Editors: Contents of Origins CNS Documentary Service, Vol. 43, No. 3 (May 23, 2013):
-- The new evangelization requires a new apologetics, one that takes seriously contemporary challenges to Christianity and eschews polemics in favor of dialogue, says the former head of the Vatican doctrinal congregation, retired U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada.
-- Pope Francis commemorates 40 years of dialogue with the Coptic Orthodox Church at a meeting with its leader, Pope Tawadros II.
-- Mary is a mother who helps Christians to grow, to confront life and to be free, says Pope Francis.
-- Cardinal Thomas C. Collins of Toronto urges Catholics to weigh carefully a proposal to open a major new casino in the city, saying it is unhealthy for people, charitable organizations and government to be "enslaved by the lure of easy gambling revenue."
-- The 2013 farm bill offers the opportunity to address outdated agriculture policies and help hungry people at home and abroad, say the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Relief Service, Catholic Charities USA and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference.