October 24, 2016

Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.
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Nov. 8 is not the end: Sympathy leading me forward

The turning point for me was Wednesday night’s debate. Specifically, the moment it became clear to me that Hillary Clinton was defending the indefensible (partial-birth abortion), I felt a surge in my chest: Sympathy. Every part of my clenched-up heart, which had for so long been agitated at the thought
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St. Otto, pray for us (and my hyper-spastic Pomeranian puppy)

As some of you may know from the recent article in the Catholic Review about priests and their pet dogs (“Four-Legged and Faithful”), I am now the proud and happy owner of a new puppy. He’s a fluffy black Pomeranian named Otto. He’s about 3 months old now, and standing
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Ellicott City parishioners remember their son with gift to McDaniel College

“Mike lit up every room he ever walked into,” his mother said. “We thought it was fitting to have his scoreboard light up the field.”
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily at Mount St. Mary’s University Campus Ministry Mass

Pope Francis is also encouraging us, in spite of our own needs and problems, always to be compassionate toward others, especially the most vulnerable.
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