Sentenced to life behind bars—and finding new life in the Eucharist

Details, from Catholic San Francisco:  A San Quentin prisoner sentenced to life for his role in a double murder when he was just 17 was one of four inmates confirmed by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone Sunday, March 9, at the prison chapel. In an interview with Catholic San Francisco following the Mass where he and [Read More…]

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How he came to be called Francis

CNS has just reposted this video from last year, and it’s worth another look: Pope Francis meeting the media for the first time, shortly after his election, and explaining how he came to choose the name Francis. Post by Catholic News Service. [Read more…]

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Well, here’s something you don’t see every day

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fremont, OH, the pastor discovered an old black pall in storage that nobody was using anymore. He found a new use for it : suspending it from the balcony during Lent. Now, when people enter the church during this penitential season, the enter under a striking reminder of what [Read More…]

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Almsgiving, with a twist

This is just too good not to share. Guy gives a homeless man a bogus winning lottery ticket – just so he can give the homeless man a huge payout. The result is unexpectedly moving. Take a look. [Read more…]

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The deacons got ashes

With Deacon Bill McNamara, my classmate and the DRE at my parish.   [Read more…]

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Shock: man caught on tape vandalizing LA Catholic church

From CBS in Los Angeles: Los Angeles police are looking for a man who vandalized a Catholic church in North Hollywood. Authorities said the suspect, who was caught on security camera, pushed over several holy statues and vases, as well as damaged paintings, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, which is located at 6153 Cahuenga Boulevard, [Read More…]

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Worth a thousand words: a little pope

H/T to John Thavis.  [Read more…]

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How’s this for a unique souvenir from Rome?

I missed this on Friday, but CNS featured it in a roundup of the pope’s Valentine’s Day festivities with engaged couples: It’s a special pillow commemorating the occasion; it’s designed to be used on the wedding day to hold the happy couple’s rings. [Read more…]

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Brooklyn’s Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger named bishop of Albany

And there’s news this morning for Rockville Centre, too… This just in: Ed Scharfenberger is a good man and a great priest. He’s currently serving as vicar for Queens—and just last Sunday he visited our parish. I had the privilege of serving Mass and preaching for him. Little did we know we had a future [Read More…]

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Baring their souls—and more: Congregation worships in the nude

This is one reason, among many, why I thank God for albs. Details:  Even in February, when temperatures can average in the 20s, members show up in various forms: some fully clothed, others topless, many still completely nude. Pastor Allen Parker says it’s not about the clothes, or lack thereof. He says it’s about baring [Read More…]

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