September 30, 2013

The double canonization of our lifetimes: Two great papal saints

“The Church calls everyone to make faith a reality in their lives, as the best path … for attaining true freedom, which includes the recognition of human rights and social justice.”— Blessed Pope John Paul II (Image via Catholic Vote) Breaking news from the Vatican resounded all over the world as another chapter in
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Cord blood donation is free and easy, but still a challenge for Mercy, St. Agnes

Mercy Medical Center and St. Agnes Hospital are trying to boost the number of patients who donate their newborns’ umbilical cord blood.
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One woman’s nesting yields another woman’s treasure (maybe)

My husband and I are in that final “nesting” period before the baby comes. OK, maybe it’s just me, because his desk is a mess, and clearly no nesting is happening in that corner of our living room. (I told him he had to tidy it before the baby saw
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Frederick jubilee block party marks end of yearlong milestone celebration

St. John the Evangelist in Frederick threw a block party Sept. 28 to celebrate its 250th anniversary.
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