October 21, 2010

Light For Our Journey

In addressing the need for reconfiguration of our parish schedules one principal driving force is the age and declining numbers of priests available to celebrate the large number of Masses—many of which are unnecessary given the current Mass attendance figures. As we in Central Services prepare to provide support and direction to the ensuing process...
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Europeans, Vatican officials dominate new cardinal selections

VATICAN CITY – “The universality of the church,” proclaimed the headline across the top of the Vatican newspaper, as it announced Pope Benedict XVI’s choice of 24 new cardinals from 13 different countries.
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Spokane Diocese agrees to mediation over pending abuse cases

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Diocese of Spokane said in an Oct. 18 statement that it has agreed to mediation “to deal with pending issues that are currently on appeal or may result in future matters of litigation.”
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Evening prayer in Jaffa

Our final evening prayer was in the Church of St. Peter in Old Jaffa, where tradition says Peter healed Dorcas. Finishing with prayer was a fitting way to end this marvelous pilgrimage through the land of Christ and his disciples. Pray for our safe flight home. – Tel Aviv, Israel, Oct. 21, 2010
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Caesarea by the Sea

Father Augustine Inwang, Bishop Denis J. Madden and Father Michael Triplett walk along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea during a quick stop on the final day of the pilgrimage. St. Peter preached at Caesarea and St. Paul was imprisoned there for two years. (Catholic Review photo | Christopher Gunty)
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And we’re on our way … (updated)

[Corrects information in first paragraph and adds Scripture reference] By Christopher Gunty We have departed the hotel for our last day of pilgrimage. This morning takes us to Mount Carmel, where Elijah challenged Ba’al. The first reading at the Mass today told the story of Elijah’s epic battle (1Kg 18:20-40). A few more stops...
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