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Living Our Faith: Palm Sunday

March 19th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

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The Palm Sunday cry, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,”

A boy portraying Jesus rides a wooden donkey in the procession during Palm Sunday Mass at Sts. Philip and James Church in St. James, N.Y. Although Jesus would have traveled to Jerusalem many times throughout his life, Mark’s Gospel details only one journey to highlight Jesus’ triumphant entry into the city as messiah-king, and to emphasize the events that lead up to and culminate in his death and resurrection. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 

 

challenges every Christian and every Christian community.

During Holy Week, we relive and review our personal walk with Christ. 

Mark’s Gospel is oriented toward the death and resurrection of Jesus, and this climax begins with the triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

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Bishops urge federal help for supporters of traditional marriage

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WASHINGTON — The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees March 14 called the First Amendment Defense Act “a modest and important measure” because it protects those who believe marriage is “the union of one man and one woman.”

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, recently reintroduced the measure in the Senate.

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Irish-born religious recall leaving homeland to devote lives to U.S. kids

March 13th, 2018 Posted in National News Tags:

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BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (CNS) — When Sister Anne McCrohan said goodbye to her parents and most of her 10 siblings at a train station in County Kerry, she thought it was forever.

At age 18, Sister McCrohan had agreed to go to America to teach parochial school students.

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How to grow in humility in the social media era this Lent 

March 9th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

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When I was in college, a classmate posted on Ash Wednesday that she was giving up Facebook for Lent. Thursday, she joined Twitter. Funny? Yes. Inconceivable? No.

This begs the question, What was she hoping to get out of giving up Facebook for Lent? Read more »

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Living Our Faith: Lenten series: Humility

March 9th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

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Humility seeks to put others first and ourselves last. For the Christian, it is about putting

A woman prays during a Jan. 3 Mass at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Houston. Lent offers the perfect opportunity to pray for and work toward growing in humility. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald) 

Christ first.

Mindfulness of others, gratitude, our constant need for growth and improvement — these help us to balance the uneasy coexistence of moving about in this competitive world while striving to live our faith.

Lent offers the perfect opportunity to pray for and work toward growing in humility.

 

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Students share concerns on school safety, gun violence with Camden bishop

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CAMDEN, N.J. — At an unprecedented meeting with student leaders from all nine South Jersey Catholic high schools, Camden Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan asked, “How can I guide you, and how can you guide each other? Be honest. … there is no agenda here.”

In the shadow of the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead, Bishop Sullivan welcomed the student leaders to the Camden Diocesan Center March 1.

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Sisters minister to intellectually disabled people, offer catechesis

March 8th, 2018 Posted in National News

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SYRACUSE. N.Y. — In the nautical world, a “spar” is the straight pole used to support the sails and rigging of a ship.

In the world of faith and the ministry of the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence in the Syracuse Diocese, SPAR is the support offered to Catholics with intellectual disabilities to help them to recognize the presence of God in their daily lives and to act in light of the Gospel message.

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Week of March 8-14 honors Catholic women religious

March 7th, 2018 Posted in National News Tags:

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MINNEAPOLIS — Events around the country are marking National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14. It’s the fifth annual celebration of women religious taking place during National Women’s History Month.

The weeklong celebration is intended to honor the nation’s 45,605 women religious and the sisters before them who founded schools and hospitals. These sisters were, and continue to be, missionaries, contemplatives, activists and spiritual leaders.

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Third federal judge rules on ending DACA; he says Trump acted legally

March 7th, 2018 Posted in National News Tags:

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BALTIMORE  — A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that President Donald Trump acted legally in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying “the decision to wind down DACA in an orderly manner was rational.”

In a 30-page decision handed down late March 5, Judge Roger W. Titus ruled in the case of CASA de Maryland v. the U.S. Department of Homeland Security et. al. Titus is a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, based in Baltimore.

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Bishops urge action on conscience protection for health care workers

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WASHINGTON  — The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and religious freedom committees have asked U.S. Catholics to contact members of Congress and urge them to enact the Conscience Protection Act as part of the funding bill for fiscal year 2018.

Congress faces a March 23 deadline to approve an omnibus appropriations measure that likely would fund the government through the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. Lawmakers will consider whether to include the Conscience Protection Act of 2017 in the bill. Read more »

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