Monday, November 30, 2020

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World Youth Day a “Once in a lifetime experience” for Farmington Youth

"I wanted them to get a sense of the universal church, all these young people gathered together, to pray together and to worship together."

Putting faith into action: For St. Anthony Students, Selfless Service is a Constant Commitment

From care packages to serving meals to visits to the elderly, the students' commitment to Catholic service is a year-round effort.

A Look Back at the Life of Deacon Michael Sullivan, 1942-2019

"If there's one thing I could always say about Deacon Mike, it's this: he was always willing to help."

Five Sisters Honored at Annual Religious Jubilee Mass

The five Sisters celebrate nearly 300 years of combined service and dedication to the Church.

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’Neill, 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.

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CC072: Suggestions for Faithful Catholics in an Election Season

Following one's moral conscience can be challenging at the best of times, but even more so during election season. How to best combine our religious obligations with our civic duties?

From the Bishop: What does the Catholic Church Teach About Same-Sex Civil Unions?

Pope Francis’ remarks may appear to propose a “middle ground” that would grant the legal protection of those with same-sex attraction who have formed a life together.  This is a pastoral proposal, given on a practical level (a prudential judgement), which does not change the Church’s teaching.

Friday News Roundup: What Did Pope Francis Say About Civil Unions?

Plus: Obituary for Sr. Clara Smith, ASC; volunteer with the Missionaries of Charity, and more!

Run – or walk! – to show your support for the inaugural St. Michael Indian School Drexel Run

Looking to engage in a healthy, family-friendly activity while respecting social distancing guidelines?
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The Wages of Sin | Sunday Homily

"When the soul gives in to sin, it does not bear fruit...the fruit of happiness, meaning, justice, loveliness, and interior peace." Homilist: Bishop James Wall