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Superintendent urges ‘Catholic action’ to support schools

February 25th, 2018 Posted in Our Diocese Tags: , ,

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The horrific shooting incident that left 17 people dead and others injured in a Florida high school Feb. 14 has caused people to stand up and try to make a difference in a nation that has seen scores of mass shootings including many at schools.

The violent outburst at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Fla., has become all too familiar in the United States and again has drawn cries for help, ranging from tighter gun laws to better mental health assistance.

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Blessed Paul VI and Pope Francis share in confronting changes

February 25th, 2018 Posted in Vocations Tags:

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VATICAN CITY — While Pope Francis thinks Blessed Paul VI wrote “the greatest pastoral document that has ever been written,” great writing does not make a pope a saint.

A saint is a person who has lived a holy life to an extraordinary degree. The Catholic Church officially has recognized thousands of women and men as saints, and it honors millions more, unnamed and unnoticed, on All Saints Day each November.

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Our Lenten Journey, Feb. 25, 2018

February 25th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner Tags:

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022518.cfm

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“To put it simply: the Holy Spirit bothers us. Because he moves us, he makes us walk, he pushes the Church to go forward. And we are like Peter at the Transfiguration: ‘Ah, how wonderful it is to be here like this, all together!’ … But don’t bother us. We want the Holy Spirit to doze off … we want to domesticate the Holy Spirit. And that’s no good. because he is God, he is that wind which comes and goes and you don’t know where. He is the power of God, he is the one who gives us consolation and strength to move forward. But: to move forward! And this bothers us. It’s so much nicer to be comfortable.”

― Pope Francis, Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday

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Salesianum earns 18th swim title in past 20 years; Dickson leads Ursuline to second-place showing

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NEWARK – Salesianum won four events and added six other top-three finishes to capture the state swimming and diving state championship Feb. 24 at the Rawstrom Natatorium at the University of Delaware. For the Sals, it was their second consecutive title and 18th in the past 20 years.

The individual standout for the Sals was senior Andrew Halberg, who won the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints and was part of the 200-yard medley relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay. Those wins, plus points provided by a deep roster, allowed Salesianum to finish with 340 points, 83 ahead of second-place Charter School of Wilmington. Conrad placed third with 217 points. Read more »

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A primer on fasting in the church

February 24th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

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Fasting is a method that people can use to limit or deny their physical desires for a higher, often spiritual, goal.

Fasting was widely practiced among the ancient Jews, usually before important feast days. It was also practiced by disciples of John the Baptist. Read more »

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This Lent: A different kind of sacrifice

February 24th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

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If doing the same thing this Lent as in Lents past seems a bit hollow to you, two Catholics’ experiences with doing something different might help bring a fresh perspective to your own Lenten practice.

A few years ago, dissatisfied with the “same old” way of moving through Lent, Gary Jansen decided to blend what he does for a living with a new Lenten practice. An editor and author (“Station to Station and Life Everlasting: Catholic Devotions and Mysteries for the Everyday Seekers”), Jansen started a daily gratitude journal. Read more »

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Embrace sacrifice — but do not forget service and surrender

February 24th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

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Lent and Easter had come and gone, but the Christian call to sacrifice was very much on Pope Francis’ mind when he addressed 12,000 pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square last June 28 during his weekly general audience.

Christians, he told those assembled, are called to detach themselves from power, reject violence and sacrifice themselves for God and others out of love. Read more »

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Living Our Faith: Lenten Series – Sacrifice

February 24th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

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As followers of Christ, we have a call to make the world a holier place in the image of our

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leaves his general audience at the Vatican June 28. Lent and Easter had come and gone by that papal audience, but the Christian call to sacrifice was very much on the pope’s mind when he addressed 12,000 pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 

Savior, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Fasting is a method that people can use to limit or deny their physical desires for a higher, often spiritual, goal.

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Our Lenten Journey, Feb. 24, 2018

February 24th, 2018 Posted in Catechetical Corner

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Today’s Readings from the USCCB:

www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022418.cfm

 

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

― Abraham Lincoln

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.” ― G.K. Chesterton

“Love all men, even your enemies; love them, not because they are your brothers, but that they may become your brothers. Thus you will ever burn with fraternal love, both for him who is already your brother and for your enemy, that he may by loving become your brother.”

—Saint Augustine

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ― Mother Teresa

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Speakers decry detention for vulnerable migrant, refugee children

February 24th, 2018 Posted in International News Tags: ,

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UNITED NATIONS — Migration is not a crime and vulnerable migrant and refugee children should not be detained as if they were criminals, speakers said at a U.N. program Feb. 21.

At issue is the treatment of children who cross international borders with or without family members. According to international law, they are entitled to due process in the assessment of their legal status, entry and stay in the receiving country.

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