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Vatican extends time to obtain full indulgences for souls in purgatory

Vatican extends time to obtain full indulgences for souls in purgatory

| Carol Glatz | October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Plenary or full indulgences traditionally obtained during the first week of November for the souls of the faithful in purgatory can now be gained throughout the entire month of November, the Vatican said.

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Digital Edition – October 22, 2020

Digital Edition – October 22, 2020

| October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage, Guiding Star Wakota, Grief-stricken husband finds hope, Peace of Mind program, David Haas ‘disturbing report’, Carlo Acutis beatified, Relics at Nativity, Modern Saints, Faith in the Public Arena – Politics can’t save us

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‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’

‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’

| Father Peter Ly | October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you ever asked yourself why the greatest of the commandments is to “love the Lord, your God”?

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From readers – October 22, 2020

From readers – October 22, 2020

| October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

School choice silence
Building a culture of life

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United — in charity — as family

United — in charity — as family

| October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

I recently spoke to a former colleague of mine who has been assigned to an exciting ministry halfway around the globe. “It sounds like you’re doing great,” I said. “Too bad you’re so far from your family.” With the wisdom and insight that explains why I’ve considered him such a good friend for decades, he quickly responded: “Whenever we’re working for the Church, we’re never really away from family.”

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Unidos en la caridad como una familia

Unidos en la caridad como una familia

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Recientemente hablé con un ex colega mío que ha sido asignado a un ministerio emocionante en la mitad del mundo. “Parece que lo estás haciendo muy bien”, le dije. “Lástima que estés tan lejos de tu familia”. Con la sabiduría y la perspicacia que explican por qué lo he considerado un buen amigo durante décadas, respondió rápidamente: “Siempre que trabajamos para la Iglesia, nunca estamos realmente lejos de la familia”.

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Open Window Theatre in-person presentations are back after COVID-19 break

Open Window Theatre in-person presentations are back after COVID-19 break

| Susan Klemond | October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

After a break of about six months forced by the novel coronavirus pandemic, in-person theater is back at Open Window Theatre this fall with the play “Lolek”, a story of Pope St. John Paul II’s experience as a young man during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

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Resonance of the rosary

Resonance of the rosary

| Deacon Gordon Bird | October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

We give it special attention this month. It is a journey through the Gospel story. Yielding only to the Mass, arguably the favorite prayer of many saints, popes, monks and mystics. And, of all of us sinners who desire to love Jesus more than our sins. In spiritual warfare, it “is the weapon for these times,” proclaimed St. Padre Pio.

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Artist gives modern (and multiracial) face to Catholic saints

Artist gives modern (and multiracial) face to Catholic saints

| Gina Christian, CatholicPhilly.com | October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

A young artist is giving a fresh face to some of the Catholic faith’s most beloved saints, using college roommates for models and painting on thrift shop wood.

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When stupidity is behind the wheel, Lord, have mercy

When stupidity is behind the wheel, Lord, have mercy

| Liz Kelly | October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

I was 23 and on my way to graduate school in Alaska. The plan was to drive from Minnesota to Washington, put my car on a ferry in Bellingham, take that for three days through the Inland Passage, disembark in Haines, Alaska, and then drive two more days along the Al-Can, through the Yukon mountain range, the interior of Alaska, and then into Anchorage. In a hatchback. In 1990, when hundreds of miles of the Al-Can remained unpaved.

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Citizens of the heavenly city

Citizens of the heavenly city

| Jason Adkins | October 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

“In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”

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The fruits of the Holy Spirit

The fruits of the Holy Spirit

| Father Michael Van Sloun | October 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the reception of the sacrament of confirmation, the person receives the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, wisdom and understanding, counsel and strength (fortitude), knowledge and fear of the Lord (Is 11:2), and piety. These gifts are not to sit idle or be kept in storage. Rather, they are to be put to good use so they will bear much fruit.

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