May 9, 2016

Five Things to Know: Marian month of May

Why is the month of May traditionally associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary?
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Amen: Reconciling with reconciliation

The sacrament gives me access to God’s mercy while the sometimes less-than-optimal logistics of procuring it is motivation to stay on the straight and narrow.
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Theologians’ brief in HHS mandate case might lead to compromise ruling

If the justices reach a split decision, the contraceptive mandate for religious groups will be interpreted differently in different states.
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From flight to all right: Family reflects on providence, in form of Catholic parish, schools

“We wanted our children to know that morality exists, and it should be maintained,” Mukuna said of her children’s Catholic education.
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Father Berrigan hailed as visionary who was ruled by faith at funeral Mass

Father Berrigan was remembered as a “fierce, mischievous visionary" and a “Beatnik Jesuit friend.”
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Solemnity of the Ascension

In a sense, the Apostles and disciples were like catechumens whom the Lord was instructing and evangelizing, to get them to a point where they could experience his presence in a new and powerful way: namely, through baptism in the Holy Spirit.
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