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A hundred love letters

In a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, Kimberly Cutter chronicled the death of her father by suicide. As he struggled with rapidly progressing prostate cancer, he lost more […]

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Integrity: To whom does it matter?

On Fat Tuesday, I gave a talk titled, “Business as a Force for Good.” A gentleman from the back haltingly raised a question, “What would you do when all your […]

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News Briefs: March 15, 2020

Priest offers suffering from brain tumor for victims of clergy sex abuse GREENCASTLE, Ind. (CNS) — Father John Hollowell cried as he sat in the confessional of St. Paul the […]

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Pope chooses ‘synodality’ as theme for 2022 synod

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decided the next world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, which will take place in October 2022, will have the theme: “For a […]

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Scrutinies bring catechumens closer to the celebration of Easter

The liturgical season of Lent soon will be half over. For catechumens who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil Mass, it’s time to prepare for the part of the […]

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Wide-ranging plans hope to limit spread of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In an effort to stem the pandemic of COVID-19, bishops’ conferences and dioceses around the world began suspending public Masses. The measures were designed to “flatten the […]

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Ugandan Stations of the Cross reflects culture of local parish

When St. Augustine parishioner Cheryl Ashe first saw the long, yellow banner with Jesus crucified in the middle, surrounded by the Stations of the Cross, she felt it would be important […]

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Parishes plan consecrations to St. Joseph

Remembered primarily at Christmastime, St. Joseph’s model of profound faith often is eclipsed by his revered family during the rest of the year. The quiet example of the foster father […]

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Ste. Anne Church named basilica, cementing its importance to Detroit

By Michael Stechschulte DETROIT (CNS) — It took just 319 years, but the Vatican has recognized the special dignity of Detroit’s oldest parish, Ste. Anne Parish, with the designation of […]

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Weekly schedule for Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades: March 8, 2020

Updated 3/13/2020 to reflect cancellation of March 14 confirmation Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Two OSV meetings were also previously deleted due to logistical changes. Saturday, March 14: […]

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News Briefs: March 8, 2020

Never engage in dialogue with the devil, pope says VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians should follow the example of Jesus in the desert by never trying to dialogue with the […]

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Christ Jesus brings life and immortality to light

Second Sunday of Lent Matthew 17:1-9 As its name implies, Genesis reveals the divine origin of life and Almighty God’s plan in the forming of the Hebrew race. First and […]