Ministry News

Being curator of meteorites allows Jesuit to ‘find God’ in all things

At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, Jesuit Brother Robert Macke finds his work as the curator of meteorites for the Vatican Observatory -- formally founded in 1891 by Pope Leo XIII -- allows him to, as the Jesuit saying goes, "find God in all things."
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The power of prayer, my life as a personal chef, miniature golfing, and reading at the grocery store (7 Quick Takes)

My sons and I went shopping one afternoon to find a few items for our beach trip, including a sun hat for me.
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Movie Review: ‘The Lion King’

Advances in moviemaking technology allow a story that could only previously be told as a cartoon to be enacted, so to speak, by animals. And so we get "The Lion King" (Disney).
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Highlandtown parish plans July 23 refugee-themed ‘Way of the Cross’

The pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus-Sagrado Corazón de Jesús wants to alleviate fear in the immigrant community.
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A summer visit to the Big Duck

When we decided to visit Long Island this summer, we did our research. My sister found an ice cream parlor. My husband thought it would be fun to see Sag Harbor. I wanted to go to the Big Duck.
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Conference celebrates African American Catholics’ gifts to liturgy, ministry

Several hundred gathered in Prince George’s County to enrich liturgies and ministries and promote evangelization at parishes serving Black Catholics,
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‘One small step’ 50 years ago advanced human knowledge

Fifty years after men first walked on the moon, humans continue to seek something beyond us.
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South America’s Amazon: culturally diverse, globally important

A Vatican synod in October will consider the church’s ministry in a politically, culturally and ecologically complex region where indigenous people face increasing threats.
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A visit to New York City, a family dinosaur, and vying for aunt of the day (7 Quick Takes)

Last weekend we decided—somewhat spontaneously—to head into Manhattan to go to the American Museum of Natural History.
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Camp GLOW smiles brighten Howard County parishioner’s battle with cancer

Even cancer couldn't keep Jane De Hitta away from her role as a companion at a camp for adults with disabilities.
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‘Dangerous’ California bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

The bill was withdrawn the day before a committee hearing in the state assembly, effectively removing it from any further consideration this year.
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