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Liturgical music inspires people’s imagination, composer says

Music “touches the heart” and brings another dimension to what people might hear in the homily, Father Manalo said.
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Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed marriages

The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided by a bishops' conference, Pope Francis said.
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Cardinal Arinze: Communion cannot be shared with friends like beer or cake

He said that while he wished other Christians well it was important understand that "the holy Eucharist is not our private possession which we can share with our friends."
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Marriage and Communion: Norms address needs of interchurch couples

The German bishops are not the only bishops in the world to propose or adopt pastoral guidelines for allowing an Anglican or a Protestant married to a Catholic to receive the Eucharist under certain circumstances.
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German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

Six German bishops will meet with officials from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts to discuss German plans to allow greater access to the Eucharist for Protestants married to Catholics.
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Holy Rosary offers encounter with God’s love on Divine Mercy Sunday

“It’s just so amazing and so beautiful seeing so many people taking advantage of the graces of this day,” said Elissa Voss.
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Forgiveness is theme of Divine Mercy Sunday in Archdiocese of Baltimore

Archbishop Lori will celebrate a 1:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Sunday Mass April 8 at Holy Rosary, home of the Archdiocese of Baltimore Divine Mercy Shrine.
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Chrism Mass includes renewal of commitments, distribution of holy oils

More than 24 gallons of oil were distributed to parishes and other Catholic institutions at the archdiocesan chrism Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Homeland March 26.
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Mary, Mother of the Church should be celebrated this year, cardinal says

Reminding bishops, pastors and Catholics around the world that all Latin-rite Catholics should celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church on the Monday after Pentecost this year, Cardinal Robert Sarah said the celebration should take precedence over any other possible liturgy that day.
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Holy Week schedules announced for Archbishop Lori, parishes

Find the Holy Week schedule for your parish and see where Archbishop Lori will lead archdiocesan celebrations.
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Day of Reconciliation is March 19

Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore will have a special opportunity to go to confession on a Day of Reconcilation, scheduled for March 19.
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