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  • Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI
    Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI
    At the closing Mass for the extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis beatified Pope Paul VI today, who is now formally Blessed Paul VI, calling him a "great Pope" as well as a "courageous Christian...
  • St. Paul of the Cross
    Prayers, Quips, and Quotes by Saintly People; October 19
    Feast day of St. Paul of the CrossCarry a bouquetof the suffering of Jesuson the altar of your heart.St. Paul of the CrossSt. Paul of the Cross was born in the Republic of Genoa on Jan. 3, 1694. He was called the the religious life early. He had a...
  • Archbishop Broglio poses with newly Confirmed
    Confirmation 2014 Celebrates Unique Moment for Parish
    Christ the Redeemer parish priests gathered together with 88 confirmandi, sponsors, family and guests to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation with Archbishop Timothy Broglio, JCD. Claire Caruso led the adult choir through a bilingual liturgy...
  • St. Luke, Apostle and Martry
    Prayers, Quips, and Quotes by Saintly People; October 18
    Feast day of St. Luke; Apostle and MartyrVirtues are formed by prayer,Prayer preserves temperance,Prayer suppresses anger,Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy,Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spiritand raises man to heaven.St. Ephrem;...
  • Roman Catholic Synod 2014
    Will gays be welcome or provided for?
    When the Synod on Marriage and Family opened at the Vatican on October 5, 2014, gay Catholics around the world hoped they would be included in the discussions. The answer came quickly when a married couple spoke about welcoming gays. That created...
  • St. Ignatius of Antioch
    Prayers, Quips, and Quotes by Saintly People; October 17
    Feast day of St. Ignatius of Antioch, MartyrHe who is devotedto the Virgin Motherwill certainly never be lost.St. Ignatius of AntiochSt. Ignatius of Antioch was the second Bishop of Antioch, Syria in the year 69. He was a holy man who defended the...
  • Pope Francis
    Praise God in our prayers for choosing us, Pope preaches
    In his homily for daily Mass this morning in the chapel of the St. Martha House, Pope Francis reminded the congregation of the need to pray not only for our individual needs, wants and desires, and not only even for the needs of others, but also...
  • St. Margaret Mary
    Prayers, Quips, and Quotes by Saintly People; October 16
    Feast day of St. Margaret MaryI need nothing but Godand to lose myselfto the Heart of Jesus.St. Margaret MarySt. Margaret Mary is the patron saint of polio victims. She was born in 1647 in Burgundy, France. She was bedridden for five years as a...
  • St. Teresa of Avila
    Prayers, Quips, and Quotes by Saintly People; October 15
    Feast day of St. Teresa of AvilaBe not perplexed,Be not afraid, Everything passes,God does not change.Patience wins all thingsHe who has God lacks nothing;God alone suffices.St. Teresa of AvilaSt. Teresa of Avila is the patron saint of headache...
  • Interior of St. Peter's in Rome
    'how firm the bonds between people can be, when God is present in their midst'
    In his encyclical letter, Lumen fidei (The Light of Faith) in June of last year, Pope Francis stresses that it is in faith that our relationships of trust are formed and will reveal “just how firm the bonds between people can be when God is...
  • St. Expedite
    Seven Saints of New Orleans Voudou: Part 2: St. Expedite
    The first installment of this series of articles appears to have created quite the stir among Christians and Catholics alike. It would appear that some readers like to piecemeal articles and take things out of context, condemning all Catholics in...
  • The Vatican
    Vatican clarifies Synod report as work in progress
    At the press briefing in the Vatican on Tuesday ,bishops stressed that the mid-term report, published on Monday, is a "work in progress" and not a definitive document of Church teaching on family life. According to Vatican Radio, Fr....
  • Pope Francis
    October 2014 Updates 1.1
    Religious Education continues for K-6 English and Spanish and Sunday/Monday Re and Youth Ministry.An Information Meeting for World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow was held on October 2. A number of Young Adults and some Youth came. A deadline was set for...
  • Abandon your comforts and go to the peripheries of society, says Pope
    Abandon your comforts and go to the peripheries of society, says Pope
    In his Angelus message on Sunday in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis reflected on the Gospel of the King's feast (Matt. 22:1-14) on Sunday, saying that as the King sent his servants into the highways and byways to find anyone who might be...
  • Synod on Same Sex Marriage
    Catholic Church to Support Gay Marriage?
    Despite what you may have heard, the Catholic church is not supporting gay marriage. The upcoming synod -- or gathering of Bishops -- has released a document on the questions to be addressed. The remarks regarding homosexuals is as follows...