November 25, 2015

Nine bishops and one abbot dine, dialogue with peace activists

During the recent U.S. Catholic bishops’ fall assembly in Baltimore, several bishops and one abbot, decided to skip dinner at the downtown Marriott Waterfront hotel, and walked several blocks to an inner city parish to share a simple meal with about 30 peace activists – myself included.
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Day’s granddaughter urges Catholics to speak out against war, injustice

Like her famous relative, Dorothy Day's granddaughter speaks out against war and injustice.
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Arriving in Kenya, pope says tolerance, respect are keys to peace

Pope Francis arrived in Kenya Nov. 25 urging tolerance and respect among people of different religions and different ethnic groups.
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Baltimore-area priests pleased former Anglicans now have a bishop

Pope Francis has named the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
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Advent darkness gives way to light

We who wait in the darkness of Advent rejoice in the great light of the Incarnation we celebrate at Christmas. And sometimes we have problems sharing the joy of Christmas, and continuing to live as a people who have been saved by the birth of an infant 2,000 years ago.
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Cancer no match for friendship, faith

Almost five decades after Frank Pecukonis taught her to dance, Helen Palmer has taken the lead, shepherding him through grueling chemotherapy sessions.
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