January 26, 2016

Blizzard shows us there is no such thing as the ‘rugged individual’

Being limited by snow reminds us of one fundamental issue. There is no such thing as the “rugged individual.”
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After backlash, Archbishop Nienstedt to leave Michigan parish

Following complaints by some Catholics and leaders of an organization for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Archbishop John C. Nienstedt is leaving a temporary position with a parish in Battle Creek, Michigan.
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Papal envoy opens eucharistic congress by declaring war on poverty

The 51st International Eucharistic Congress kicked off with Pope Francis’ representative from Myanmar declaring war on poverty.
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Parishes dig out, social outreach programs continue despite record-breaking blizzard

“We all need to pull together to make sure everyone taken care of,” Teresa Eaton said.
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This snowman is for the birds

I had suggested that we build a snowman several times over the past few days, but no one ever seemed interested.So we have spent most of the time throwing snowballs. It’s hard to top snowball throwing.But today while I was brushing snowballs off my coat—our younger son has a decent arm
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