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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Catholics and Conscientious Objection

[first published as a booklet by the Catholic Peace Fellowship in April 1966, updated two years later; more than 300,000 copies were printed between 1966 and the end of the Vietnam War nine years later] By Jim Forest The Catholic attempting to discover the Church’s teaching on war may find himself confronted with historical and […]

The Blessings of Theophany

by Nancy Forest-Flier At the back of our refrigerator, among the jams and mustards, is a Heinz Sandwich Spread jar filled with water. The hand-lettered label on the jar reads “blessed water.” I collected the water last January during the Feast of Theophany at the Great Blessing of the Waters, the second Theophany Liturgy I […]