Archive for June, 2017

Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean ‘North Korea,’ former leaders say

Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean ‘North Korea,’ former leaders say

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Two former Latin American presidents said the world is running out of time to find a solution to the crisis in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro aims to consolidate power over the country.

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Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Better to take risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a “museum Christian” afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International.

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Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

| Mark Pattison | June 23, 2017 | 3 Comments

The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act contains “many of the fundamental defects” that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act “and even further compounds them,” said the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

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Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The crucifix and images of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ were destroyed, while the sacred hosts were thrown all over the floor,” the police chief told ucanews.com.

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Digital Edition – June 22, 2017

Digital Edition – June 22, 2017

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Belle Plaine Catholics reject Satanic monument, Rural Life Sunday, Assumption renovates, Local Catholic draws newspaper comics, Lonsdale KC’s build house, Bishops’ assembly, Christianity’s great adventure

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Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’

Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’

| Erik Zygmont | June 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

When Henry VIII, as England’s reigning monarch, was declared “a defender of the faith,” the future “must have seemed so bright to Thomas More and John Fisher,” Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said in a homily June 21.

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National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

| Sean Gallagher | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since its creation, the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee has garnered much attention on the national stage for its efforts to protect religious freedom and fight government infringement on that freedom.

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In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

| Carol Glatz | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to a half-million dollars to help two church-run hospitals, a teacher training center and farming projects for families as a way to show the people there his solidarity and support.

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Trailer released for Father Rother documentary

Trailer released for Father Rother documentary

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released a three-minute trailer to a forthcoming documentary on Father Stanley Rother, a U.S. priest who worked in Guatemala for 14 years until he was brutally murdered in 1981 and who will beatified in September.

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The waters of baptism

The waters of baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Water is the principal symbol for baptism. John baptized Jesus with water in the Jordan River. Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where they baptized others with water (Jn 3:22-23). When Jesus died, water flowed from his pierced side (Jn 19:34), an outpouring of his grace through water. It is a rich symbol filled with spiritual meaning.

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Living Christianity’s great adventure

Living Christianity’s great adventure

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was just a little kid, I had a near–drowning experience, and although I now love being around water, I still feel uncomfortable being in over my head.

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Bolder and brighter – Worship and environment

Bolder and brighter – Worship and environment

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation
– Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep
– International colloquium in St. Paul celebrates traditional sacred music
– UST chapel expansion might be underground

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