Tag: Picks

To kill the cult of personality

To kill the cult of personality

| Liz Kelly | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A year or so ago, my very talented and prayerful assistant convinced me I needed to develop a better website. I dragged my feet — and legs, and arms, and torso and half-hermit heart. The thought of “marketing” makes me nauseous, and social media in general disturbs my spirit. I wonder what Jesus, who never consulted a publicist or created a branding strategy, thinks of such hubbub.

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Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.

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New York court says archbishop’s remains must be transferred to Peoria

New York court says archbishop’s remains must be transferred to Peoria

| June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Peoria Diocese said Bishop Daniel R. Jenky “is overjoyed and elated” that the remains of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be coming home to the diocese following a ruling by the state of New York’s highest court.

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Summer Twentieth

Summer Twentieth

| Kate Soucheray | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer is finally here and we must remember to enjoy it! Last summer, our then-4-year-old granddaughter and her cousins planned a day of fun at our house, which they named “Summer Twentieth.” When we told the girls my husband and I would not be home on the day of their planned event, they assured us they didn’t need us to be present for them to enjoy the day.

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In praise of dad jokes and divine humor

In praise of dad jokes and divine humor

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

My husband is down in the kitchen, cooking eggs for our four boys. From upstairs, I hear him serve up a little extra on the side: a classic dad joke about “makin’ bacon.” As I smirk to myself, I can practically hear our sons roll their eyes.

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List of ceremonies for the archdiocese’s 14 Catholic high schools

List of ceremonies for the archdiocese’s 14 Catholic high schools

| May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

List of ceremonies for the archdiocese’s 14 Catholic high schools

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From readers – May 14, 2019

From readers – May 14, 2019

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

– Cathedral left out
– Slime time or fake fun?
– Notre Dame more than tour stop

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Grace prevails in the first domestic church

Grace prevails in the first domestic church

| Deacon Gordon Bird | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Each season brings its holidays, both religious and secular. Spring rolls on, as does Eastertide through this month of May. Earlier in the month, we were crowning Mary and honoring St. Joseph the Worker. And, we just recently celebrated Mother’s Day with feasts, flowers, gifts and — most important — love. In a few weeks — post-Pentecost — we will come upon Father’s Day.

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Facebook’s ‘Rosary Guy’

Facebook’s ‘Rosary Guy’

| May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Centerville family spreads word about Mary, special rosary

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It’s not just about the frozen embryos

It’s not just about the frozen embryos

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

I remember a conversation I had with a married Catholic couple a few years ago. They were feeling lost and desperate over their inability to conceive a child. They were casting about for options.

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Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

New papal norms on preventing clergy sexual abuse are “a blessing that will empower the Church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold in the Church,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Pope says study on women deacons was inconclusive

Pope says study on women deacons was inconclusive

| Cindy Wooden | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The commission Pope Francis appointed to study the history and identity of women deacons did not reach a unanimous conclusion about whether deaconesses in the early Church were “ordained” or formally “blessed,” the pope said.

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