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Vatican releases pope’s Christmas season schedule

Vatican releases pope’s Christmas season schedule

| December 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ 2019-20 Christmas season celebrations will include the usual liturgies and traditions.

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2019 Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

2019 Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report

| December 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Published this year in the middle of Advent, the 2019 Annual Archdiocesan Financial Report is infused with the hope of the season. It serves as a reminder of the many ways in which Jesus continues to provide for this local Church through the extraordinary generosity of her faithful.” – Archbishop Bernard Hebda

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Never taken for a ride

Never taken for a ride

| Liz Kelly | December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

When I was about 10, my father — bless his generous heart — bought me something I had wanted my entire young life: a Pinto, a particular breed of horse with large patches of white, black and brown. This Pinto was named Windy. We spotted her ad in the paper that spring; she was in foal, trained to ride and drive. This last bit was important because the horse who usually pulled our sleigh had died. Windy was a bargain with a foal to boot. Two horses for the price of one. Dad got on the phone and bought her “sight unseen.”

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Catholics urged to pray novena for Archbishop Sheen’s beatification

Catholics urged to pray novena for Archbishop Sheen’s beatification

| Tom Dermody | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Supporters of the canonization cause for Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen have been invited to take part in a novena starting Dec. 12 to “petition God unceasingly to remove all obstacles” for the beatification of the media pioneer, author and evangelist.

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Can I listen to Christmas music in Advent?

Can I listen to Christmas music in Advent?

| Father Michael Schmitz | December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. Can I listen to Christmas songs in Advent? I’ve heard people say that we shouldn’t even put up decorations before Christmas. What should I do?

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When it comes to giving, less is more

When it comes to giving, less is more

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every year my sister and I make the same promise to each other. “One year, we’re not going to do presents at all,” we declare over the phone. “And it will be the best Christmas ever.”

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Bishop Sirba of Duluth dies after heart attack; Archbishop Hebda says ‘native son’ will be missed

Bishop Sirba of Duluth dies after heart attack; Archbishop Hebda says ‘native son’ will be missed

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to a statement from the diocese’s vicar general, Father James Bissonette, Bishop Sirba was at St. Rose in Proctor when he suffered cardiac arrest.

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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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Taking back delight, one little levitation at a time

Taking back delight, one little levitation at a time

| Liz Kelly | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is a lovely maple tree in my front yard that hangs onto its leaves longer than any other tree in the neighborhood. It is a fiery orange and red and every bit as beautiful as you might imagine and always an occasion to lift one’s spirits. Long after every other leaf on my block has been raked and bagged, my front yard maple holds fast, clinging to its beauty with unrelenting delight.

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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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