Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dostoevsky controversy demystified at St. Mark's

Russian metaphysician made outrageous attacks on Catholic Church despite deep Christian roots
Dr. Peter Petro gives a lecture on Dostoevsky and Catholicism in November. He offered his insights into Dostoevsky's take on religion. Elizabeth Krump / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
"What did Dostoevsky have to say about Catholicism? He was against it. Thank you, I am done." The room echoed with laughter as Dr. Peter Petro opened his lecture on "Dostoevsky and Catholicism," the latest in a series of talks hosted by the Newman Association, a group which explores the rich intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church through guest lectures. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Final judgment brings comfort, despite our fears: Pope
Pope Francis greets a man in a wheelchair during his general audience Dec. 11. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In his general audience Pope Francis reflected that the reality of the Final Judgment allows us to trust in God even if we are afraid, emphasizing also that our judgment begins each day through the way we live. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Filipinos' solidarity inspiring in aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
Children play a game inside the bathroom of a house  toppled by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines, Dec. 3. CNS photo / Erik De Castro, Reuters.
Touring Tacloban in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, Ryan Worms was aware of horror and grace. "You can imagine there are bodies still underneath the destroyed houses," Worms, of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, told The Catholic Register on his return from a Caritas Internationalis mission to assess the situation in the east-central Philippines. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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