January 10, 2012

St. Joan of Arc School students in Aberdeen celebrate namesake’s 600th birthday

Frequent Catholic Review photography contributor Bill McAllen contributed these two great videos from Aberdeen, which show the schoolchildren of St. Joan of Arc in Aberdeen celebrating the 600th birthday of St. Joan of Arc herself. Enjoy.
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Philly school mergers, closures signal new model of Catholic education

PHILADELPHIA – Jan. 6, traditionally celebrated as Epiphany, represented a true epiphany for thousands of Catholic school parents and students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
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Young and old, hundreds of pilgrims seek baptism in Jordan River ritual

QASR EL-YEHUD, West Bank – With 8-year-old grandson Jamal in tow, Hajeh Mattar made her way across a wooden platform alongside the Jordan River. Her plan: to baptize him in the waters of the river at the traditional site of Jesus’ baptism.
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Bishops to report to Rome for ‘ad limina’ visit

For the first time since Pope Benedict XVI was elected to the papacy, the bishops of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will join other bishops of their region in the traditional “ad limina apostolorum” visit with the Holy Father Jan. 16-21.
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