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In health scare, Jeannie Gaffigan relied on combined dose of faith, humor

In health scare, Jeannie Gaffigan relied on combined dose of faith, humor

| Carol Zimmermann | November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jeannie Gaffigan didn’t initially set out to write a book about having her brain tumor removed.

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Archbishop Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at Peoria’s cathedral

Archbishop Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at Peoria’s cathedral

| November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of Peoria announced late Nov. 18.

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O’Malley: Vatican may ‘soon’ release details of McCarrick investigation

O’Malley: Vatican may ‘soon’ release details of McCarrick investigation

| Rhina Guidos | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a brief presentation Nov. 11 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley told the bishops gathered in Baltimore the Vatican may publish what it knows about the ascent to power of now-disgraced former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick by Christmas, or perhaps the New Year.

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Everyday Heroes: For Catholic vet, ‘doing right thing’ outweighed risks

Everyday Heroes: For Catholic vet, ‘doing right thing’ outweighed risks

| Andrew Fowler | November 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sgt. Gary Rose looked out and saw a wounded soldier 50 meters outside his company’s perimeter, stranded in the middle of North Vietnamese Army machine gun fire during a Vietnam War Special Forces mission in Laos.

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How can I step out of the ‘blame loop’?

How can I step out of the ‘blame loop’?

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I have been really hurt by people in my life. But most of the bad stuff in my life is my fault. Still, I can’t stop blaming myself and blaming them for hurting me.

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Archbishop submits report on Crookston bishop

Archbishop submits report on Crookston bishop

| November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Under protocols issued this year by Pope Francis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda has submitted a report to the Congregation of Bishops in Rome regarding an allegation against Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston.

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Everyday Heroes: Teen who gave life to save classmates long known as hero

Everyday Heroes: Teen who gave life to save classmates long known as hero

| November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Even before he died saving his classmates from a shooter at his school, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo was known for going out of his way to help others.

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The enduring value of celibacy

The enduring value of celibacy

| Father Carter Griffin | October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

A few days ago, someone asked me in passing whether the “big meeting in Rome” — referring to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon — would allow priests to marry. He, like many Americans, takes it for granted that the synod is a referendum on priestly celibacy. I am convinced it isn’t, but it is nevertheless a good moment to ask why, in the 21st century, we have celibacy in the first place. What is its enduring value?

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Plan for drug injection site latest in ‘dose of despair,’ says archbishop

Plan for drug injection site latest in ‘dose of despair,’ says archbishop

| October 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said the city’s plan to create a safe drug injection site now that it has the legal go-ahead to do so “is simply the latest dose of despair offered by a confused and suffering culture.”

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A dismaying start to presidential campaign

A dismaying start to presidential campaign

| October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The presidential campaign hasn’t even officially begun, and yet there is already reason to be concerned about some of the ideas being recommended by some candidates.

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From readers — The Real Presence

From readers — The Real Presence

| October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

It should not be a big surprise to Catholics that more than 60% of people who say they are Catholics do not believe that the holy Eucharist is the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Litany of the Holy Eucharist

The Litany of the Holy Eucharist

| Father Van Sloun | October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A litany is a prayer that consists of a series of invocations, each followed by a response. A litany may be recited or sung with a congregation with the invocations given by a priest, deacon, cantor, lector or layperson and the responses made in unison by the congregation. A litany may also be prayed privately by a single person who recites both the invocations and the responses.

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