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Visit a cemetery, become a winner

On Cemetery Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011,  the Catholic Cemeteries of the diocese  will have special office hours and hold a $500 American Express gift...

Focusing on what remains after a tragic loss

By Gary Morton Special to The Dialog Thirty-six years ago Paula D’Arcy found herself in a strange predicament, shrouded by death yet absorbed by new life. In...

The value of a viewing and praying for the dead

As a youngster I experienced the deaths of my paternal grandmother, a cousin who was killed in an automobile accident and a babysitter from...

Among Assisi participants, a sense of wider crisis in society

Catholic News Service ASSISI, Italy — A common thread ran through many of the speeches and invocations of this year's "prayer for peace" encounter in...

Letters to the Editor

Willing to make donation for paper I’ve noticed that the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is offered for sale in the local churches at $1...

Call for the protection of religious liberty

The following is the prepared text of the Red Mass homily Msgr. Ronny E. Jenkins, general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops,...

Prayers to Our Lady Queen of Peace

The following is the prepared text of the homily Bishop Malooly gave at the Oct. 22 Mass at Holy Spirit Church in New Castle...

Respect the lives of 7 billion people

A baby gestures minutes after being born at a hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Oct. 21. The world’s population will reach 7 billion Oct. 31,...

Bishop awards Medals of Merit

Bishop Malooly presented the 2011 Medals of Merit to the following parishioners of the diocese during an Oct. 16 Mass at St. John the...

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