Ordination update: 3 new deacons for Detroit

From The Michigan Catholic:  Despite the gray autumn skies and sprinkling of rain the morning of Oct. 5, the inside of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament was brightly lit as excited friends and families waited for the 2013 permanent diaconate ordination to begin. As the Archdiocesan Chorus of Detroit burst into the entrance hymn, [Read More…]

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“Am I a Christian full-time?”

“Mary said her ‘yes’ to God: a ‘yes’ which threw her simple life in Nazareth into turmoil, and not only once. Any number of times she had to utter a heartfelt “yes” at moments of joy and sorrow, culminating in the ‘yes’ she spoke at the foot of the Cross. Here today there are many [Read More…]

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Ordination update: 15 new deacons for Fall River

A reader writes: I wanted to share with you the Diaconate Ordination, with  Bishop George Coleman, and director of the permanent diaconate, Fr. John Oliveira, at St. Mary’s Catherdral, in Fall River MA. Ordinandi ~ Deacon Bruce Baxter, Deacon Eduardo Borges, Deacon Brendan Brides, Deacon Robert Craig, Deacon Timothy Flaherty, Deacon Ralph Guerra, Deacon Paul [Read More…]

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Church confronts the “silent schism” of divorced and remarried Catholics

From Vatican Insider:  Shock declarations, such as the ones contained in the document issued by the Diocese of Freiburg which offers recommendations on communion for remarried divorcees end up complicating rather than facilitating reflection on the issue. Pope Francis’ intention is for this issue to be discussed at an Extraordinary Synod in October 2014. The Synod [Read More…]

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HIV-positive pastor charged with soliciting sex

It happened in Cleveland:  The Rev. James McGonegal, pastor of a West Side Cleveland Catholic church, was charged today with soliciting sex while being HIV-positive. He had been arrested Friday in Edgewater Park. In the incident report released today, an off-duty Cleveland Metroparks ranger said McGonegal offered the ranger $50 to help him “get off,” [Read More…]

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The short life and tragic death of Fr. Kevin Kayda

Many will remember this story from several days back, about the death of a newly ordained priest.  Details at the time were vague; the cause of death was not reported. Now there’s more, from one of his classmates: Last Thursday, our classmate, friend and brother priest, Fr. Kevin Kayda, died unexpectedly, just over a month [Read More…]

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Homily for October 13, 2013: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

[Click here for the readings] Centuries from now, when people are studying our civilization, one of the most fascinating examples of our culture will be something that just a few years ago seemed like a foolish conceit. But it has touched lives in ways even its creator couldn’t have imagined—reaching over one billion people. It’s [Read More…]

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“Staring into a mirror, not looking out a window…”

That describes what is happening increasingly in our culture, particularly in our use and consumption of media. We get our news from sources that reinforce our worldview, and then we share it with like-minded people on social media, who just reaffirm what we think we already know to be true. It’s unhealthy—and, I think, dangerous. [Read More…]

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On Pope Francis: “The lapsed are listening”

From Timothy Egan in the New York Times:  He is — gasp — a liberal. Or at the least, as he said, “I have never been a right winger.” But to put him in those restrictive political terms does a disservice to the quiet revolution of Pope Francis. It’s long been known that most North [Read More…]

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JFK’s rosary goes up for auction

Who knew? Dave Gibson writes:  The black onyx beads, and a sterling silver crucifix with Kennedy’s name engraved on it, were given by the president to his friend and special assistant, David Powers. From the letter of provenance from Powers’ son: “Many consider my father to have been President Kennedy’s best friend and confidant. They [Read More…]

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