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Obituaries

Rest in Peace: August 18, 2019

Angola Gwenn Ellen Mullendore, 90, St. Anthony of Padua Decatur Margaret R. Moeller, 88, St. Mary of the Assumption Fort Wayne Margaret Stevens, 90, St. Charles Borromeo Nilda Salazar, 84, […]

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The Sunday Gospel

Resist the pressure to turn away from Christ

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 12:49-53 The Book of Jeremiah is the source of the first reading for this weekend. Jeremiah is regarded as one of the more important […]

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What Christians need to know about Islam

By David McClamrock David Pinault is a Catholic Christian who has spent his life studying Islam. In his book “The Crucifix on Mecca’s Front Porch: A Christian Companion for the […]

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After shootings, faith leaders ask end to hate speech, urge gun control

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The bells at the Cathedral Guadalupe in the Diocese of Dallas rang 31 times the night of Aug. 7 for those killed in the mass shootings in […]

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Diocese

Cleaning for Christ and congregation

They go about their work efficiently and without a lot of fanfare. In fact, many parishioners likely take what they do for granted. But it’s the deep faith of those […]

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Knights give $185 million to charity, 76 million hours in service

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — In 2018, the Knights of Columbus gave $185.7 million to charity and donated 76.7 million hours of hands-on service. The New Haven-based Catholic fraternal organization […]

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Bishop

Bishop Rhoades weekly schedule

Sunday, August 18: 12 p.m. — Mass and Blessing of Addition to Parish Education Center, St. Pius X Church, Granger Tuesday, August 20: 8:15 a.m. — Mass and Pastoral Visit, St. Jude […]

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News Briefs: August 18, 2019

Chaldean archbishop: Iraqi Christians face ‘extinction’ unless world acts WASHINGTON (CNS) — Iraqi Christians face “extinction” unless Islam recognizes the fundamental equality of all people and takes steps to overcome […]

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Pro-life leaders urged to persevere, continue to teach truth ‘with love’

By Jessica Able LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, told diocesan pro-life leaders gathered in Louisville Aug. 5-7 that they are part of the […]

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Perspective

Marriage: When expectations yield to love

This summer marks the special occasions of David’s and my 40th anniversary and the marriage of our older son Ryan to Sarah, our new daughter. In one of the pre-wedding […]

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Perspective

Living in largo: in praise of a slower pace

There is an art and a science to slow living. This summer I’m trying to learn both. In music you can measure it. The tempo called “largo” – Italian for […]

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Perspective

Random thoughts and caveats

One of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is how it’s well known that preschool-age children who go to day care centers have more respiratory illnesses than those children […]