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forming the adult Church

Next week I begin teaching a ten week course, an introduction to Catholic ministry, which forms part of a year-long course offered by the Institute for Mission, an adult education centre in the Diocese of Parramatta. 1,628 more words

Living our Baptismal Call

This past weekend, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Belleville, Ontario sponsored a Vocation Fair. What, you might ask, is a Vocation Fair? That question has several answers, but this Vocation Fair chose to highlight our Baptismal call and the variety of ways persons respond to that call. 642 more words


Pope Francis: Don't 'overdramatize' your complaints to God

In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said complaining to God in times of suffering can be a prayer, but cautioned not to exaggerate our difficulties in front of those undergoing major tragedies. 660 more words

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Pope Francis: Satan seduces by disguising evil as good

Source: Catholic News Agency

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

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That those with mental disabilities may receive the love and help they need...

The Holy Father’s prayer intentions for the month of September were for those with mental disabilities, “that they may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life”, and for service for the poor, “that Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.” 445 more words


Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Salford

This morning, the Holy Father Francis appointed Bishop John Arnold, currently auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Westminster, as the the eleventh Bishop of Salford, succeeding Bishop Terence Brain who was appointed in 1997. 374 more words