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Gynacolate sounds like diaconate, but it isn't. It's a ministry that is lay, missionary, and feminine. Something new coming to the Church? ...read more
What is a missionary? What is the mission of the Church? Deacon Pedro presents a perspective from the 5th Missionary Congress of the Americas in Bolivia. ...read more
Read the last installment of Deacon Pedro's series on Sacraments in which he discusses mystery, Christ's presence, and Sacramentals. ...read more
Read what Sebastian Gomes has to say about Jeff Sessions, fundamentalism, and why Catholics today have a responsibility to be biblically literate. ...read more
Deacon Pedro looks at the parts of the ritual that make up a Sacrament and how we understand Jesus' role in instituting them. ...read more
I guess you can’t blame Catholics if they don’t know the meaning of a Sacrament. I was a Catholic for 38 years and had received 5 of the 7 Sacraments before I really came to understand what Sacraments are and why we need them. What is a Sacrament? I don’t remember learning this, but, as ...read more
Preparing World Youth Day requires more than just spiritual and pastoral work. There's also practical preparation that needs to be done. ...read more
Last week we saw what happens during the rite of Confirmation. This week, let’s wrap it up. We started off by looking at the Gifts of the Spirit. I think everyone learns about the Gifts of the Spirit when they prepare for Confirmation. I’m not sure about you, but I sometimes find it hard to ...read more
On Saturday, May 26, close to six hundred young people 12-17 years old spent a full day at Bishop MacDonell Catholic High School for the third annual Youth Rally. The theme for this year’s rally was “BE”, inspired by the story of the Annunciation: “Do not be afraid… you have found favour with God” (Luke 1:30). ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For June 2018, we join the Holy Father in praying for: That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths. ...read more