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Bishop Conley: Martyred Oklahoma Priest Showed Courage That Comes From Prayer

An Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala will be beatified on Saturday, and his life has much to teach us, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln has said. “To trust God can be risky and even dangerous at times,” Bishop Conley said in a Sept. 22 column for the Southern Nebraska Register. “It requires...

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Liturgy: The Breaking Of The Bread – A Sacrament Of The New Unity

The Second Vatican Council, and the nearly 100 years of scholarship leading to it, looked back to the manuscripts of the early Church to find out more about the early development of the Church. Reflected in the written words, they found a Church alive with the mission of Christ, and they sought...

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America’s First Paths Of Holiness: Lives Of Indigenous Saints And Martyrs

On the second Monday of October, Los Angeles will become the largest U.S. city to celebrate the heritage, history and sacrifices of Native American nations and tribes with Indigenous Peoples Day, replacing Columbus Day on the city calendar. The city council’s 14-1 decision on Aug. 30 to rename...

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What It's Like To Gather Relics Of Fr. Stanley Rother

When Fr. Stanley Rother, a missionary priest from Okarche, Oklahoma, was killed by rebels in Guatemala, his body was transferred back to the United States to be buried by his family. But his heart remained in Guatemala. Literally. The native Guatemalans loved their pastor so much that they...

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The Habit Of The Catholic Laity

Mark Zuckerberg, the 33-year-old co-founder of Facebook, has a very bland secret to his success: his wardrobe. The billionaire explained his repetitive clothing choices (he wears the same gray shirt every single day) in a public question and answer session back in 2014: “I really want to...

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Liturgy: The Ministers Of Hospitality – Ushers, Greeters And Everyone

Every member of the assembly is a minister of hospitality. Those specifically designated to serve in this ministry regularly remind us of our own call to this God-like spirit. They not only welcome the stranger, they awaken within us our oneness in Christ. They don’t just serve special needs,...

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Mother Cabrini's Care For Immigrants Remains Relevant, Pope Francis Says

In a letter Tuesday to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis reflected on the role of their foundress, St. Frances Cabrini, explaining how her example is a fitting guide for the challenges of migration we face today. “The centennial of the death of Saint Frances Xavier...

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Cardinal Gracias: Curial Reform Is Nearing The 'end Of The Tunnel'

Nearly four years after the Pope established his Council of Cardinal advisers to help him in the task of reforming the Roman Curia, one member of the group said their work is wrapping up, and that it could take only a few more meetings to finish what they set out to do. The ongoing process of...

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Remember The Witness Of Your Martyrs, Pope Tells Japanese Bishops

In a letter to Japanese bishops, Pope Francis urges his brother prelates to use the example of their country's martyrs as an inspiration to continue their mission of evangelization amid modern-day challenges. In the letter, dated Sept. 14, the Pope recalled the numerous martyrs in Japan,...

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Pope Francis: God’s Love Is Shown In His Forgiveness Of Our Sins

On Sunday Pope Francis spoke about the limitless love of God, and how it leads him to forgive us time and time again; something we must strive to do for others, no matter how many times they’ve sinned against us. “The forgiveness of God is a sign of his overwhelming love for each of us; it is...

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Cardinals Müller, Sarah Urge Unity, Charity In Liturgical Matters

Cardinals Gerhard Müller and Robert Sarah encouraged unity over partisanship at a conference held in Rome Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of Benedict XVI's motu proprio on the “extraordinary form” of the Roman liturgy. “We must also overcome the tensions and polarizations,” Cardinal...

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Why This Bishop Thinks Memes May Just Be The Tool For Evangelization Today

Between the Harambe memes and quick explanations of Catholic doctrine on his Twitter page, Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney, says that online humor is about more than just the laughs. In fact, he says, Christian humor online can help to reach out to parts of our...

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Pope Francis: When It Comes To Evangelization, Don't Be Stuck In Your Ways

Pope Francis met with new bishops at the end of their training course at the Vatican, reminding them to be both humble in their work and open to better ways of evangelizing other than just “the way it's always been.” “Discernment is a remedy for the immobility of 'it has always been so' or 'we...

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Pope Appoints New Under-Secretaries To CDF And Congregation For Clergy

Thursday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Matteo Visioli as the new under-secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, following the appointment on Tuesday of Fr. Andrea Ripa as under-secretary of the Congregation for Clergy. Fr. Visioli, 51, replaces Fr....

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Did This Spanish Nun Bi-Locate To Texas? Vatican Aims To Find Out

In the 1620s, while the pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock and having the first Thanksgiving, the Jumano tribe in Texas (before it was Texas) were allegedly having mysterious encounters with what they called the “Lady in Blue.” A young, ethereal lady, dressed in a habit with a blue cape,...