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Making a difficult choice

In April 2005, I was diagnosed with cancer. It was just two weeks after the birth of my ninth baby, and days after my youngest brother’s death in a car […]

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Meet Jesus through the Church

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time                                             Lk 5:1-11 The Book of Isaiah is the source of the first reading this weekend. It was composed in a time when tranquility prevailed in […]

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Keeping technology, networking in check

I’ll admit it. I enjoy living in a high-tech age. My favorites are my iPod and downloading music from iTunes. I like having a world of information at my fingertips […]

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Bishop Rhoades’ talk at You Can Lend a Hand luncheons

It is a joy to be with you today to celebrate our Catholic schools during this Catholic Schools Week. I am very grateful to the Fitzpatrick Family and Quality Dining […]

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US bishops call for a long-term strategy in Haiti to reduce poverty

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The United States needs “a long-term coherent strategy for recovery, development and poverty reduction in Haiti,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice […]

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St. Francis is model of dialogue, respect for creation, pope says

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Calling St. Francis of Assisi “an authentic giant of holiness,” Pope Benedict XVI said the 13th-century saint continues to be a model for […]

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New law allows US taxpayers to take 2009 deduction for Haiti relief

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Under a new U.S. tax law, people who have donated to charities providing relief to Haitians since the Jan. 12 earthquake can take a tax deduction for […]

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Bishops to Congress: Set aside partisanship for genuine health reform

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien WASHINGTON (CNS) — Three leading U.S. bishops called on members of Congress Jan. 26 to “set aside partisan divisions and special-interest pressures” to achieve genuine health […]

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Pro-life ad featuring college quarterback to air during Super Bowl

NEW YORK (CNS) — An ad scheduled to air on CBS during the network’s broadcast of the Feb. 7 Super Bowl has generated criticism from groups such as the National […]

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Podcast: January 31, 2010

This week’s issue follows the diocesan participants of the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22. A special Mass for the diocesan group was celebrated Jan. 23. […]

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Diocesan marchers gather for Mass in Virginia

By Diane Freeby ARLINGTON, Va. — “When you think about the forces of evil in the culture of death that we need to confront and challenge, our strongest weapon in […]

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Notre Dame Haiti Program staff recounts earthquake, refocuses priorities

By Shannon Chapla NOTRE DAME — “I feel like I have my second life,” said Holy Cross Father Thomas Streit, founder of the University of Notre Dame’s Haiti Program. Father […]