Origins is a documentary service
The documentation you find in Origins ranges from encyclicals, speeches and other papal messages to pastoral letters by the bishops; from diocesan policy statements to current research to speeches in the news on public policy, liturgy, social justice, the parish, the family, ministries and much more.
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Texts appear in Origins because they're in the news
- 47 editions each year.
- Weekly cross references.
- Staff-written introductions highlighting texts.
- News-related documentation.
- Documentation of interest for its pastoral value.
- Notes in margin sections interrelating current and past texts; also highlighting news developments related to texts.
- Balanced and objective coverage.
- Weekly calendar of coming events.
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or their pastoral discussions are noteworthy.
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