a natural death. The others were killed as martyrs. The Church suffered persecution until the Church in Rome enjoyed ...

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Hope in the Midst of Suffering (Part Two)

Benedict XVI cites Josephine Bakhita, a modern African Saint canonized by Pope John Paul II as a classical example of one whose faith and hope in the living God even in the midst of her suffering ‘redeemed’ her. The following account of her life are his words: She was born around 1869 – she herself did not know the precise ...

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WOMEN’S SEXUALITY: THE JOY OF BEING A CATHOLIC WOMAN (Part Two)

By Sr. M. Rosanna Emenusiobi IHM (Ph.D) The feminist authors claim that this clerical fear of women would perhaps not be so bad were it not accompanied by the active suppression of women. Thus, Rosemary Radford Ruether writes in her book, Sexism and God-Talk: Towards a Feminist Theology, that “women’s capacities for spiritual equality are (to be) postponed until they ...

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What a Survey Found About Non-Churchgoing Catholics

A new survey on motives of U.S. church goers and non-churchgoers reveals that a significant percentage of Catholics who don’t go to church claim to practice their faith “in other ways,” a report from the Pew Research Center says. Among those who attend religious services a few times a year or less, 37 percent said, one very important reason why ...

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Authentic Feminine Strength: The Joy of Being A Catholic Woman (Part One)

By Sr. M. Rosanna Emenusiobi IHM (Ph.D) Over the past few decades the sexual revolution and its advocates (that is – a social movement that challenges traditional codes of behaviour related to sexuality and interpersonal relationships) – have challenged the traditional understanding of human love and sexuality. Feminists, in particular, have been some of the staunchest supporters of sexual liberationist ...

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Hope in the Midst of Suffering (Part One)

President of the Executive Board of the World Apostolate of Fatima in Africa About a century after the death of Christ, a deacon named Euplius was tortured at Catania in Sicily, simply because he was a Christian. The dialogue between the judge and the deacon was taken down by the court stenographer, and has survived to this day. It wonderfully ...

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Bishop : Marriage Is For Life, So Choose Wisely

A thriving and holy marriage depends on choosing a suitable spouse, having realistic expectations for the difficulties of marriage, and understanding the role of God’s grace in Christian life, according to a Nigerian bishop. “You do not choose when and where you are born, you may or may not choose what school you attend, but you alone can choose who ...

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