Church of England Creates Virtual Parish

The Church of England on Friday announced the creation of its first “virtual parish” and invited applicants for the position of “Web pastor.” (LINK CORRECTED!) The purpose of the Internet church, or “i-church,” according to the Web...

John Paul II's Homily for Ash Wednesday

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 25, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the homily John Paul II delivered during the Celebration of the Word at which he presided today, Ash Wednesday, in St. Peter’s Basilica. 1. “Your Father who sees in secret will reward...

A Catholic Worker's Perspective on Fasting

Not eating meat on Fridays used to be synonymous with being Catholic. Restoring abstinence would not only revive tradition but signal solidarity with the poorFasting – Our Lost Rite The Tablet 1/31/2004 Eamon Duffy THE RENEWAL inaugurated by the Second Vatican...

Lenten Letter of John Paul II

This year’s theme – “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.” (Mt 18:5) – invites us to reflect on the condition of children. Today Jesus continues to call them to himself and to set them as an example to all those who wish to be his...

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