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Hispanic Americans give a nearly 5-to-1 edge to Democrats over Republicans as the party more concerned for them in a Pew Research Center poll released Oct. 10.
For Cardinal-designate Blase Cupich of Chicago, one of nine children born to a family in Omaha, Nebraska, more than 40 years of priesthood have been filled with “Are you kidding me?” moments.
Both the first reading and the Gospel from Oct. 16 speak about the importance of persistent prayer. Moses is an Old Testament figure for intercessory prayer. In the first reading, he prays for Joshua and the army of Israelites who are in battle against the Amelkites. Moses’ two helpers, Aaron and Hur, are with him on top of a mountain during this time of prayer and ultimately, they hold his hands up so that the Israelites win the battle.
With the Hyde Amendment that bans federal Medicaid funding of abortions celebrating its 40th anniversary Sept. 30, the March for Life celebrated the anniversary in part by warning of threats to dismantle the rider.
Sometimes a line from a Sunday Gospel will stay in my mind for weeks on end. I preach to myself first, and I continue to reflect on one of the most well-known requests from the apostles to Jesus. On the first Sunday in October, we heard proclaimed from the Gospel of St. Luke, “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith’” (Luke 17:5).
A veces una línea de un Evangelio del domingo permanece en mi mente durante semanas. En primer lugar me predico a mí mismo, y sigo reflexionando sobre una de las peticiones más conocidas de los apóstoles de Jesús. En el primer domingo de octubre, escuchamos proclamar en el Evangelio de San Lucas, “Los apóstoles dijeron al Señor, ‘Auméntanos la fe’” (Lucas 17: 5).