Category Archives: Origins

Why would any man want to be a priest today?

That was the provocative question retired San Francisco Archbishop John R. Quinn put to priests at the recent meeting of the National Federation of Priests Councils in Houston. “The cataclysmic avalanche of the sex abuse scandal is a profoundly troubling … Continue reading

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Easy-to-read encyclical

Don’t want to spend hours scrolling through a Web site in order to read the pope’s new encyclical? Then order a copy of Origins, the CNS Documentary Service, where you can get it in an easy-to-read format. Call (202) 541-3290.

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New Vatican bioethics document available in Origins

Admit it: Sometimes you want a hard-copy text of a major document rather than bookmarking it on your computer (where it can get lost) or printing a dozen or more pages off the Internet that you have to staple together … Continue reading

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Vatican document on use of psychological testing in seminaries available in Origins

A week ago the Vatican released the long-awaited document called “Guidelines for the Use of Psychology in the Admission and Formation of Candidates for the Priesthood.” (We had coverage of it here and here.) The full text was difficult to … Continue reading

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All the pope’s U.S. texts in one place

If you don’t mind some CNS shameless self-promotion, we think we’ve got a winner here — and it’s in an old-fashioned print publication. I’m talking of course about Origins, our documentary service, which has been selling like, well, hotcakes at … Continue reading

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The Internet is nice, but …

Yes, you can get all the texts from Pope Benedict’s historic visit to the United States from various locations on the Internet, but wouldn’t you (or your parish study group) rather have them in one easy-to-read, magazine-style format? If so, … Continue reading

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This week in Origins

Here’s the rundown for the latest edition of Origins: CNS Documentary Service dated Dec. 13: To come to know God — the true God — means to receive hope, says Pope Benedict XVI in “Spe Salvi,” his second encyclical. Today … Continue reading

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