October 29, 2019

Voting to change the date of Halloween: Trick or treat?

Rain is in the forecast for Halloween night, so our neighborhood created a poll. Suddenly, I found I was allowed to vote on which night Halloween would be.
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Have you ever experienced a “thin place”?

This is the season when the Catholic world celebrates the feast of All Saints' Day, followed by All Souls' Day. The night before All Saints' Day, the cultural world celebrates Halloween, literally the eve of All Hallows.
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Biden denied Communion at Mass during campaign stop in South Carolina

Former Vice President Joe Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church Oct. 27 and when he presented himself to receive the Eucharist was refused by the pastor.
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Petersville parishioner takes Gospel to the peripheries

“Missionary work is really a mandate, and not something special or unusual for us to be doing,” Smith wrote.
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Mexican priest who runs shelter extorted, later attacked in rectory

A Mexican priest and migrant shelter operator suffered an extortion attempt and, later the same day, a violent robbery at his parish residence.
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Plan for drug injection site latest in ‘dose of despair,’ says archbishop

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said the city's plan to create a safe drug injection site now that it has the legal go-ahead to do so "is simply the latest dose of despair offered by a confused and suffering culture."
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