Sr. Rose: Ten days at Sundance not only saw wonderful films, but wonderful people and experiences -- even a camel.
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Young people's essential needs, including decent work and an education, demand a serious, effective response from both the church and the wider community, Pope Benedict XVI said.
Problems facing young people "cannot be met with responses that are evasive or banal," he said, especially if humanity is going to have a hopeful, generous future.
The pope made his remarks Thursday during an audience with members and advisers of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The council was hosting a plenary meeting at the Vatican Feb. 6-9 on "Emerging Youth Cultures."
This exhibit of war photographs elicits so many profound emotions, it is almost sure to touch anyone who comes to view it.
Catholics are slightly more likely to hold God as the ultimate referee than the overall population, a January survey found.
Even if youth culture is often marked by individualism, superficiality and hedonism, a cardinal said Thursday that its diversity "contains surprising seeds of fruitfulness."
Editor's note: Sr. Rose Pacatte spent Jan. 17-27 at the Sundance Film Festival. Read all of Sr. Rose's Sundance entries here.
Editor's note: Sr. Rose Pacatte spent Jan. 17-27 at the Sundance Film Festival. This entry chronicles her experiences Jan. 24. Read all of Sr. Rose's Sundance entries here.
Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., Bishop Robert Finn wrote Friday the National Catholic Reporter is undermining church teachings. He cited coverage of women's ordination, artificial contraception, sexual morality in general, and the "lionizing" of dissident theologies.
PBS always has something interesting waiting in the wings. This week, it will broadcast a trifecta of significant documentaries.
"The Revisionaries" (Independent Lens)
10 p.m. Monday (check local listings)
Viewpoint: Ecclesiastical clothes today are less intelligible and point less clearly to something beyond their colors and gilt than 50 years ago.