Archive for September, 2017

Two sets of second-grade twins baptized at Columbia Heights school

Two sets of second-grade twins baptized at Columbia Heights school

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Second grade often is a time parents start thinking about their children receiving the sacraments, Principal Jane Bona said, because it’s a year in which Catholic children receive both their first reconciliation and first Communion.

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Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

Pope’s communications day theme: Truth in age of ‘fake news’

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Given the strong divisions sparked and fueled by “fake news,” Pope Francis is highlighting the importance of truth in his message for World Communications Day.

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Vatican diplomat also wanted in Canada on child porn charges

Vatican diplomat also wanted in Canada on child porn charges

| Cindy Wooden | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

An arrest warrant has been issued in Canada for Msgr. Carlo Capella, the Vatican diplomat recalled from service in Washington in late August, who already was the subject of a Vatican criminal investigation involving child pornography.

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Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

| Jonathan Liedl | September 29, 2017 | 46 Comments

Zinos said she’s deeply motivated by messages from people who are suffering as a result of the new gender theory: parents of children confused about their sexual identity, families facing the loss of child custody because they won’t condone transgenderism and young adults scarred from irreversible transition surgeries.

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Mexicans give thanks for quake survival to St. Jude Thaddeus

Mexicans give thanks for quake survival to St. Jude Thaddeus

| David Agren | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teresa Hernandez considers it a miracle. Her uncle and nephew were trapped under the rubble of an apartment building in northern Mexico City after the Sept. 19 earthquake and managed to get out.

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Congressman Scalise credits power of prayer for his shooting recovery

Congressman Scalise credits power of prayer for his shooting recovery

| Carol Zimmermann | September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Three and a half months after he was shot during an early morning baseball practice, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, received thunderous applause and standing ovations from the House floor Sept. 28 where he attributed his recovery to the power of prayer.

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Baltimore archbishop announces Maryland task force to address racism

Baltimore archbishop announces Maryland task force to address racism

| September 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

A statewide task force made up of Catholic and other officials has been formed in Maryland to work for better race relations and “to address the sin of racism that continues to be a divisive force in our country,” the Archdiocese of Baltimore said in a Sept. 27 news release.

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Pray to archangels for protection from devil, pope says

Pray to archangels for protection from devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 29, 2017 | 10 Comments

The archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael help encourage and accompany Christians on life’s journey and defend them from the devil, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic high schools respond to national anthem protests

Catholic high schools respond to national anthem protests

| September 29, 2017 | 5 Comments

“We have not needed a written policy, but our approach is that all our students and coaches will come out and stand for the national anthem,” said Mike Streitz, the St. Agnes athletic director.

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Congress urged to let houses of worship seek FEMA aid after disasters

Congress urged to let houses of worship seek FEMA aid after disasters

| September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lawmakers in Washington were urged to approve a bill introduced in Congress to ensure the fair and equal treatment for houses of worship damaged in natural disasters “by enabling them to seek aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”

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British Benedictine, 82, creates mural to capture order’s charisms

British Benedictine, 82, creates mural to capture order’s charisms

| Simon Caldwell | September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Mother Joanna Jamieson went back to art school after more than 60 years in a Benedictine convent, she was likened by one British national newspaper to an “intergalactic time traveler” who hadn’t heard a record by the Beatles or seen a James Bond film.

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Catholic parish builds warm community ties with local police officers

Catholic parish builds warm community ties with local police officers

| September 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Adopt-A-Cop ministry of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Brookhaven, launched in late February, is helping parishioners forge relationships with local law enforcement.

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