Archive for November, 2019

Everyday Heroes: Army officer donates part of liver to save priest’s life

Everyday Heroes: Army officer donates part of liver to save priest’s life

| Andrew Fowler | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Dennis Callan’s health was rapidly declining. His situation was so dire that his dentist refused to even pull a tooth out of fear that the he would bleed to death.

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New book on the rosary highlights St. John Paul II’s devotion to it

New book on the rosary highlights St. John Paul II’s devotion to it

| Mark Pattison | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

If the use of the rosary as a devotion fell off at some point in the past, that’s not the case now, according to Gretchen R. Crowe, Our Sunday Visitor’s editorial director for periodicals.

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Former Pentecostal minister will be ordained to priesthood in December

Former Pentecostal minister will be ordained to priesthood in December

| Dino Orsatti | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Drake McCalister, a former Pentecostal minister, has been given approval by the Vatican to be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Steubenville.

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‘Cooking priest’ shares recipe to help teens get to heaven

‘Cooking priest’ shares recipe to help teens get to heaven

| John Shaughnessy | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Known as “the cooking priest,” Father Leo Patalinghug has a reputation for creating meals that have been described as heavenly.

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Most Americans support life in prison over death penalty, says new poll

Most Americans support life in prison over death penalty, says new poll

| Carol Zimmermann | November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most Americans support life imprisonment over the death penalty, according to a Gallup poll released Nov. 24, revealing a shift in the majority opinion on this issue for the first time in 34 years.

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On holy ground: Pope honors martyrs, missioners, bombing victims in Asia

On holy ground: Pope honors martyrs, missioners, bombing victims in Asia

| Cindy Wooden | November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the end of his trip to Thailand and Japan, Pope Francis said he found truth in the saying, “Lux ex oriente, ex occidente luxus,” or, as he roughly translated it, “the light comes from the East, and luxury, consumerism from the West.”

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Joyful shouts of ‘Viva Cristo Rey!’ ring out at closing Mass for NCYC

Joyful shouts of ‘Viva Cristo Rey!’ ring out at closing Mass for NCYC

| Natalie Hoefer | November 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

A spirit of joy permeated Lucas Oil Stadium as the call-and-response rang out. But it was not the typical call heard in the stadium home of the Indianapolis Colts. Nor was it led by any ordinary fan.

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Pro-life leaders say amendment would ‘enrich’ abortion providers overseas

Pro-life leaders say amendment would ‘enrich’ abortion providers overseas

| Julie Asher | November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Pro-Life Activities, and 17 other pro-life leaders have called on President Donald Trump to block an amendment they say would “enrich global abortion providers,” which currently is part of a Senate appropriations measure.

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Work on Wisconsin farm prepared slain brother for service in Guatemala

Work on Wisconsin farm prepared slain brother for service in Guatemala

| Sam Lucero | November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Before donning the habit of a Christian Brother in 1962, Brother James Miller wore the bib overalls of a Wisconsin farm boy.

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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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