When Christians pray, "Give us this day our daily bread," it is a genuine plea reflecting their needs -- needs that Jesus took seriously, even to the point of cooking for his disciples, says Father Giovanni Cesare Pagazzi, an Italian theologian.
Sr. Mary McGreevy, SSND, the former principal of Bourgade Catholic High School who dramatically expanded the school and oversaw extensive construction and renovation during her 14-year tenure, passed away Feb. 20. She was 76.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican signed an agreement with Italy to share information regarding suspect financial transactions in an effort to strengthen its ability to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
Without getting into specifics, a panel of bishops said April 22 that a comprehensive immigration bill introduced the week before is on the right track, though they alluded to some aspects they would like changed.
Marriage is "a lifelong bond between one man and one woman," said the three bishops of New Mexico in a statement issued March 27, the date the Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Nativity story, like the whole story of Christ, is not merely an event in the past, but has unfolding significance for people today, with implications for such issues as the limits of political power and the purpose of human freedom, Pope Benedict writes in his third and final volume on the life and teachings of Jesus.
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