Details: The first Roman Catholic presence in Arizona dates to 1539, when Franciscan priest Marcos de Niza explored the Southwest in his quest for the mythical seven cities of gold. Despite this early visit and the 1692 founding of a Jesuit mission near Tucson, the church’s long history has failed to produce a Catholic university [Read More...]
As part of her master’s project at Iowa State University, Eloisa Perez-Lozano documented the immigrant experience of three families in Marshalltown, Iowa. One of those families included Deacon Felix Hernandez, whose wife ended up being deported in a raid shortly before his ordination in 2009. As the National Catholic Reporter tells it: Immigration and Customs [Read More...]
Details: The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday arrested a Bronx woman who is accused of stealing more than $1 million from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York when she worked in the archdiocese’s finance office, law enforcement officials and church leaders said. The woman, Anita Collins, 67, had been previously convicted of grand [Read More...]
A few people have asked me about this, so I finally decided to give it a shot. Below is this Sunday’s homily, recorded as it was delivered at the 11:30 am Mass at my parish in Queens. The yawns, screams, cell phones and crying babies are all real. So is the sound of hurled vegetables [Read More...]
“I’m not bitter about what happened to me as a child, and my mother was instrumental in keeping me from being so. She taught me to be grateful for my life regardless of what that entailed, and that’s directly related to the image of Christ on the cross and the example of sacrifice that he [Read More...]
The war may be over, but the violence and fear are continuing — and that’s prompted Church officials to call off midnight celebrations of Mass. From CNS: Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk in northern Iraq told the agency Aid to the Church in Need that Christians will spend Christmas in “great fear” because of [Read More...]
That’s the beautiful sentiment (which was touched on here) that’s expressed by Sr. Mary Ann Walsh in this post for the USCCB blog: The welcome mat is out at Catholic churches across the country. Actually it’s always out, but churches tend to emphasize their open arms and doors during Advent and Christmas and later on [Read More...]
Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon serving the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. In February 2011, he was named the Executive Editor of ONE, the acclaimed magazine published by the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).
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