Archive for April, 2018

Pope prays for parents, toddler who risks losing life-support

Pope prays for parents, toddler who risks losing life-support

| Carol Glatz | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked that all efforts be made to accompany a seriously ill toddler in Great Britain whose parents are fighting a legal battle to keep him on life-support.

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A case for priestly celibacy

A case for priestly celibacy

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

There is a very bad argument for celibacy which has reared its head throughout the tradition and which is, even today, defended by some. It runs something like this: married life is morally and spiritually suspect; priests, as religious leaders, should be spiritual athletes above reproach; therefore, priests shouldn’t be married.

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The Jordan Peterson phenomenon

The Jordan Peterson phenomenon

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like many others, I have watched the Jordan Peterson phenomenon unfold with a certain fascination. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you don’t spend a lot of time on social media, for Peterson, a mild-mannered psychology professor from the University of Toronto, has emerged as one of the hottest personalities on the internet.

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A daydreaming believer

A daydreaming believer

| Greg Erlandson | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I often follow along in my missalette the words of the entire Mass, not because I am pious but because I am a chronic daydreamer. Looking at the words on the page and thinking about them can keep me focused … for a while. But then something sends me off again.

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Sweet spots and sacrifices

Sweet spots and sacrifices

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I try not to stop singing, even when my voice isn’t strong enough. We all have a sweet spot, but we don’t get to stay there. We’re singing the whole song together.

Same for our callings.

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Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon Salvatore “Sam” Catapano died March 31. He was 84.

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Catholic tradition guides teaching on contraception, archbishop says

Catholic tradition guides teaching on contraception, archbishop says

| Dennis Sadowski | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, abortion, human sexuality and contraception is rooted in the same respect for human dignity that guides its work for social justice and care for poor people, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput told a Catholic University of America audience.

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Quebec bishops ponder possibility of married priests

Quebec bishops ponder possibility of married priests

| Veronique Demers | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic bishops of Quebec have discussed the possibility of married priests to address the priest shortage.

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The Miracle Season – A-II (PG)

The Miracle Season – A-II (PG)

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Make sure you have your tissues handy when you go to see “The Miracle Season.”

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New seminary rector recalled to home diocese

New seminary rector recalled to home diocese

| April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Thomas Richter, who since January has been preparing to transition to the role of rector at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, has been recalled to his home Diocese of Bismarck, North Dakota, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced April 4.

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Rallies, prayer services recall legacy of slain civil rights leader

Rallies, prayer services recall legacy of slain civil rights leader

| Richard Szczepanowski | April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — he was gunned down April 4, 1968 — the great civil rights advocate continues to be an outstanding example of how to live the Gospel message, according to Catholic clergy and others.

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Terminally ill mother: Euthanasia push robs ‘friends and family of joy’

Terminally ill mother: Euthanasia push robs ‘friends and family of joy’

| Marilyn Rodrigues | April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

In March, as Anna Corry lay dying, she sent out a request to speak publicly about her opposition to euthanasia.

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