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2017

Pastor suggests giving of your time as part of Lent

SIOUX CITY, Iowa—Holy Cross-Blessed Sacrament sixth-graders started Lent on Valentine’s Day — sort of. Father Daniel Rupp, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Sioux City, took time Feb. 14 to talk to the students about the importance of Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten season. This year it is March 1. “How many […]


Monastic visit to Mepkin leads priest to monkhood

MONCKS CORNER—Trappist Father Ge­rard Jonas Palmeres professed sol­emn vows at Mepkin Abbey recently, making him officially a monk of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. His profession, like that of all Trappists, came after several years of discernment, prayer and study. Father Gerard Jonas, formerly a priest of the Archdiocese of Lipa in […]


Consult, respect indigenous peoples and their land, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Development projects involving indigenous communities must be planned in consultation with them and must respect their traditional relationship to the land, Pope Francis said. Having the “prior and informed consent” of the native communities who could be impacted by development projects is essential for “peaceful cooperation between governing authorities and indigenous peoples, overcoming confrontation […]


New gender policy won’t affect Catholic Scouting units, committee says

IRVING, Texas—The Boy Scouts of America’s new policy to accept members based on their gender identity will have no impact on Scouting units sponsored by the Catholic Church, said the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. The Boy Scouts announced Jan. 30 that effective immediately, the Texas-based organization will determine membership eligibility for Cub Scouts and […]


Local phase of Fatima visionary’s sainthood cause completed

VATICAN CITY—The Diocese of Coimbra concluded its phase of the sainthood cause of Carmelite Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who saw Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. Bishop Virgilio Antunes of Coimbra formally closed the local phase of investigation into her life and holiness Feb. 13 in the Carmelite convent of […]


Explaining the role of Mary

Editor: Father Jeffrey Kirby’s explanation of how to explain Mary to Protestants is very reasonable. A few weeks ago, a Protestant said to me that there is no difference between Mary and his grandmother who died a couple of years ago. One of the best explanations about the Protestant rejection of Our Lady is given […]


Council 6076 donates $11,114 to Special Olympics

SPARTANBURG—Knights of Columbus Council 6076 recently presented a check for $11,114 to Vera Gossett, training director of Area 12 Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties Special Olympics. The contribution was made possible by the Knights’ sponsors, donors and volunteers. From left is: Paul Convertino, Council 6076 Project HOPE chairman; Father David Whitman, pastor of St. Paul […]


St. Paul and St. Francis donate to food pantry

SENECA—St. Paul and St. Francis churches donated over $3,000 to Golden Corner Food Pantry from the Victory Garden on church grounds. Over two tons of vegetables were grown and parishioners “purchased” them with donations each weekend from June to November. Father Bill Hearne presented the check to pantry board members on Jan. 26. In 2016, […]


The Church helps celebrate love and marriage every day

WASHINGTON, D.C.—It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic Church, the celebration of — and support for — marriage is not limited to one day, but all year round. “Marriage is not private,” explained Father Richard Kramer, director of Family Life and Pastoral […]


48 years passes quickly for Msgr. Joseph Hanley

HILTON HEAD ISLAND—On his last Sunday as pastor of Holy Family Church, Msgr. Joseph F. Hanley spoke as he regularly did with young people before their morn­ing religious education classes. In the quiet but emphatic way he has addressed people of all ages for the past 48 years, he let the kids know that they […]


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