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Confession is ‘highlight’ of NCYC as hundreds of priests share God’s mercy

Confession is ‘highlight’ of NCYC as hundreds of priests share God’s mercy

| Sean Gallagher | November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Catholic Youth Conference drew 20,000 youths from across the country to Indianapolis to be inspired by a wide variety of speakers, energized by lively, faith-filled music and to share in fun fellowship with Catholic peers.

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Want to add to hope, joy, reflection, healing? You can do Advent

Want to add to hope, joy, reflection, healing? You can do Advent

| Mark Pattison | November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Compared to Christmas, Easter and Lent, Advent is the Maytag repairman of liturgical seasons. Hardly anybody calls on it.

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Pope arrives in Japan — decades later than he’d hoped

Pope arrives in Japan — decades later than he’d hoped

| Cindy Wooden | November 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Describing himself as a “missionary pilgrim,” Pope Francis finally fulfilled a more than five-decade-old desire to share the Gospel in Japan.

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Effective high tech? Personal connections

Effective high tech? Personal connections

| Julie Craven | November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the second half of my corporate career, I had responsibilities for communications. It was all about key messages, platforms and measurement. I served as spokesperson, worked with media and targeted audiences. My husband, Doug, and I retired, relocated to downtown Minneapolis, and began attending Our Lady of Lourdes a few years ago. When we joined our downtown parish, I volunteered to serve as a eucharistic minister. Father Dan Griffith, after asking me a few questions about my experience, commented, “Oh, I have something else in mind for you.” Providence. I am now the director of communications and strategic initiatives at the parish.

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Archbishop Sheen’s upcoming beatification greeted with joy, thanksgiving

Archbishop Sheen’s upcoming beatification greeted with joy, thanksgiving

| Tom Dermody | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

With joy and thanksgiving, officials and faithful throughout the Diocese of Peoria and around the globe welcomed the announcement Nov. 18 that Pope Francis has called for the beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in Peoria Dec. 21.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood — A-II (PG)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last year, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” — filmmaker Morgan Neville’s documentary about iconic public television children’s show host Fred Rogers (1928-2003) — achieved both critical acclaim and remarkable success at the box office.

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The fleeing nones

The fleeing nones

| Greg Erlandson | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

I grew up in a family of seven kids, which I considered a midsized Catholic brood. I knew families that could field entire baseball and even football teams. As a kid, I kept score of such matters and felt that Mom and Dad were lagging.

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Welcoming pope after long flight, Thais keep it warm and informal

Welcoming pope after long flight, Thais keep it warm and informal

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Arriving in Thailand after an 11-hour flight, Pope Francis was greeted by 11 children — one for each of the country’s dioceses.

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DACA recipients undaunted moments before visiting Congress

DACA recipients undaunted moments before visiting Congress

| Mark Pattison | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Three young adults of the estimated 700,000 with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status remain undaunted after years of little to no action on their behalf in Congress and the courts, including the Nov. 12 Supreme Court hearing that could permit the Trump administration to cancel the program.

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Frozen II — A-II (PG)

Frozen II — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Both the filmmakers and the central voice cast of the much-loved 2013 original are reunited in “Frozen II” (Disney). They deliver an exuberant animated musical adventure that’s suitable for a wide demographic.

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Comedy writer, producer sees urgent need to help Catholic teens

Comedy writer, producer sees urgent need to help Catholic teens

| Carol Zimmermann | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jeannie Gaffigan, comedy writer and producer and recent author of “When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith and Funny People,” has something else on her plate: youth ministry.

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California school shooting hits home for Santa Clarita Catholics

California school shooting hits home for Santa Clarita Catholics

| Tom Hoffarth | November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church in Santa Clarita.

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