The Song of Songs
A popular love song is given religious respectability.
by Max Charlesworth

Can the door be opened?
Given that in his first encyclical Pope Benedict has shown a greater sensitivity towards matters of human sexuality than had his recent predecessors, pastoral prudence suggests that a re-examination of Church teaching on artificial birth control, divorce and other areas of serious discord, might be timely.
by Fr Tissa Balasuriya, OMI


Shared governance
The Christian Brothers have decided to share governance of their schools further with the laity -- through a new structure, which covers their schools nationally.


Would the Heavenly Father refuse?
Could full-time priests have a more important role as spiritual directors rather than ministers of the Eucharist?  A case for the laity to concelebrate the Mass.
by Warren Johnson