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The Catholic Herald profiles ten young people from different walks of life who are living out their Catholic faith in extraordinary ways.
If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16
See the wise and wicked ones, who feed upon life's sacred fire. That's a lyric from a song by Gordon Lightfoot that tries to interpret the struggle going on in the heart of Miguel de Cervantes' mythical hero, Don Quixote. Goodness separates him from the world, even as he understands that wickedness has the same source, writes Ron Rolheiser.
Formed in response to John Paul II's call to evangelise the world of sports, Catholic Athletes for Christ aims to share the Gospel in and through athletics. Join Fr Thomas Rosica as he perfects his baseball vocabulary and speaks with Ray McKenna, founder of CAC, about the intersection of sports and spirituality.
It's probably the second-most powerful Vatican office - prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the head of the Vatican department historically known as the Office of the Holy Inquisition, reports the Trumpet. The current holder, Archbishop Levada (pictured) is set to retire. The question is: who will replace him?
Queensland teachers were honoured for bravery, Lismore diocese is in court over a development application, and a Sydney college (pictured) helped build a library in PNG. On a sad note, Fr Roderick Bray passed away.
A slow week after WYD. The Church in England responded to the TV documentary on the Rosminians, the Turkish PM returned property to non-Muslims, Vietnamese Catholic activists were held on charges of subversion. American Archbishop Edwin O'Brien (pictured) was appointed head of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
Was former New Zealand Governor General Sir Paul Reeves above politics? Not quite. When the government turned to the neo-conservative orthodoxy of the market, Reeves criticised what he saw as "an increasingly stratified society" in which "the spirit of the market steals life from the vulnerable but the spirit of God gives life to all".
Alister McGrath argues that the recent widespread objection to religion gained its real traction from the suicide attacks in the US in September 2001. For years before this Richard Dawkins had argued that religion was irrational and dangerous, but it was only after 9/11 that many Westerners started to worry about "Islamic religious fanaticism", writes Kevin Mark in Kairos.
Great leaders are able to harness the energies of a group of people, tap into their motivation to achieve something worthwhile, and focus that motivation upon a task that is worth their commitment. These abilities are the hallmark of all good leaders, according to Seeing Swans at Night.
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Gospel Verse for 22 May 2013