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Taking a closer look at the re-translated Roman Canon

Taking a closer look at the re-translated Roman Canon

| Father John Paul Erickson | September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

“To you, therefore, most merciful Father,
we make humble prayer and petition
through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord”

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Practicing Christ’s message: Antidote to bullying pandemic

Practicing Christ’s message: Antidote to bullying pandemic

| Peter Noll | September 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

As I have loved you, so you should love one another. This is how I will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:34-35)

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In bad economy, we Catholics are called to walk the talk

In bad economy, we Catholics are called to walk the talk

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Gospel calls us to reach out to all, even strangers, who need our help

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Learning hard lessons about complex nature of poverty, hunger

Learning hard lessons about complex nature of poverty, hunger

| John Garvey | September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Our youngest daughter, having just graduated from Boston College, moved to Seattle to spend a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She is working there for a nonprofit that collects food for poor people and advocates for government food programs.

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Blue mouth, red face has Notre Dame coach under fire

Blue mouth, red face has Notre Dame coach under fire

| Peter Finney Jr. | September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following guest column was first published Sept. 19 in the Clarion Herald, newspaper of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. It was written by Peter Finney Jr., executive editor and general manager.

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Roman Canon shows connection to Christian way of life

Roman Canon shows connection to Christian way of life

| Father John Paul Erickson | September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the truly great fruits of the Latin rite church is the Roman Canon, a prayer that finds much of its origin in ancient Christian Rome. It’s a beautiful and moving prayer, strange and yet familiar.

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Was Jesus’ ministry religious? Not according to federal agency

Was Jesus’ ministry religious? Not according to federal agency

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Many church-sponsored services wouldn’t qualify for exemption under the HHS mandate that health insurance plans cover artificial birth control

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The economy and the justice owed to God

The economy and the justice owed to God

| Jason Adkin | September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

It has long been a tradition within the church on the anniversary of a noteworthy event or document to reflect on it and view its contents again with hindsight and some historical distance. This is especially true of papal social encyclicals — teaching documents that treat a specific topic or theme and apply ancient wisdom to “the signs of the times.”

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Human Stockpiling

Human Stockpiling

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D | September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent news report chronicled a Chinese woman named Huang Yijun. Sixty years ago, her unborn child died, but the pregnancy was never expelled from her body. Instead, her baby’s body slowly began to calcify inside her, becoming a crystallized, stone-like mass. Such stone babies (known as lithopedions) are extremely rare.

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Letter from Kenya: ‘We slept like that’

Letter from Kenya: ‘We slept like that’

| Peter Kimeu | September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

I can’t count the number of days when “I slept like that,” or describe the feeling of going to sleep hungry knowing I’d wake up and there would still be no food for breakfast.

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The DREAM Act and the need for moral creativity

The DREAM Act and the need for moral creativity

| Jessica Zittlow | August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

American immigration reform remains a heated political issue. But it is not just a theoretical political issue; it is a humanitarian one that impacts the basic dignity and life of a person, and at a broader level, the common good. It is foremost a moral issue.

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The Preface Dialogue: On your mark, get set, go!

The Preface Dialogue: On your mark, get set, go!

| Father Thomas Margevicius | August 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

One part of Mass often overlooked is called the Preface Dialogue. It draws our attention to the high point of the Mass, the great Eucharistic Prayer. It’s kind of like getting ready for a race: “On your mark, get set, go!”

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