Category Archives: Origins

‘Origins’ on sex abuse crisis, European culture

This week’s Origins: CNS Documentary Service returns to texts from the Catholic Theological Society meeting as well as a speech by the pope on European culture and the “crisis of modernity.” The details: Two experts examine issues behind the sexual … Continue reading

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‘Origins’ on Muslims, lay ministry, workers’ rights

Interesting stuff in this week’s Origins: CNS Documentary Service: Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor of Westminster, England, takes a wide-ranging look at Muslim-Christian relations in a post-Sept. 11 world. (Subscribers: click here) Three lay theologians examine the U.S. bishops’ 2005 text on … Continue reading

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‘Origins’ this week on climate change, theologians

Global climate change and the relationship between theologians and bishops are the two topics addressed in the latest edition of Origins, the CNS Documentary Service: The U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works invited religious groups to share … Continue reading

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‘Origins’ on homosexual ministry, G-8, parish leadership, Brazil trip, and more

At Catholic News Service, we’ve always said that Origins, the CNS Documentary Service, is more than just a publication — it’s an ongoing, ever-accumulating resource. Even though many documents in Origins can be found at no charge on the Internet, … Continue reading

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Latest ‘Origins’ covers Iraq, pope on abortion, immigration, Eucharist

Another variety of interesting texts in the newest edition of Origins: CNS Documentary Service: American troops should stay in Iraq “only as long as their presence contributes to a responsible transition,” says the head of the military services archdiocese, Archbishop … Continue reading

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Churches mobilize against pornography

Efforts to fight pornography have been getting increased attention in recent months. The latest: Churches in the Kansas City area are petitioning six county governments in the region to convene grand jury investigations into sales of pornography. They also are seeking enforcement … Continue reading

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‘Origins’ covers immigration, spirituality, pornography, and more

A variety of interesting texts in the latest edition of Origins: CNS Documentary Service: Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of Los Angeles explains why the church considers the U.S. immigration system unjust and in need of reform. (Subscribers: click here) St. … Continue reading

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