Are there dogs in heaven?

A tearful child approached the Holy Father and explained that his little dog had died. With the skill of a natural pastor, the pope reassured the boy that there was room for all God’s creatures in heaven. And with this throwaway line, a debate blew up that went round the world.

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Movie Review – The Pyramid / The Imitation Game

The Pyramid By Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Cross “The Mummy” with “Aliens” and you get “The Pyramid” (Fox), a schlock horror film about scary things that go bump in the Egyptian night. Gregory Levasseur, in his directorial debut, adopts a documentary style (think herky-jerky camera movements) to tell the “true” […]

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Mass Readings January 25 – February 1, 2015

Liturgical Calendar Year B Weekdays Cycle Year 1 Sunday January 25, Third Sunday Jonah 3:1-5, 10, Psalms 25:4-9, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, Mark 1:14-20 Monday January 26, Ss Timothy and Titus 2 Timothy 1:1-8, Psalms 96:1-3, 7-8, 10, Mark 3:22-30 Tuesday, January 27, St Angela Merici Hebrews 10:1-10, Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10-11, Mark 3:31-35 Wednesday, […]

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Pope: Poverty stems from unjust economic system, not big families

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service Families who have lots of children do not cause poverty, Pope Francis said. The main culprit is “an economic system that has removed the human person from its focus and has placed the god of money” as its priority instead, he said Jan. 21.

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Root out prosperity cult teachings

From Frank Bompas, Johannesburg For years I have been concerned about the absence of quality Catholic teaching and spirituality in Church sodalities. In most of the parish groups there is no spiritual director or they depend on a parish priest who seldom if ever attends meetings, and show little interest in supporting the group.

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Are we Charlie?

BY ACTING EDITOR FR CHRIS CHATTERIS SJ To identify oneself directly with the victims of some terrible event or monstrous injustice has become almost fashionable, ever since John Kennedy’s visit to West Berlin in 1963 when, in solidarity with the people who were divided by the Iron Curtain, he famously said: “Ich bin ein Berliner.” […]

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