Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Richmond
She has been an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Atlanta, as a catechist and as women’s faith group co-founder and facilitator.
"The National Catholic Committee on Scouting seeks to sustain and strengthen the relationship between the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Church and to work cooperatively with the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry and various other groups involved in youth ministry in the United States."
Delivering the keynote address to 500 delegates from the Diocese of Down and Connor at the Faith and Life convention in Belfast Sept. 30, Cardinal Farrell discussed Pope Francis’ 2016 apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”) and appealed to parishes to establish study groups on the document and to train couples to teach, prepare, guide and accompany married couples.
The ministry began in 1970, when parishioners from St. Paul Parish, Portsmouth, began handing out peanut butter sandwiches to the homeless who gathered around the church after Mass. Soon, they were joined by volunteers from Church of the Resurrection and Holy Angels, Portsmouth, and St. Mary and St. Therese, Chesapeake. Today, Oasis has grown into an organization of 1,600 volunteers of all backgrounds and faith traditions.
Nine entities received some form of help during the service day, which was organized by the diocese’s Office of Evangelization.
In his essay, Rev. King wrote: “How is the struggle against the forces of injustice to be waged? There are two possible answers. One is resort to the all too prevalent method of physical violence and corroding hatred. The danger of this method is its futility. Violence solves no social problems; it merely creates new and more complicated ones. Through the vistas of time a voice still cries to every potential Peter, ‘Put up your sword!’ The shores of history are white with the bleached bones of nations and communities that failed to follow this command.”
As Catholics, we are called to carry out that Gospel message from Matthew. Most of us cannot go to the nations, though many opportunities exist that allow that experience to happen. Those who do go to the mission fields to live for and with God’s people offer everything they have. They hold a true trust in God that he will provide what they need.
Priests of the Diocese of Obuasi also serve elsewhere in North America — three in Rochester, NY; one in Syracuse, NY; one in Savannah, GA; and four in Canada. As a priest, the bishop served in Rochester, 2007-2010, while earning a graduate degree in education at Le Moyne College. According to the bishop, priests from his diocese spend an average of five years in North America.
When Patrick Patterson became principal of the school in 2010, its enrollment was 250 students. Today, enrollment is 485, with a 93 percent retention rate.
World Mission Sunday leads to the heart of our Christian faith
St. Benedict Parish began with a small group of laymen and women committed to keeping the Latin Mass alive in the Tidewater region. In time, the community became part of the Diocese of Richmond as a mission of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Virginia Beach. The church, known as St. Benedict Chapel, met in a one-story, converted farmhouse standing on a wooded tract in Chesapeake.
In keeping with its mission the Virginia Catholic Conference aims to educate and inform Catholics about a wide range of issues. The Conference neither supports nor opposes any candidate for public office.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in Hampton
The Whartons and other families are the main reasons Catholic education survived the closing of the area’s only parochial school, St. Mary Catholic School, 14 years ago. With commitment and foresight, they established Neumann Academy seven weeks after St. Mary’s closed.
"We gather from all faiths and walks of life. We pray and sing and listen to the word of God to remind ourselves that amidst this tragedy, God is with us," Bishop Pepe said. "God cries with our tears."
The full text of the statement issued by the Bishops' conference concerning the mass shooting in Las Vegas
The pope's message for the day will propose "a reflection on the causes, the logic and the consequences of disinformation in the media," and it will try to help "promote professional journalism, which always seeks the truth, and therefore a journalism of peace that promotes understanding between people."
"Those who come to our land and we who go toward their heart to understand them, to understand their culture and language" embark on a shared journey that "without hope cannot be done," the pope said Sept. 27 at his weekly general audience.
When St. Mary’s students celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 15, it served as an opportunity to raise money for the Texas relief effort. Children were encouraged to donate money which will be combined with other donations gathered at Mass. Principals across the district have been compiling a list of needs for each school. Money collected will help provide gift cards and other resources to directly meet those needs.
“This is going to be known as 'Feinstein’s Folly.’ Her line of questioning reeked of 'No Catholics Need Apply,’ while ignoring Professor Barrett’s stellar qualifications, experience and fierce commitment to defending the Constitution,” said Carrie Severino, the network’s chief counsel and policy director.
The central and enduring themes of Catholic social teaching are organized under four principles
By the end of the weekend, more than a thousand colorful signatures covered the trusses, which were stretched out on a flatbed trailer in the parking lot. Parents held up toddlers and helped older children climb a wooden staircase to get closer. Grandparents signed the names of entire families. Longtime and new parishioners stood side by side to sign.
“Magnum Principium,” on guiding future liturgical translations “is an attempt by the pope to restore the balance between the bishops and the Holy See in line with the provisions of Vatican II and in the light of experience since the council. It’s a document driven not by ideology but by theology, and its intent is clearly pastoral.”
Following Bishop DiLorenzo’s request, OSM will add resources and tools to support these parish social ministry teams, he said. It will provide a parish social ministry handbook to jumpstart, assess and build strong social ministry committees. In addition, beginning in September, OSM will host monthly webinars called the “Salt and Light” webinar series, for clergy, social ministers, volunteers, campus ministers, lay leadership and others already engaged or interested in the social mission of the Church.
After an evening Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow in early summer, the Italian archbishop spoke to Catholic News Service about the challenges of living the Catholic faith in modern Russia.
Olszewski took a walk in the concourse and crossed paths with a woman in a red T-shirt on which “Thy Will Be Done” was printed in big white letters. This chance encounter confirmed their decision to move to Virginia.
For 40 years, Father Kauffmann faithfully served at six parishes within the Diocese of Richmond. His final assignment was as parochial vicar at St. Bede, Williamsburg, where he served until his passing this past June.
“I gave the graduation speech this past year, and I told the students, ‘I took a circular route. No matter what happens, you can continue to follow your dreams. Don’t feel you ever have to put them away.”
“And I always try to tell the parents: your child will find himself at the college that is right for them. It all works out,” he said.
After Stan died, it didn't occur to him that perhaps his brother was a saint. "That's a thing for back in the 16th century, not to come to a little old farmstead like this, you know," he said.
The document, "Magnum Principium" ("The Great Principle"), was released by the Vatican Sept. 9. It changes two clauses in canon 838 of the Code of Canon Law: from "reviewing" translations, the Holy See now is asked to "recognize adaptations approved by the episcopal conference"; and bishops' conferences, rather than being called "to prepare and publish" translations, are now called to prepare them "faithfully" and then to approve and publish them "after the confirmation of the Apostolic See."
In Harvey’s chaotic aftermath, McIngvale said his Catholic faith and duty as a person of goodwill inspired him to open his three large Gallery Furniture stores as evacuation shelters, housing flood victims from across the city, many who escaped their homes via boat.
Mother Cabrini arrived in New York in 1889 to work with Italian immigrants, setting up orphanages, schools and hospitals in nine U.S. cities. Naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1909, she died in Chicago Dec. 22, 1917.
"Why they did not kill me, why they didn't tie my hands, I don't know," he said. "Perhaps they wanted some ransom or whatever it is. I only believe that maybe God had put that into their heads when I said, 'I am Indian,' and they made me sit there while they killed the others, the sisters."
"The road was blocked and we couldn’t get through, and I saw somebody spin in the mud and almost go into a wall and off the road, and so there was a need, I had the means, I wanted to help out," Sister Laechelin explained to CNN Sept. 12 as a video played in the background showing her, wearing the Carmelites’ brown tunic, chopping apart a tree with chainsaw.