September 20, 2018

Slot car racing, homework fun, back to school night, and an Orioles game (7 Quick Takes)

The other day my phone rang, and I saw that it was my father. It was a rainy day, he was making a round-trip to New York that day, and he had left a few boxes of slot cars and track at his house for us.
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Sister Angela Patrice, O.S.F., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

A funeral Mass was offered Sept. 19 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa., for Sister Angela Patrice Power, who had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 80 years.
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Praying with children

The faith of the world's young people is precisely what the present crisis is destroying. It will not be enough, though it is certainly necessary, for the church to root out the evil in her midst and bring about some semblance of justice.
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In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and he defended taking the title "pope emeritus."
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In homily, Calif. priest says he was abused, hears from dozens of victims

To be a voice for victims of clerical sexual abuse, Father Brendan McGuire realized he had to come to terms with the abuse he suffered at the hands of a priest when he was 18. It was a secret he had held for 35 years.
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Sister Anne Black, D.C., studied, ministered in Emmitsburg

A funeral Mass was offered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg Aug. 28 for Sister Anne Black, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
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