Archive for November, 2018

How much do we actually give?

How much do we actually give?

| Father Tom Walker | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our Scriptures this weekend invite us to consider the offerings of three different people, beginning with the widow of Zarephath. She encounters the prophet Elijah at a critical time for both of them.

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Christian leaders urge U.S. to restore aid to East Jerusalem hospitals

Christian leaders urge U.S. to restore aid to East Jerusalem hospitals

| Judith Sudilovsky | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. Christian leaders expressed “grave concern” about the Trump administration’s decision to stop financial assistance to six East Jerusalem hospitals.

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Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world will not have peace without people having mutual trust and respecting each other’s word, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis’ 2019 World Peace Day message would focus on “good politics.”

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Uganda rehab facility named for addiction ministry priest

Uganda rehab facility named for addiction ministry priest

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Bill Whittier, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of St.  Paul and Minneapolis, spent his 84th birthday Sept. 25 being honored for his work with alcoholics in Uganda.

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Daughter’s murder becomes chance for restorative justice for her killer

Daughter’s murder becomes chance for restorative justice for her killer

| Mark Pattison | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

What could have been another senseless murder in a society with too many of them already was transformed into restorative justice for the killer and healing for the victim’s parents.

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Use your words

Use your words

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two groups ask me often what they can do to help their children grow in faith: parents of toddlers and parents of young adults.

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Dominican sisters bring love for Christ and young people to St. Agnes classrooms

Dominican sisters bring love for Christ and young people to St. Agnes classrooms

| Susan Klemond | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Dominican Sister Mary Consolata Klucik walked through the St. Agnes School lunchroom on a recent school day, excited kindergartners and first-graders shouted, “Sister!”

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Surveying the vocations landscape

Surveying the vocations landscape

| Father David Blume | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this National Vocation Awareness Week, we take time to lift up the vocations of priesthood, consecrated life and the diaconate. There is plenty of good news to share!

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National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

| Dennis Sadowski | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” to “make it a less ambiguous document” because despite nearly every diocese meeting its standards in third-party audits, some bishops are facing scrutiny about their handling of reports of wayward priests.

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Through Retirement Fund, Catholics show gratitude for religious men and women

Through Retirement Fund, Catholics show gratitude for religious men and women

| November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The religious sisters who have recently overseen the Retirement Fund for Religious have a notable trait in common: They’re past the standard retirement age.

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Priest uses his mother’s sauce recipe to help the needy, evangelize

Priest uses his mother’s sauce recipe to help the needy, evangelize

| Katie Rutter | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Father Jim Sichko recalls Tuesdays during his childhood in Orange, Texas, he can almost smell the aroma of his mother’s homemade tomato sauce wafting through their home.

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Choosing gratitude

Choosing gratitude

| Kate Soucheray | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s so easy to see the things that are imperfect, drive us crazy or are disappointing in our lives. We know that allowing ourselves to focus on these aspects of life is not uplifting or energizing, and yet, if that’s what we’ve been doing, that’s where we so often go. Allowing ourselves to change our focus is often easier said than done. But it is possible, and, for lasting happiness, necessary.

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