Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christians not crucial to Rome's decline

Religion's dominance came as 'reaction to despotism': historian
A professor from the University of Chicago explained to an audience at UBC why the rise of Christianity was not a factor in the Roman Empire's downfall. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope Francis prays for more fruitful dialogue after trip to Turkey
Pope Francis passes circus performers as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square Dec. 3. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In his weekly general audience Pope Francis recalled the activities of his recent trip to Turkey, and prayed that the visit would lead to a more fruitful ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

CCCB will choose delegates for family synod by ballot process
The last CCCB plenary, in September. (CCN photo).
By the end of March 2015, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will choose four delegates and two alternates to attend the ordinary synod on the family in Rome Oct. 2015. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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