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10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’re nervous to begin with because you don’t often speak in public and it’s an emotional time because you’ve lost a friend or loved one, yet you’ve been asked to say a few words at a funeral.

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News Notes – October 23, 2014

News Notes – October 23, 2014

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Event to highlight value of sister parish relationships
African immigrant retreat slated for Nov. 8
CCF Legacy of Faith Award goes to Tom Gainor

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Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The church of Christ is called to keep the light of hope alive in the world, showing all humanity the path leading to “the merciful face of God” and salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Court blocks law that had closed most Texas abortion clinics

Court blocks law that had closed most Texas abortion clinics

| Patricia Zapor | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a brief order posted after normal business hours, the Supreme Court granted requests by some of the affected abortion clinics to block parts of the law. It blocked statewide the requirement that abortion clinics meet standards of an ambulatory surgical center, which a majority of the Texas abortion providers could not meet. For clinics in McAllen and El Paso only, the order also blocked a provision requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinic.

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If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete, pope says

If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete, pope says

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus did “strange things,” like “walk with sinners, eat with tax collectors” — things the scholars of the law “did not like; doctrine was in danger, that doctrine of the law” that they and the “theologians had created over the centuries,” he said, according to Vatican Radio.

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Daily Scriptures: October 12 – October 26, 2014

Daily Scriptures: October 12 – October 26, 2014

| October 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, Oct. 12
Twenty-eighth Sunday in ordinary time
Isaiah 25:6-10a
Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20
Matthew 22:1-14

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Transgender persons, human dignity and our response

Transgender persons, human dignity and our response

| Jason Adkins | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

This past summer, Time Magazine had a cover story called “The Next Civil Rights Revolution,” chronicling the movement to create legal mandates for the accommodation of persons who either identify as transgender or who refuse to identify as male or female altogether.

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Sharing the truth with others requires love, compassion

Sharing the truth with others requires love, compassion

| Father James Liekhus | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a debate taking place in our society over the very nature of the human person. This debate manifests itself in many ways, most recently in the definition of marriage and in our sexual identity as male and female. As Catholics, it is important that we understand the truth that the Church teaches about our human nature so that we can share this truth with others, doing so always with love and compassion.

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