Posts in the "Living in community" category

Baptism is the sacrament by which Christians become brothers and sisters with God as their Father. As such, Christians are called to live in one family, and not as a mere group of individuals. seeks to help put a human face on this community, helping it to grow in mutual confidence. Articles in these categories introduce us to the goings-on of the Christian family, through sharing information on the events, people, organizations, and so on of the community.

People Love Jacques Philippe’s Work

One of the signs of a truly great book is when it is able to package perennial truths that we all need to hear in such a way that they seem new and vibrant.  This is one of the qualities of a French writer that I came across a few years ago, namely Fr. Jacques [...]

Euthanasia — Pro and Con

Bloc MP Francine Lalonde has introduced her third private member’s bill, C-384, to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide. This fall, federal deputies will talk about these medical acts to accept or refuse it. It is important for us to know more about Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Human Lifes are in danger. – Bill C-384 (pdf) [...]

2010 communications day invites priests to use digital media

For World Communications Day 2010, Pope Benedict XVI has chosen the theme “The priest and pastoral ministry in a digital world: New media at the service of the Word.” As the church celebrates the Year for Priests, the pope also wanted to invite the world’s priests to consider ways they could use digital media in [...]

Mgr Ventura : nuncio from Canada to France

Pope Benedict appointed a new apostolic nuncio to France (Paris), Archbishop Luigi Ventura, currently the nuncio to Canada- (since june 22 2001) (source : Zenit -news in french)

Second volume of ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ expected next spring

Pope Benedict XVI’s second volume on the life of Jesus is likely to be completed next spring, a Vatican spokes­man said. The book is expected to cover Christ’s childhood, Passion, death and resurrection. The first volume, “Jesus of Naz­areth,” was published in 2007. Father Federico Lombardi told Cath­o­lic News Service Sept. 13 that next spring [...]

Pope Benedict to meet contemporary artists

Pope Benedict to meet with contemporary artists in the Sistine Chapel(video on You Tube) Pope Benedict plans to meet up to 500 artists from around the world in November. Comments from Micha : Dear Fr. Silvain Cloutier, I want to thank you for the kind article and picture of His Holiness Pope Benedictus XVI and [...]

A Time of Humility and Pastoral Charity even for the Pope.

In these last months since Jan 21, the Church, and particularly the Pope, have gone through a tough time. The lifting of the excommunication on the four Bishops of the Society of St Pius X, caused great uproar in Church circles as well as in relations with the Jewish people. Mistakes were admittedly made from [...]

The Adventus blogs are back in business

A recent move to a new server had a few hiccups, but it seems the Adventus blogs are back on track! Thanks for your patience!

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Every once in a while the Atlantic Monthly comes out with a serious article that is worth reading, even if it is pretty long.  Nicolas Carr has put out a long, dense piece about the impact of Google on how our brains are now humming along. I’m sure many people have seen this piece pop up in [...]

National Catholic Bioethics Center

Click on the image to be taken to the website of the National Catholic Bioethics Centre, where you can find a lot of resources regarding the position of the Church on bioethics issues.