Entering into Holy Week

03-28-2021Liturgy CornerCheryl Manfredonia

These are the highest, holiest days celebrated each year by the Church beginning with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. It is called the “Easter Triduum” or Paschal Triduum”. We celebrate the great Paschal mystery of Christ’s crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.

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Veils over sacred images keep our minds on the promise of Easter

03-21-2021Liturgy Corner

It seems strange that during the most sacred time of year we cover everything that is beautiful in our churches, even the crucifix. Shouldn’t we be looking at the painful scene at Calvary while we listen to the Passion narrative on Palm Sunday?

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Discerning the Priesthood: Be Not Afraid

03-16-2021News

Perhaps priesthood has crossed your mind, but fear pushes the idea away:

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USCCB: Moderna’s and Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines ethically preferable to Johnson & Johnson’s

03-10-2021News

The statement was signed by Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend and Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, who head the USCCB committees on doctrine and pro-life activities, respectively.

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Points to Consider on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccines

03-10-2021News

The NCBC recognizes an ethical hierarchy among COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines that do not use abortion-derived cell lines in any phase of design, manufacture or testing are the best ethical choice if they are reasonably available, safe, and effective.

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The Six Effects of Confession

03-07-2021Liturgy CornerFr. Joseph M. Hagan O.P.

During Lent, many Catholics return to the sacrament of Penance, some after a few weeks, others after many years.Most of us approach Confession seeking forgiveness of sin and the alleviation of a guilty conscience. Perhaps toour surprise, the sacrament has even more to offer. In one succinct paragraph, the Catechism lists six spiritual effectsof the sacrament of penance. For a more fruitful reception of this sacrament, let’s briefly examine each one.

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Discerning the Priesthood: Gaining Peace Through Prayer

03-05-2021News

Is God calling me to be a priest? How can I know for sure? What's the best way to make a decision like this?

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