i. What is 'The Church'? - beginnings
Source: Catholic Discovery
How does Catholicism fit into my choice on faith? The word "Catholic" means welcoming all comers from all cultures and backgrounds. At its best the Church is the face of God ever present in a constantly changing world.
Just like our native birds in a protected nature sanctuary, we can all thrive in a safe environment.
Christian belief about heaven is that it is a place where humans will see God to the fullest extent to which they are able, and love God with every spark of their being.
Catholics believe that they should embrace times of suffering such as the season of Lent, seeing it as a time for curbing their indulgences, giving up luxuries or undertaking more wholesome activities.
What is Ash Wednesday?
Here is a brief explanation, including a look at the Lenten journey that leads to the crucifixion, death and the ressurection of Jesus Christ.
A reflection on the speaker tour of Brother Peter Bray, Vice-chancellor of Bethlehem University. He is touring New Zealand with his talk "Greetings from Palestine", spreading awareness of the plight of the Palestinian students and their families who live in Occupied West Bank.