September 1, 2015

A new school year is here: Time to reflect and pray about the transitions

The photos are all over Facebook… Bright smiling faces (mostly), new book bags, shiny shoes, fresh haircuts, clean school buses, and some teary-eyed Moms (and Dads).The new school year has started for most of the schools in our area. As a matter of fact, our grandson Tyler started third grade
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For Year of Mercy, pope extends possibilities for absolution

In an extraordinary gesture for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion.
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Joseph Spadaro, first CFO for archdiocese, dies after battle with Parkinson’s

Joseph A. Spadaro Jr., the first chief financial officer for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Aug. 24 following a 10-year battle with Parkinson’s disease
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Texas parish thrilled to have pope as surprise guest at ABC town hall

Texas parishioners interacted with Pope Francis during town hall meeting hosted by ABC News.
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Contemplate, give thanks, protect: Pope Francis prays for creation

During the first World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis led prayers for protecting creation.
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Is Facebook targeting Catholic clergy?

Father T. Austin Murphy Jr. was surprised to get a message on Facebook from Facebook, asking him to verify his settings. The social media site asked him to submit evidence that his name is correct, that it was the one he uses in everyday life.
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Because it’s not my homework

The other day I spilled something in the kitchen and I said out loud, “What is wrong with me?”And our older son said matter-of-factly and without a note of criticism, “There’s just one thing wrong with you, Mama. You forget things sometimes.”Well, that’s for sure (though I certainly have other
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