Home » Page 29

Bishop Malooly celebrates Christmas morning Mass at Jeanne Jugan

December 25th, 2017 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese

By

Bishop Malooly of the Diocese of Wilmington celebrated 2017 Christmas morning Mass today in Newark, Delaware.

The bishop offered morning Mass at the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence on Salem Church Road.

Read more »

Comments Off on Bishop Malooly celebrates Christmas morning Mass at Jeanne Jugan

‘O come, let us adore him’

December 24th, 2017 Posted in Catechetical Corner, Entertainment

By

Catholic News Service

“Jesus was born in a humble stable, into a poor family. Simple shepherds were the first witnesses to this event. In this poverty heaven’s glory was made manifest. The church never tires of singing the glory of this night.”

These words from the Catechism of the Catholic Church (No. 525) focus our gaze on the mystery of that holy night when Advent preparations culminate in the great Christmas feast. Read more »

Comments Off on ‘O come, let us adore him’

Chrusciki: Gloria in the form of a crispy pastry (Recipe included)

By

Catholic News Service

One of the most ubiquitous Christmas hymns, “Angels We Have Heard on High,” sweetly captures the scene of the shepherds’ watch, of the angel that appears to them announcing Christ’s birth, and of the heavenly host singing praises to God.

The song encapsulates the spiritual and earthbound nature of the moment — the perfect prelude to the Incarnation — when the Word of God becomes flesh. Read more »

Comments Off on Chrusciki: Gloria in the form of a crispy pastry (Recipe included)

Shooting, rebounding woes help sink St. Thomas More boys against Philly foe

By

Dialog reporter

CHESTER, Pa. – St. Thomas More got off to a good start in its boys basketball game against Mastery Charter North of Philadelphia, but the Ravens struggled on offense through the middle two periods in a 69-50 loss on Dec. 22. The game was played at Chester (Pa.) High School as part of the Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Classic, which pitted four Delaware schools against Pennsylvania foes. Read more »

Comments Off on Shooting, rebounding woes help sink St. Thomas More boys against Philly foe

Indonesia tightens security for Christmas, New Year celebrations

December 22nd, 2017 Posted in International News

By

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia planned to deploy 250,000 security personnel across the country ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, particularly in Christian-majority areas.

The number deployed will be almost double that of last year and will include 80,000 troops, authorities said Dec. 22. Many volunteers from moderate Muslim groups also will be on hand if needed, they said.

Read more »

Comments Off on Indonesia tightens security for Christmas, New Year celebrations

Callista Gingrich meets Pope as U.S. ambassador to Holy See

December 22nd, 2017 Posted in Vatican News

By

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Callista L. Gingrich presented her letters of credential to Pope Francis, formally assuming her duties as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

Gingrich met privately with the pope Dec. 22 after introducing her husband, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and members of her staff.

Read more »

Comments Off on Callista Gingrich meets Pope as U.S. ambassador to Holy See

Since 2002, strict protocols in place to address abuse in U.S.

December 22nd, 2017 Posted in National News

By

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The death of Cardinal Bernard F. Law opened “a lot of old wounds,” causing “much pain and anger in those who have suffered so much already,” Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said Dec. 20, the day the Vatican announced Cardinal Law’s death.

The passing of the cardinal in Rome has put the spotlight once again on Boston as the epicenter of a clergy sex abuse scandal that has affected the whole U.S. church. The scandal erupted in 2002 and Cardinal Law resigned a year later amid allegations of mishandling clergy sex abuse cases.

Read more »

Comments Off on Since 2002, strict protocols in place to address abuse in U.S.

The Magi’s journey and ours

December 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

By

Catholic News Service

The visit of the Magi to the newborn Jesus is commemorated as the feast of the Epiphany. This places the emphasis on what was revealed to them at this, the culmination of their long journey “from the east” (Mt 2:1).

The Magi remain mysterious figures. There are many theories as to just who these pilgrims were. There is a consensus that they travelled a great distance from the east, compelled as they were to come and do homage to the “newborn king of the Jews” (Mt 2:2). Read more »

Comments Off on The Magi’s journey and ours

My gift to a king

December 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

By

Catholic News Service

In our family, we leave the Christmas tree and decorations up until Epiphany, the feast day celebrating the visitation of the Wise Men to the Christ Child. The irony isn’t wasted on me, that on the day Christ received gifts from the Magi, I decide to close up shop and end Christmas.

I lug up the Christmas storage boxes from the basement. Carefully, I remove ornaments from Christmases past and a few new ones off the tree and tenderly wrap them into tissue paper, placing them safely in small boxes for next year. Read more »

Comments Off on My gift to a king

Who’s really in control?

December 22nd, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

By

Catholic News Service

Nations against nations. Rulers abusing their power. Fear, uncertainty, even despair taking hold in fragile hearts because of threats to safety abroad and at home.

The world into which Jesus was born was rife with many of the same problems our world faces today. Yet, the readings for the Epiphany of the Lord help us understand that because of Jesus’ birth, there is more light than darkness, more hope than despair. Read more »

Comments Off on Who’s really in control?