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Business leaders talk ways to be Catholic at the office

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Venture capitalist Frank Hanna believes that just because he’s a Catholic business owner, his faith and values don’t have to be checked at the office door.

Catholic virtue and a deep feeling of solidarity with colleagues, customers and poor people around the world guide his decision-making to, as Hanna puts it, help humanity flourish.

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Key games on soccer, football schedules this week

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The boys’ soccer and football seasons are winding down, which means there are a lot of important games this week for the Catholic school teams.

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Tournament seedings could hinge on girls games this week

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The girls’ regular seasons are winding down and some teams are fighting for the playoffs while others are trying to improve their tournament seedings. This is the week to do it.

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Synod ends by affirming tradition, leaving controversial questions open

October 19th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Vatican News

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After several days of animated debate over its official midterm report, the Synod of Bishops on the family agreed on a final document more clearly grounded in traditional Catholic teaching. Yet the assembly failed to reach consensus on especially controversial questions of Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and the pastoral care of homosexuals.

The synod’s last working session, Oct. 18, also featured a speech by Pope Francis, in which he celebrated the members’ frank exchanges while warning against extremism in the defense of tradition or the pursuit of progress. Read more »

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

October 19th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Vatican News

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the “great helmsman” of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a “humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church.”

The pope spoke during a homily in St. Peter’s Square at a Mass for more than 30,000 people, under a sunny sky on an unseasonably warm Oct. 19. Read more »

Spartans take latest Holy War over Sals, 28-21

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WILMINGTON — St. Mark’s was glad to have senior quarterback Matt Williams back from injury, as his three touchdown passes helped the third-ranked Spartans defeat Salesianum, 28-21, Friday night at Baynard Stadium. Williams, who missed the first five games due to a knee injury, completed 18 of 30 pass attempts for 202 yards to lead St. Mark’s, and he added some key runs to extend drives.

Salesianum got on the board first after Williams’ lone mistake of the evening. After an interception to end the first quarter, the Sals scored on the first play of the second when Colby Reeder broke a tackle and ran for a 51-yard touchdown. Read more »

A whole lotta Luke: Evangelist was not only a Gospel author, but patron saint, friend of St. Paul

October 19th, 2014 Posted in Catechetical Corner Tags:

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In the 1970s, Luke Skywalker came onto the screen for the first time in the epic science fiction film, “Star Wars.” Battling bad guys in the Star Wars franchise, we ultimately find out that Luke’s foe Darth Vader was actually his father, and his “objet d’amour,” Princess Leia, was actually his sister. This Luke had quite a family.

Then, in the 1980s, the world was captivated – for a brief but mind-numbing period – by two characters on the TV soap opera “General Hospital.” They were Luke and Laura, an unlikely pair who were at the heart of a saga that involved betrayal, a fake drowning death and a plan to send the world into a second ice-age. This, of course, ended in a wedding episode watched by millions. This Luke became a soap opera legend. Read more »

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Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says

October 19th, 2014 Posted in Vatican News

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Retired Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, who comes from the same diocese as Pope Paul VI did and worked for him in the Vatican Secretariat of State, described the late pope as a man rich in spirituality, a thinker and a pastor “very sensitive to the challenges of the modern world.”

Speaking to reporters Oct. 17, two days before Pope Francis was to beatify Pope Paul, the cardinal said his concern for modern men and women and his awareness that the majority of the world’s people were not Catholic, also made him “a great man of dialogue.” Read more »

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St. Joseph’s is ‘a beacon of life and faith’ in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON — Before there was a St. Joseph Church on French Street, black Catholics here gathered for Mass in the basement of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception on Pine Street.

Beginning in 1889, Father John A. de Ruyter, a Josephite priest, celebrated those Masses for “colored” Catholics, members of what was known as St. Joseph Mission. The Masses took place in the basement of St. Mary’s because the mission’s congregation wasn’t allowed to worship upstairs. Read more »

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Catholic youths urged to ‘shine brighter and brighter’

October 18th, 2014 Posted in Youth Tags: , ,

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By Catholic News Service CARSON, Calif. (CNS) — Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, told a crowd of more than 6,000 junior high and high school students that if she can forgive the person who killed most of her family in the 1994 massacre, then “anybody can forgive.” “I have gone to the prison to meet the person who killed my family and I offered forgiveness, truly in peace,” she said to the crowd gathered Oct. 14 at StubHub Center in Carson. Read more »

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