Boom: Madison ordains largest class of priests in over 40 years

From The Wisconsin State Journal:  A couple of hours before Chris Gernetzke was to become a priest, he could be found in a room at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Madison laying out the vestments he would wear at that evening’s ordination Mass. Gernetzke may be familiar to readers. Earlier this year, he let the [Read More...]

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Rhode Island church vandalized

Details from the Providence Journal:  When the Rev. Joseph Escobar found what vandals had done to his historical and popular church, Our Lady of the Rosary, he decided to leave the desecration exactly as he found it. So when parishioners arrived for Mass in English and Portuguese on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, they immediately [Read More...]

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Dr. Ratzinger?

From Associated Press:  Benedict XVI, emeritus pope and theologian, reflected on Saturday on classical music as an “encounter with the divine,” saying listening to Mozart helps him experience “very deeply the Lord’s presence.” Benedict’s reflections came at a ceremony where he received honourary doctorates from the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the [Read More...]

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Homily for July 5, 2015: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The gospel we’re encountering right now is sending a message that’s both powerful and timely. It all comes down to one little word: faith. What happens when you have it, what happens when you don’t. Last Sunday, Mark’s gospel told us about a faith so powerful it could work miracles. This week, faith is absent—and [Read More...]

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Pope: “When they kill a Christian, they don’t ask ‘Are you Catholic?””

Details:  Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in parts of the world. “The blood of today’s martyrs makes us one,” Francis told some 30,000 people in St. Peter’s Square. He cited the slaying [Read More...]

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Study: most Americans no longer consider the U.S. a Christian nation

Happy Fourth of July:  According to a new PRRI/RNS report, nearly six in ten Americans think America was a Christian nation in the past but is not one now (45 percent) or have never thought the U.S. was a Christian nation (14 percent). Only about one-third (35 percent) of Americans still believe America is and has always [Read More...]

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Oregon silences, fines couple who refused to bake cake for lesbians

Details:  Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the bakers who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, to pay $135,000 in emotional damages to the couple they denied service. “This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” Avakian wrote. “It is [Read More...]

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Chairman of Fordham’s theology department marries another man — UPDATED

Somehow, I missed this little item in last Sunday’s New York Times. A reader sent it my way: Patrick Anthony Bergquist and J. Patrick Hornbeck II were married Saturday in Manhattan. The Rev. Matthew J. Moretz performed the ceremony at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, where he is an associate rector. Mr. Bergquist, 35, is the [Read More...]

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“Team ministry” launched in Pittsburgh

Hot on the heels of the announcement that some deacons will serve as parish administrators, the the Diocese of Pittsburgh has rolled out its pilot program in the experiment:  Bishop David Zubik has announced a “team ministry” pilot program that includes a deacon administrator for five parishes in Greene County as part of new, innovative [Read More...]

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When being a permanent deacon isn’t permanent: one man’s road to the priesthood

From Trenton comes this story of a former permanent deacon recently ordained a priest:  Father Jim Grogan Sr. is gregarious and warm. He laughs easily and often. He is also a man completely at peace with his life and where it’s headed. When he lost his wife to ovarian cancer eight years ago, the goals [Read More...]

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Pope will visit Philadelphia prison housing a convicted priest

Details:  Word that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility when he is in the city Sept. 26-27 for the World Meeting of Families must have held special significance for one of the 2,760 men in the city’s largest jail. He’s No. 1102886, also known as Msgr. William J. Lynn, the 64-year-old former Secretary [Read More...]

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RIP Nicholas Winton, Britain’s Schindler

What a remarkable life: Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for a half-century about his role in organizing the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II, a righteous deed like those of Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, died on Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106. [Read More...]

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Want tickets to see the pope? Try this.

Those clever people at the Archdiocese of Washington media office have come up with a video contest: Here’s your chance to be creative! Tell us about your experience serving others by documenting it on video.  Three prize winners will receive four tickets to the papal Mass with Pope Francis and their choice of an iPad [Read More...]

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Great moments in electronics: a cell phone case that looks like a gun

Stupidity defined. This warning is going out around the country: The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is warning consumers not to buy a new cell phone case that resembles a gun.The case has a handle attached that when placed in a pocket makes it appear that a weapon is tucked into the pants. On its Facebook page, [Read More...]

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Bishop sees a Church “trying to banish judgmentalism”

From NCR:  Many U.S. Catholics want the church to “banish judgmentalism” of people in its ministries and to focus instead on getting close to them and understanding the struggles they face in their lives, the new bishop of San Diego said. In an almost hourlong interview with NCR, Bishop Robert McElroy said while people want to [Read More...]

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“Shouldn’t the Church be excommunicating these people?”

I’ve seen that question a lot lately, as people have wondered on social media why certain Catholic Supreme Court Justices—along with prominent Catholic politicians—haven’t yet been publicly excommunicated, either for their position on abortion or their stance on same-sex marriage. Good question. I have no idea. That’s above my pay grade. Public excommunication, at any [Read More...]

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Mosque aids Catholic church that was vandalized

Details:  A mosque in Mississauga, Canada, has donated thousands of dollars to help a neighbor in need. A Catholic church in the area needed a clean-up after acts of vandalism on its premises. Following the incident, Hamid Slimi, imam of the Sayeda Khadija Centre in Mississauga, visited St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church. The [Read More...]

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It’s here: Pope Francis’ schedule for trip to the United States

From the USCCB:  2015 Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to The United States of America Here is the schedule for Pope Francis’ September 2015 Apostolic Journey to the United States of America as released by the Vatican on June 30, 2015.  All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (WASHINGTON, DC) 4:00 p.m.    [Read More...]

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