Daily Archives: October 30, 2011

Peasant, priest, pope and people lover.

The Catholic Spirit Pope John XXIII signs the bull convoking the Second Vatican Council on Dec. 25, 1961. The document said modern society was advancing with technological and scientific progress for which there was no corresponding advance in morality. He … Continue reading

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Sunday Angelus: Pope offers prayers for victims of floods in Thailand and Italy

Pilgrims from around the world gathered in St. Peter’s Square this Sunday morning for the recitation of the Angelus prayer led by Pope Benedict XVI. Pope Benedict XVI prayed for the victims of recent flooding in Thailand and Italy. The … Continue reading

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Cardinal Pell: Carbon credits like medieval indulgences

Financial Post, Oct 26, 2011 – 11:05 PM ET Money should be spent on raising living standards, not the Kyoto Protocol By George Pell As a bishop who regularly preaches to congregations of every age and at widely different levels … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time A

When Christian Leadership Falls Short of Jesus’ Ideal By Father Thomas Rosica, CSB Today’s text from Matthew 23:1-12 comes from a very polemical chapter of the first Gospel. We learn once again of the bitter conflict between Pharisaic Judaism and … Continue reading

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