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Philippine bishop orders investigation into Ash Wednesday burns

Philippine bishop orders investigation into Ash Wednesday burns

| February 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

A bishop in the Philippine capital has ordered an investigation into reports that several Massgoers developed rashes after having their foreheads marked with ash on Ash Wednesday.

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Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says

Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said.

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Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

| February 15, 2018 | 1 Comment

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski urged community members to come together “to support one another in this time of grief” after a shooting rampage Feb. 14 at a Broward County high school left at least 17 people dead.

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‘Lean on each other,’ advises couple married 75 years

‘Lean on each other,’ advises couple married 75 years

| Jessica L. Marsala | February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Married for 75 years, Joseph Farr and his wife, Ann, say that they believe they’ve found the secret to making a marriage last.

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Hill-Murray, St. Odilia celebrating Olympic sisters

Hill-Murray, St. Odilia celebrating Olympic sisters

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete from its alumni base.

Even fewer schools have more than one, especially from the same family. Catholic schools Hill-Murray High School and St. Odilia School can claim the later.

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Laughter, tolerance, shared faith seen as crucial for lasting marriage

Laughter, tolerance, shared faith seen as crucial for lasting marriage

| Beth Griffin | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Laughter, tolerance and shared faith are important ingredients in a loving, lasting marriage, according to a New York couple who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at the end of National Marriage Week, which is Feb 7-14.

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Success in modern marriage

Success in modern marriage

| Kate Soucheray | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Success in modern marriage is no small feat. Experts say that a long-term marriage is any length of time over 20 or 25 years. In addition, these experts explain that the percentage of marriages that will last the lifetime of the individuals involved — so that they will find themselves with the same person in old age as the same one they married when they were young — has diminished significantly.

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Is envy a big deal?

Is envy a big deal?

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I’ve been told that I have a streak of envy in me, but I don’t even know what that means. Besides, there are so many worse sins than envy, so why should I even care?

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How much will expansion of ‘529’ savings plans help Catholic education?

How much will expansion of ‘529’ savings plans help Catholic education?

| Mark Pattison | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the clauses in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 — the sweeping tax bill that was pushed through Congress between Thanksgiving and Christmas — expanded the “529” savings plan.

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Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says

Acts of love, courage are signs of God’s grace in the U.S., Trump says

| Dennis Sadowski | February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acts of love, courage and sacrifice by first responders, parents and children alike are hallmarks of a country that is rooted in prayer and deep faith in God, President Donald Trump told the National Prayer Breakfast.

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DACA uncertainty leaves lives in balance for four Chicago Catholics

DACA uncertainty leaves lives in balance for four Chicago Catholics

| Joyce Duriga and Michelle Martin | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today, 42,400 young people are able to work legally in Illinois and pay taxes through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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After 64 years, Poor Clares leave monastery with legacy of prayer and friendship

After 64 years, Poor Clares leave monastery with legacy of prayer and friendship

| Susan Klemond | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the Poor Clare Sisters leave their Bloomington monastery to resettle in Rochester this month, the sound of the bells that have called them to prayer for at least 60 years will remind neighbors and local Catholics that good friends have moved away.

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