Archive for October, 2016

Philippine bishops urge All Souls’ Day prayers for drug war victims

Philippine bishops urge All Souls’ Day prayers for drug war victims

| October 31, 2016 | 1 Comment

As Filipinos remembered their departed on All Souls’ Day, the country’s church leaders called on the faithful to also pray for those who fell victim in the government’s all-out war against illegal drugs.

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U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the weeks leading up the hotly contested Nov. 8 election, many Catholic bishops have written columns, issued statements or preached homilies encouraging their people to weigh the issues carefully as they enter the voting booth.

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Archbishop Hebda says ‘tarantulas’ and credible parishes don’t mix

Archbishop Hebda says ‘tarantulas’ and credible parishes don’t mix

| October 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

Archbishop Hebda spoke of the need to become credible parishes in a time where the archdiocese still has more recovery to do following the sex scandals and general drifting away of people from the Catholic Faith.

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Digital Edition – October 27, 2016

Digital Edition – October 27, 2016

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mulvahill family adoptions, Cardinal-designate Tobin, Totino-grace boarding program, Tiny Treasures, Public servants, Divine Mercy film, Hospice and Funeral Planning

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Prayer, hope in Christ can be our guide at the polls Nov. 8

Prayer, hope in Christ can be our guide at the polls Nov. 8

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | October 27, 2016

One evening a couple of weeks ago, I was filling up my car at a gas station and a man whom I did not know came up to me and said, “Father, I hope you are praying for our country!” I said that I am praying, and I hoped he was, too. His sentiment captured what many of us feel about our country, especially regarding the upcoming election. For conscientious Christians, many of us find our nation in a state of crisis.

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La oración, la esperanza en Cristo puede ser nuestra guía en las elecciones este 8 de noviembre

La oración, la esperanza en Cristo puede ser nuestra guía en las elecciones este 8 de noviembre

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | October 27, 2016

Una tarde, hace un par de semanas, estaba llenando mi auto en una gasolinera y un hombre, al que no conocía, se me acercó y dijo: “¡Padre, espero que usted este orando por nuestro país!”, le dije que yo estaba orando, y esperaba que él también. Su sentimiento captura lo que muchos de nosotros sentimos acerca de nuestro país, especialmente en relación con las próximas elecciones. Para los cristianos con conciencia, muchos de nosotros encontramos nuestra nación en un estado de crisis.

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Appointments – October 27, 2016

Appointments – October 27, 2016

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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What’s in a wake? Prayer, sharing of memories, expert says

What’s in a wake? Prayer, sharing of memories, expert says

| October 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

John Cherek, director of Catholic Cemeteries, shared his thoughts about wakes with The Catholic Spirit.

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What role are life issues playing in this year’s presidential election?

What role are life issues playing in this year’s presidential election?

| Kurt Jensen | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in June, Kristan Hawkins, who heads Students for Life, got a firsthand look at how this presidential election differs from all others when she participated in Donald Trump’s outreach meeting with evangelicals, which had only a few Catholics present.

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Knowing who we are, knowing what we’re supposed to do

Knowing who we are, knowing what we’re supposed to do

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This fall, I am giving presentations to all of the high school teachers, staff and administrators in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. These annual talks are dedicated to a regular cycle of topics. This year, the theme is morality. Lucky me! My guess is that disquisitions on doctrine or Church history or pastoral practice wouldn’t raise too many hackles, but ethics is practically guaranteed to rile people up, especially now when issues of same-sex marriage, transgenderism and assisted suicide are so present to the public consciousness.

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Becoming the holy doors of Christ’s mercy

Becoming the holy doors of Christ’s mercy

| Alyssa Bormes | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

During this jubilee Year of Mercy, there is a particular gift we have been given — Holy Doors!

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