Wednesday, March 29, 2023

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Patrick: The Saint Who Knew What it Was Like to Be a Slave

Among the most popular saints today, Saint Patrick was a bishop and missionary to Ireland. However, he also spent several years as a slave, and once issued a heartfelt plea on behalf of girls and boys abducted into slavery.

Catholic Priest from Ukraine Gives Pope Francis Cross Made out of War Rubble

Father Vyacheslav Grynevych vividly remembers the first day of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine one year ago.

Meet the Six American Black Catholics Who are on the Road to Sainthood

Among the history revisited for Black History Month in Feburary, Catholics would do well to recall that there are currently six African American Catholics who are on the path to sainthood.

Bishop Chairman Marks One Year Anniversary of Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace, marked the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine February 22

Housekeeper’s Husband Arrested in Murder Case of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop

A suspect has been arrested and now publicly identified in the murder case of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell, who was shot and killed in his home on February 18.

103-Year-Old ‘Basketball Nun’ Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt Releases Memoir

At 103 years old, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is known by most as simply “Sister Jean” or the “basketball nun.”

Ideas for a Fruitful Lent

Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We, as Catholics, are called to walk through the desert with Christ for 40 days and 40 nights.

Pope Benedict XVI: Doctor of the Church?

There are currently 37 Doctors of the Church, four women and 33 men, spanning the course of Church history, from Irenaeus of Lyon in the 3rd century to Thérèse of Lisieux in the 19th century.

How the ‘Posadas’ before Christmas in Mexico Originated

In the days before Christmas, the traditional “posadas” are usually celebrated in Mexico, recalling the difficulties of St. Joseph and the Virgin Mary in finding a place for Jesus to be born. How did this custom come about?

Don’t Let Christmas Take You by Surprise: Lessons for Advent from the Church

The First Sunday of Advent 2022 was November 27, exactly four weeks before the Sunday of Christmas this year, and while the Church provides this time to allow you to be caught by the joy of the Incarnation, you can be easily caught by surprise that it is Christmas.

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The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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