Saturday, December 14, 2019

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In an often-demoralizing world, youth at Catholic gathering are told, “God loves you and needs you. The Church needs you.”

"You do matter, you are important, you are valuable, let your voices be heard, let your gifts be used."

How the Good Shepherd Fund benefits retired priests: An interview with Fr. Alberto Avella, Immigrant and priest for 38 years

A first unofficial assignment for Fr. Avella was to learn 20 new words in English every day. Now, he serves seven parishes and missions in the Diocese of Gallup.

How the Good Shepherd Fund benefits retired priests: An interview with Fr. James Walker, Teacher and priest for 19 years

"The reality is, we are still a poor diocese. To take care of our elderly priests, we just don’t have the resources."

How the Good Shepherd Fund Benefits Retired Priests: Meet Fr. Hugh O’Neil, Army and Navy Veteran, Priest for 41 Years

Fr. Hugh left behind a lucrative job to serve as a priest in the poorest Diocese in the United States, and he doesn't regret a second of it.

Open to a “Broader Definition of Family”: How a Diagnosis of Infertility Changed One Catholic Couple’s Life

John and Jeanette Suter may not be able to have biological children, but the Church's teaching on marriage and family still gives them comfort and guidance.

Called to “Radical Self-Giving”: How One Family Lives Out the Church’s Teaching on Family

"This lifestyle fulfills that essential Christian mission of being radically generous with our lives."

For the Woman Believed to To Be First to Formally Speak Navajo at a Papal Mass: “This is What I Believe. I am Catholic.”

"It’s our Creator who you need to get to know through the Church. We believe in the Creator and we pray, but we know that eventually, after death, we turn back to spiritual beings."

An Oasis in a Food Desert: Parish Youth Collect Thousands of Food Pounds for Holiday Season

Each year, Confirmation classes from three Gallup parishes go door-to-door, collecting food for the Gallup Community Pantry. These efforts allow the pantry to serve families in emergency situations.

Priest Profile: African Roots Prepare Frs. Patrick McGuire and Francis Akano for Life Among the Pueblos

The two priests make a good team. In a place so like home, and yet so far from family, their common interests and history of service are a source of strength and familiarity.

Retiring Priest Leaves Thriving Parish, New Family Center as His Legacy

Now, as he retires, Fr. Walker leaves a thriving parish behind

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INTO THE MYSTERY: Sacred Time

An in-depth examination of the theological concept of time.

Remembering Sister Patricia Bietsch

As an educator, Sr. Pat was passionate about ensuring every student being given the opportunity to learn. She pioneered religion classes for the handicapped students at St. Mary Mission in New Mexico.

Forging Friendships with America’s Forgotten and Overlooked Communities

For the elderly, single parents, or rural isolated, surviving and creating human connections can be an everyday struggle. So for the last 20 years, the volunteers of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Tuba City AZ have been working to build a network of support throughout their community.

Everyday Heroes: Father, daughter make cross-country pilgrimage for life 

"For John Moore, each step is a prayer. And when you're walking the 2,800 miles from San Francisco to Washington, that's a lot of prayer."
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An Insider Breakdown of the Fall 2019 U.S. Bishops’ Meeting

Bishop Wall takes a look at all the important things happening at the annual November meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.