Vatican

In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all

Diocese

Our Lady of Guadalupe feast to celebrate Patroness of the Americas

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The peace of Advent

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Diocese

Golden jubilee year for Catholic Charismatic Renewal

One of the beautiful aspects of the Catholic faith is its many forms of spiritual expressions, which appeal to different personalities, generations, families and cultures. Some enjoy the richness of […]

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Family tradition brings Nativity story alive for children

Pat and Susan Landrigan wanted their children to always remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Recognizing that it is easy to get caught up in the gifts, lights and all […]

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Special

The day a mother’s love changed the world

New book brings together the mysteries, history-altering influences of Our Lady of Guadalupe Resentment. Distrust. Violence. As the Aztec Indians came under the rule of Spanish conquistadors in the early […]

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World News

News Briefs: December 10, 2017

Bill allowing houses of worship to receive federal disaster aid advanced by panel WASHINGTON (CNS) — Legal language allowing houses of worship to receive federal disaster assistance was advanced out […]

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National

Catholic liturgies avoid Christmas decorations, carols in Advent

WASHINGTON (CNS)— During the weeks before Christmas, Catholic churches stand out for what they are missing. Unlike stores, malls, public buildings and homes that start gearing up for Christmas at […]

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Vatican

News Briefs: December 3, 2017

Pope leads prayer service for peace in South Sudan, Congo VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Although it was not possible to visit South Sudan as he had hoped, Pope Francis said […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Abundant is the goodness and mercy of the Lord

Second Sunday of Advent Mark 1:1-8 The second part of the Book of Isaiah provides the first reading for this Second Sunday of Advent. When this book was written, God’s […]

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A more human society

What is sex for?

It began with reports that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, over many years, used his power over aspiring actresses’ careers to sexually harass and exploit them. The allegations soon extended to […]

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Perspective

The art of giving, the challenge of Advent

Oprah Winfrey sang and clapped when presented with the $69 lunch box that made her 2017 “Favorite Things” list. “I looooove!” she belted out in mock falsetto. She didn’t need […]

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