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Preparing for Christ

Preparing for Christ

| Kate Soucheray | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advent is one of the least understood and least acknowledged liturgical seasons of the Church year. Many of us are quick to think about Christmas, rather than Advent, at this time of year. In fact, we found holiday decorations in the stores before Halloween so we could get a jump on our shopping. But here we are in the beginning of December and we likely have not even engaged in the season of Advent.

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Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

Embracing divine revelations, accepting the unknown

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It all started with a lost birth certificate. The Holy Spirit was at work that day and hasn’t slowed down since.

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Does our life point to Christ?

Does our life point to Christ?

| Father David Hennen | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“A voice of one crying out in the desert.” What a wonderful description of John the Baptist. He is no more than that — the voice. He is the voice that announces Jesus. The one thing that is very clear about John the Baptist is that he knew his purpose. He was steadfast in fulfilling the mission given to him by God. His whole purpose was to prepare for Jesus. “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” His whole being is defined by Jesus. In all that the Gospels tell us about John the Baptist, never did he make it about himself.

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Honoring legacy of retired religious

Honoring legacy of retired religious

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the evening of Nov. 17, I had the privilege of celebrating Mass for the 45th Huether Lasallian Conference, a gathering of Christian Brothers and other educators involved in the global mission of Lasallian education. As a former “brothers’ boy,” I felt right at home. It was wonderful to get updates on Christian Brothers who had taught me (yes, they are indeed really up in years) at South Hills Catholic High School in my hometown of Pittsburgh, and to recall the role that they had played in my education and formation.

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Honrando el legado de religiosos retirados

Honrando el legado de religiosos retirados

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

En la tarde del 17 de noviembre, tuve el privilegio de celebrar una misa para la 45ª Conferencia Huether LaSallian, una reunión de los Hermanos Cristianos y otros educadores involucrados en la misión global de la educación LaSallian. Como un antiguo “hijo de hermanos”, me sentía como en casa. Fue maravilloso recibir actualizaciones sobre los Hermanos Cristianos que me enseñaron (sí, en realidad están en años) en South Hills Catholic High School en mi ciudad natal de Pittsburgh y recordar el papel que habían desempeñado en mi educación y formación.

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Pope expresses condolences for death of former President Bush

Pope expresses condolences for death of former President Bush

| Carol Glatz | December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis expressed his condolences for the death of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush.

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Advent week two: Four ways to be more attentive this Advent

Advent week two: Four ways to be more attentive this Advent

| Father Geoffrey A. Brooke Jr. | December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Be watchful!” and “Be alert!” are two traditional spiritual commands often heard by Catholics during the Advent season in preparation for the birth of Christ at Christmas. To the contemporary Catholic, they can also present somewhat of a conundrum.

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Salvadoran human rights office pushes courts to prosecute saint’s killer

Salvadoran human rights office pushes courts to prosecute saint’s killer

| December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The human rights office for the Archdiocese of San Salvador is taking the country’s judicial system to task, urging the prompt prosecution of those responsible in the assassination of St. Oscar Arnulfo Romero, calling for an end to “creative” excuses for not doing so.

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Archdiocese of Santa Fe to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Archdiocese of Santa Fe to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

| December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico, said the archdiocese planned to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the recommendation of several consultative groups.

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