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Christmas homily: ‘Christ Was Born for This’

Christmas homily: ‘Christ Was Born for This’

| December 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here is a Christmas homily titled “Christ Was Born For This” by Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, adjunct secretary of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. A Dominican, he taught theology for many years at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. His homily below quotes from “Good Christian Men Rejoice,” the English title of the carol “In Dulci Jubilo,” attributed to the 14-century German Dominican mystic Blessed Henry Suso

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The more, the merrier

The more, the merrier

| George P. Matysek Jr. | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Zipping down the path toward marriage after a few months of dating, my future wife pulled me aside one sunny afternoon and asked how many children I thought would be ideal for our family.

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Is streaming ‘cutting the cord,’ or just the next-best thing?

Is streaming ‘cutting the cord,’ or just the next-best thing?

| Mark Pattison | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A decade ago, Americans were grinding their teeth about the cost of cable TV.

Cable franchises, which have monopoly power in most U.S. cities and counties, were jacking up the bills on subscribers because their cable packages included channels subscribers weren’t watching and didn’t want.

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Saint Therese of Woodbury residents give back through Kuddles for Kids

Saint Therese of Woodbury residents give back through Kuddles for Kids

| Debbie Musser | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The activities calendar at Saint Therese of Woodbury can make your head spin.
There’s bingo, movie night, stretch and flex, knitting club, Mass, manicures, pet therapy, coloring, Bible study, sundaes on Sunday, and dozens of additional offerings for residents of the long-term, transitional and memory care communities as well as independent and assisted living neighborhoods.
One special activity has a growing following: Kuddles for Kids.

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Ten new permanent deacons respond to Jesus’ call to serve the Church

Ten new permanent deacons respond to Jesus’ call to serve the Church

| Susan Klemond | December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Utecht, 24, participated in his father Joe Utecht’s Dec. 7 ordination to the permanent diaconate in a special way: He was one of the seminarians serving at the liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Paul, and he helped vest his father.

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Alleged victim sues Vatican, urges better protections for children

Alleged victim sues Vatican, urges better protections for children

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Bellocchio, 37, who claims former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick abused him when he was a teenager, announced at a Dec. 9 news conference the he is suing the Vatican and demanding “sweeping child protection changes.”

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Go to confession, let yourself be consoled, pope says

Go to confession, let yourself be consoled, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anyone who wants to experience the consolation and tenderness of God simply needs to go to confession, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Daleiden, colleague charged with nine counts of criminal eavesdropping

Daleiden, colleague charged with nine counts of criminal eavesdropping

| December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A California judge ruled Dec. 6 to let a criminal trial proceed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt on nine counts of violating California’s anti-eavesdropping law.

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Bishop calls mass shooting at naval station ‘truly heartbreaking’

Bishop calls mass shooting at naval station ‘truly heartbreaking’

| December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reacting to “the horrific mass shooting” that took place early Dec. 6 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Bishop William A. Wack of Pensacola-Tallahassee said the “tragedy in our diocese is truly heartbreaking.”

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