For the first time in Canada’s 150 years, the biggest single category of households is people living by themselves. For the church, this 21st century reality is raising new pastoral challenges, writes Michael Swan.
The Catholic Church must continue to work to understand the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council and why they were made, rather than rethinking them, Pope Francis said. “After this magisterium, after this long journey, we can affirm with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible.”
Words must be met with action if the Christian community wants young adults to become interested in church life, says Frank Mercadante, executive director of Cultivation Ministries in Chicago. He was speaking at a retreat at St. Peter’s Abbey sponsored by the Ukrainian Catholic Church of Canada.