Life support ends for pregnant Irish woman declared clinically dead…

The case has polarized Ireland, where abortion is still illegal. Details, from the Associated Press:  A clinically dead pregnant Irishwoman was removed from life support Friday after a Dublin court ruled that her 18-week-old fetus also was doomed to die. The case highlighted fear and confusion among doctors over how to observe Ireland’s ban on [Read More...]

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Pew: Pope Francis enjoys broad support, positive image across much of the world

Some highlights of a new survey:  Pope Francis, leader of the world’s nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, enjoys broad support across much of the world, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. A median of 60% across 43 nations have a favorable view of the pontiff. Only 11% see the pope unfavorably, [Read More...]

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Humanist group objects to public school children attending abstinence talk

Details:  A humanist group is objecting to a public school in southwestern Minnesota sending students this fall to hear an abstinence talk that it says had religious aspects. The American Humanist Association sent a letter Tuesday to Luverne Public Schools, saying students were sent during school hours on Sept. 30 to hear a presentation by [Read More...]

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Diocese in U.K. issues directory on permanent deacons

And it makes for interesting reading. Among other things, across the pond they suggest “Rev. Deacon” as a form of address, and advocate wearing a cassock, cotta (a.k.a., surplice) and stole for baptisms and weddings. But that’s for starters. There’s much more about the faculties accorded the deacon, his formation, and the discernment of candidates (including [Read More...]

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A timely reminder: torture is “intrinsically evil”

The details coming out of Washington this day are horrifying:  A CIA-led interrogation program kept suspects in cold cells, doused them with refrigerated water and force-fed some rectally, according to graphic details revealed today in a report by Senate Democrats. At least one detainee died in an unheated cell. Another tried to chew his arm and committed [Read More...]

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World Meeting of Families debuts official hymn: “Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom”

Kathy Schiffer got the scoop: On Sunday, November 30,worshippers at a Mass at Philadelphia’s Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul heard for the first time the hymn that will be played at Pope Francis’ Mass during next year’s World Meeting of Families. “Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom” was co-written by Norbertine Father Andrew Ciferni and [Read More...]

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A Deacon’s Prayer

I attended a deacon vicariate meeting tonight and this beautiful prayer was given to us on a holy card. It is credited to Deacon Lazaro J. Ulloa.  A Deacon’s Prayer Come to my assistance my Lord and my God, that I may do for You all that you ask. Strengthen me in adversity and do [Read More...]

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Ordination update: 29 new deacons for Nashville

Details: The largest class ever of permanent deacons in the Diocese of Nashville was ordained by Bishop David Choby on Monday, June 9, at St. Henry Church. Twenty-nine men became the newest members of the clergy. “It was a beautiful liturgy,” said new Deacon Mike Rector of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Hendersonville. [Read More...]

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Vatican reports steady growth in worldwide church

The barque has sometimes hit turbulent tides, but there’s no sign that it’s sinking. And note the number of permanent deacons worldwide:  42,104, a number the continues to climb. From CNS: The number of Catholics in the world and the number of priests, permanent deacons and religious men all increased in 2012, while the number [Read More...]

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Repose

A stunning image by Rosalind Chan-Ghazi, ace photographer for our parish bulletin. She was in the vestibule of our church, shooting through glass to capture people in prayer around the Repository, and noticed that an icon of Mary from the rear wall was reflected in the glass.  This was the result. [Read more...]

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