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On Ash Wednesday, China Catholics mull Vatican-Beijing ties

Bejing - Li Bing had waited patiently for over 20 minutes at Beijing's South Cathedral before a purple-robed priest finally smudged a dark cross on her forehead in celebration of Ash Wednesday.

Op-Ed: To hear the life of Joan of Arc on audio is to be mesmerized Special

To say that Joan of Arc had much at stake is a pun but it also says that this historical figure followed her calling to a bitter and tragic end. Yet, her story is as inspiring today as it was when word got out that a young woman was aiming to save France.

Op-Ed: College memories about the Mill town of Steubenville Ohio Special

The changing of summer to fall, stirred a harvest of memories for this reporter. The sudden shift of summer heat to cool brisk air. And, the changing of leaves brought me to thoughts of college days.

Vatican officially recognizes group of Catholic exorcists

Rome - An international organization of Catholic priests that perform exorcisms worldwide have gotten the Vatican's stamp of approval.

Op-Ed: Pope John Paul II's canonization and rainbows that circle the sun

Pope Francis has declared Pope John Paul II a Roman Catholic Saint. Having been a local witness to this event, I recalled seeing Pope John Paul II in action when I was a youth participant of the 1993 8th World Youth Day in Denver, Colorado, USA.

Pope Francis urges world to join day of prayer for peace in Syria

Rome - The leader of a billion Catholics is hoping a day of world prayer will be enough to avert a war in Syria, while urging world leaders to use diplomacy.

Op-Ed: Is Pope Francis the Peter the Roman of medieval eschatology?

While Pope Francis appears to be a nice and gentle spiritual leader, some biblical eschatologists fear that he is the Peter the Roman of St. Malachi's famous prophecy. A few biblical eschatologists are concerned about Pope Francis'Jesuit roots.

Op-Ed: Pope Benedict's sudden retirement and St. Malachi’s prophecy

Pope Benedict XVI announced his retirement from the papacy in February 2013. The Pope’s sudden retirement reminds many biblical eschatologists of St. Malachi’s famous prophecies for the 112 Catholic popes.

Op-Ed: Farewell to Pontiff — U.S. Bishop share his respects

A Pontiff excuses himself from the most revered post in the world drawing questions and speculations while the search for a successor draws candidates from around.

Irish Premier's apology for Magdalen Laundries a 'cop-out'

Dublin - On Feb. 5, the Irish government released a long awaited report on Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries. The Magdalen Laundries operated from 1765, and took in ‘fallen women’ but their existence was often ignored in Ireland and unknown to the outside world.

Gay actor Rupert Everett says Catholicism drove him to be a slut

The gay British actor Rupert Everett says his former Catholic faith drove him to live sex and to become what he calls “a slut”.

Protesting Pope Benedict XVI, Catholics become 'Un-Catholics'

In response to the message about the gay community made by Pope Benedict XVI at the annual Christmas address, Catholics in the Netherlands are becoming "Un-Catholic."

Video: 'Saint Young Men' teaser trailer

Two teaser trailers have been released for the 2013 anime film called "Saint Young Men" which is based off the manga of the same name. This story gives a humorous possibility of Jesus Christ and Buddha existing in modern day Japan.

Muslims & Catholics work hand-in-hand for a local food drive

London - In London - Ontario, Canada, members of both the Catholic and Muslim faiths gathered together for a food drive to help the needy during the holiday season.

U.S. election school trip nixed over anti-abortion complaints

Ottawa - A Catholic high school trip to observe the U.S. presidential election voting process has been canceled after a Canadian conservative Christian anti-abortion website described the trip as pro-Obama — and, therefore, pro-choice.

Battle of the giants: high-profile Catholic v. outspoken atheist

One of the world’s most famous Catholic converts and one of atheism’s most outspoken and articulate advocates are to go head to head in open debate on whether religion is a good thing.

Op-Ed: This Pope is becoming a liability for Catholics

Two recent events here in Europe sum up perfectly the increasing concerns and doubts that Catholics are beginning to express about the Pope’s methods and relevance in a modern world. The signs are ominous, but will he change?

Pope John Paul II May Be Handed First-Class Ticket On Sainthood Express

Only a few years after his passing away, Pope John Paul II looks to have taken the express route to becoming a saint.

Vatican: Existence Of Alien Life Is A Possibility

In a recent and interesting development, the Vatican has stated that there is the possibility of extraterrestrial life out there.

Lawyer Seeks Testimony from Pope Benedict XVI

It would seem as if sex abuse in the American Catholic clergy will be a major topic for the year 2008. An attorney wants Pope Benedict XVI to testify about clergy abuse.

Victim To Pope: 'The Cancer In The Ministry Stole His Youth and Innocence'

After Pope Benedict XVI talked with victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the Catholic clergy during his first trip to the United States, one of them has stepped forth and given his story about his experience.

Pope Benedict XVI Addresses Sex Scandals, Deems It A Disgrace

While addressing a number of issues during his first visit to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday, March 16, went to discuss the sex abuse scandals that surround the Catholic Church.

Seven 'Mortal' Sins Added By The Vatican

There are now seven “mortal” sins added by the Vatican to be placed alongside the traditional seven deadly sins: envy, pride, gluttony, lust, hate, greed, sloth, and envy. These new sins are deemed to be more apparent in today’s world.

McCain Under Fire From Catholics For Endorsement From John Hagee

CBS News blogger Andante Higgins posts in his “From The Road” blog from Round Rock, Texas where he follows the campaign trail of United States Republican frontrunner John McCain.

Tony Blair Converts To Catholicism

After visiting Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican in June, Britain’s former Prime Minister, Tony Blair has left the Anglican Church. Tony Blair has converted to Catholicism.

Church: Bishop was communist spy

The Polish Catholic Church said on Friday the archbishop of Warsaw, appointed last month by Pope Benedict, had spied for the communist-era secret services.

Nun Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Children

A Catholic nun who served as a principal at a Milwaukee school has been charged with sexually assaulting children as many as 200 times.
 

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The Church of the Redeemer is located at the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street. It has been around since 1871 and is a church of diversity that welcomes: singles, married, homosexuals, children and the elderly.
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The Church of the Redeemer is located at the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street.  It has been ar...
The Church of the Redeemer is located at the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street. It has been around since 1871 and is a church of diversity that welcomes: singles, married, homosexuals, children and the elderly.

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