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Talking turkey and sweet potatoes and pie

A dozen years ago or so, back before we had children, my mother asked me to bring the sweet potatoes to our Thanksgiving dinner.
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Pope offers prayers for victims of wildfires; death toll climbs

"A special prayer goes to those affected by the fires that are plaguing California. ... May the Lord welcome the deceased in his peace, comfort their families and support those who are involved in relief efforts.
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Once ‘spiritual, not religious,’ millennial finds freedom in Catholicism

"Catholicism, as foreboding and frustrating as it might look like from the outside, actually is freedom," he told The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
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Snow, snow, snow, birthday spaghetti, an anniversary gift, and more (7 Quick Takes)

It snowed yesterday! I had seen that snow and sleet were in the forecast, but so often storms don’t amount to much—especially in mid-November.
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Archbishop Lori says pastoral on racism ‘most welcome’ in Archdiocese of Baltimore

Archbishop William E. Lori, who served as a consultant to the committee drafting the pastoral, said the pastoral is “most welcome” in the archdiocese. He said the archdiocese is putting together a dialogue process for which the pastoral will be a great help.
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Archbishop Lori reflects on completed bishops’ meeting

Archbishop Lori offered his reflections on the recently completed bishops meeting in Baltimore.
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Bishops hear frank presentations, discussion on abuse crisis

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said Nov. 14 he had opened the bishops' fall general assembly "expressing some disappointment," but "I end it with hope."
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Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral against racism

The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore.
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Bishops give go-ahead to diocese’s Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort

The U.S. bishops gave their assent to the canonization effort launched for Sister Thea Bowman by the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi.
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Bishop Parker joins Facebook Live panel discussion at meeting of U.S. bishops

“Trust is such a difficult thing – it’s a difficult thing to earn, it’s a difficult thing to maintain and trust is really all about relationship,” Bishop Parker said during the session.
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Bishops consider, comment on proposed pastoral against racism

The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document's introduction Nov. 13 during their annual fall general meeting.
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Psychologist addresses bishops on helping abuse victims to heal

Heather Banis, victim assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, told bishops gathered Nov. 13 for the second day of their annual fall meeting in Baltimore that helping victims and survivors of child sex abuse heal is a journey and one that involves showing them repeated trustworthiness.
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