April 14, 2017

Schools earn A+ in study

As we prepare to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 5, I thought it beneficial to revisit the study on the economic benefits of Catholic schools, which was shared with community leaders two weeks ago and covered by our Catholic and other media.
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A new Catholic moment and opportunity

A Catholic Spanish magazine reported a summary of the presentation of Jesuit Father Allan Deck at the last Conference of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, Raíces y Alas 2010. He mentioned several significant changes that give hope for the future of the Hispanic community in the United States, such as:
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Prayers for Haiti

For those present Jan. 12 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen(see Page 8), Deacon Rod Mortel’s homily on the tragedy that continues to unveil in his native Haiti one year after a devastating earthquake rocked the island nation, was, I hope, as moving for them as it was for me. For those who were...
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Irresistible Promise of Happiness

This year, the Church’s celebration of the miraculous and timeless story of Jesus’ birth on Christmas Day coincided, just one day later, with our observation honoring the loving and powerful witness of the Holy Family of Jesus and his parents, Mary and Joseph.
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Advocates see some policy bright spots as 111th Congress comes to end

WASHINGTON – As the 111th Congress drew to a close with news reporting that focused on the bitter battles over tax cuts, it was a good time to look back on legislative successes that might have been somewhat lost in the shuffle.
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Bait and Switch

Difficult it would be to view a more buoyant, life-affirming series of life-size photos adorning a local store window. Smiling babies embraced by grandparents or chuckling invitingly to passersby – it takes up almost half a block on Howard Street in our city – and it is an abortion factory run by Planned Parenthood.
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