September 19, 2017

Finding God in a geography lesson

Our fourth grader has to be able to label all the states in the U.S. on a map in five minutes.
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Pope expands scope of John Paul II institute on marriage, family

To better prepare priests and pastoral workers to help meet the challenges families face today, Pope Francis is strengthening the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and changing its name to the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for the Sciences of Marriage and Family.
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San Diego bishop defends Jesuit priest after seminary withdraws invitation

A U.S. bishop vigorously defended Jesuit Father James Martin when a prominent U.S. seminary canceled an invitation it had extended to the well-known author, who was to speak about Jesus at an October event, after fringe groups unhappy with the priest's recent book about the church and the gay community mounted a series of attacks.
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How did Jesus become the friend that everyone tries to avoid?

Jesus is present from the moment I wake up, and he is with me until the moment I fall asleep at night. How do I interact with him? How much of that time do I ignore him?
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Church leaders condemn possible massacre of indigenous in Amazon

Catholic leaders condemned reports of a possible massacre of isolated indigenous people by illegal gold miners in a remote area of the Brazilian Amazon.
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Funds from Annual Appeal benefit REACH of Washington County

Pastors and parishioners from Washington County recently presented REACH of Washington County with a $5,000 check in support of its outreach to the homeless.
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