Tag: Water

Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state’s 100 fountains.

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Come to the water

Come to the water

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | July 13, 2017

I do not think I have given much conscious thought to the act of turning on a faucet and letting it run until the water is cold. In the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” water scarcity rarely crosses my mind. I have experienced far more floods than droughts.

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The waters of baptism

The waters of baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Water is the principal symbol for baptism. John baptized Jesus with water in the Jordan River. Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where they baptized others with water (Jn 3:22-23). When Jesus died, water flowed from his pierced side (Jn 19:34), an outpouring of his grace through water. It is a rich symbol filled with spiritual meaning.

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Living Christianity’s great adventure

Living Christianity’s great adventure

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was just a little kid, I had a near–drowning experience, and although I now love being around water, I still feel uncomfortable being in over my head.

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Making sure our water works

Making sure our water works

| Shawn Peterson | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, it can be easy to take water for granted — it is literally all around us, even more so in the rainy month of April.

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World record holder encourages students to aid the thirsty

World record holder encourages students to aid the thirsty

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Katie Spotz, who became the youngest person to row across the Atlantic in 2010, told the Sacred Heart Catholic School students Nov. 15 that something more than a world record drove her make the voyage. She did it to raise money for people around the world who don’t have clean drinking water.

“One in eight people, they don’t have something I always take for granted, something that I’ve never gone without – clean water,” Spotz said.

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Giving drink to 60,000 — and counting

Giving drink to 60,000 — and counting

| Bridget Ryder | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local couple’s nonprofit provides clean water to Tanzanians

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Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

Who can give blessings? Why mix water with wine?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q. Can anyone other than a priest or deacon do a Catholic blessing?
Q. I have long wondered why the priest mixes water with the wine at the offertory of the Mass. I have done some research and learned that this was the practice as early as the second century, but I don’t understand why it is done.

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Encyclical on water would be a great gift

Encyclical on water would be a great gift

| Father William Byron | May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nearly 900 million people in the world have no access to clean water.

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‘Living Water’ for Kenya

‘Living Water’ for Kenya

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Why can’t we just send them some of our water?”

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