Tag: Picks

Grace prevails in the first domestic church

Grace prevails in the first domestic church

| Deacon Gordon Bird | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Each season brings its holidays, both religious and secular. Spring rolls on, as does Eastertide through this month of May. Earlier in the month, we were crowning Mary and honoring St. Joseph the Worker. And, we just recently celebrated Mother’s Day with feasts, flowers, gifts and — most important — love. In a few weeks — post-Pentecost — we will come upon Father’s Day.

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Facebook’s ‘Rosary Guy’

Facebook’s ‘Rosary Guy’

| May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Centerville family spreads word about Mary, special rosary

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It’s not just about the frozen embryos

It’s not just about the frozen embryos

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

I remember a conversation I had with a married Catholic couple a few years ago. They were feeling lost and desperate over their inability to conceive a child. They were casting about for options.

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Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

New papal norms on preventing clergy sexual abuse are “a blessing that will empower the Church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold in the Church,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Pope says study on women deacons was inconclusive

Pope says study on women deacons was inconclusive

| Cindy Wooden | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The commission Pope Francis appointed to study the history and identity of women deacons did not reach a unanimous conclusion about whether deaconesses in the early Church were “ordained” or formally “blessed,” the pope said.

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Georgia governor signs heartbeat bill restricting state abortions

Georgia governor signs heartbeat bill restricting state abortions

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation May 7 to ban abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around six weeks.

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Jean Vanier, who changed lives of intellectually disabled, dies in Paris

Jean Vanier, who changed lives of intellectually disabled, dies in Paris

| Michael Swan | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jean Vanier, 90, founder of L’Arche communities and co-founder of Faith and Light, died May 7. Vanier had been suffering from cancer and was assisted at a L’Arche facility in Paris.

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Pope names relator general, special secretaries for Amazon synod

Pope names relator general, special secretaries for Amazon synod

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has chosen Brazil’s Cardinal Claudio Hummes to serve as relator general of next year’s Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

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Roses and the cross: Pope meets refugees in Bulgaria

Roses and the cross: Pope meets refugees in Bulgaria

| Cindy Wooden | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twelve boys and girls wearing white T-shirts and dark pants sang for Pope Francis at a refugee center on the outskirts of Sofia.

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From readers – May 2, 2019

From readers – May 2, 2019

Driver’s licenses reflect practical need

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St. Michael parishioner explores meaning of Mass vessels, furnishings in new book

St. Michael parishioner explores meaning of Mass vessels, furnishings in new book

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was a friend’s search for a resource to teach her child, who was preparing for first Communion, about the church environment that inspired Andrea Zachman to write “The Sacred That Surrounds Us,” published in March by Ascension Press.

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The women who stayed

The women who stayed

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The women were the ones who stayed. I regret to say that I missed this for most of my life.

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