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November 22, 2011

Community life inspires ‘miracle man’

Redemptorist Father John Murray walks outside his residence in Ephrata, Pa. (CR/Clare Becker) Redemptorist Father John Murray is convinced he’s a walking miracle. After suffering a fall that left him paralyzed from the chest down, the former pastor of St. Mary in Annapolis and St. Wenceslaus in Baltimore began praying for Blessed Francis X. Seelos – a former...
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Audio of Tom Booth preparing NCYC for “Holy” and “Amen”

One of the amazing side benefits of being a reporter is that you record history when you don’t even know history is happening before your eyes. Tom Booth, composer of “Mass of Life” arrangements, led worship with that music for the last time this past weekend during NCYC’s final Mass. Earlier today, I reported that...
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Tom Booth considering revising his Mass of Life for new translation

One of the great joys of covering the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) was meeting Tom Booth, the musician and composer who led worship during the conference’s final Mass. Tom wrote the “Mass of Life,” which was used for the final time in its current incarnation during the NCYC’s closing Mass. The new Missal translation...
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Pakistan to review list of obscene words that includes ‘Jesus Christ’

VATICAN CITY – A Pakistani telecom agency backed off a ban on “obscene” words – including the name Jesus Christ – in text messages on mobile phones.
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Baltimore teens take center stage at National Catholic Youth Conference

INDIANAPOLIS – Tears were flowing easily and smiles were wide for TyAunna Armstead, Thomas Ensey, Norman Crone and Phillip Middleton Nov. 19 inside Lucas Oil Stadium.
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NCYC: Archdiocesan youths re-energized in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – As musician Steve Angrisano moved about the National Catholic Youth Conference stage inside Lucas Oil Stadium Nov. 17, singing his hit “Yes, Lord,” Doug Hanna danced from about 100 feet away.
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Vatican newspaper says Shakespeare was secret Catholic

VATICAN CITY – There is “little doubt” that William Shakespeare was a Catholic who was forced to hide his faith in Protestant England while leaving hints about his faith throughout his vast body of work, said an opinion piece in the Vatican newspaper.
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Miracle man? Paralyzed priest, former Annapolis pastor, begins walking

EPHRATA, Pa. – When Redemptorist Father John Murray bashed his head against a railing after tripping along a New Jersey boardwalk 15 months ago, the consequences were devastating.
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United Methodist bishops say they’ll uphold ban on same-sex unions

WASHINGTON – The United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops said in a Nov. 10 letter they would continue to uphold the denomination’s ban on blessing same-sex unions.
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