By: John Feister
Originally Appeared in : 9923-11/7/19

It’s 6 p.m. in Blakely, Georgia, and Glenmary Brother Levis Kuwa is heading quickly up Route 28 to the emergency room. He’s not injured or anything. Brother Levis is a nurse at Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, night shift.


By: Kristin Colberg (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9923-11/7/19

Dec. 8, 2019, will mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council. On Dec. 8, 1869, more than 700 bishops gathered in St. Peter’s for the 20th ecumenical council and, most famously, defined the doctrine of papal infallibility.


Though the council engaged topics that remain highly relevant, it is often overlooked due to a sense that its teachings are out of step with contemporary views. Frequently, the faithful and scholars alike disregard Vatican I in favor of its successor, Vatican II.


By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9923-11/7/19

Hace unos años conocí a un joven novicio que se preparaba para ser sacerdote jesuita. Lo recuerdo bien porque estaba en medio de un gran viaje que me habría resultado imposible emprender. Después de completar su primer año de estudios le entregaron un boleto de autobús hacia Macon, Georgia. Nunca había estado allí, y su misión era vivir completamente de la bondad y la caridad de los demás sin permanecer en un lugar por más de tres días. En seis semanas necesitaba llegar a San Luis, Missouri.

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9923-11/7/19



One day, the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God would come.


“The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed,” Jesus said, “and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you.”


Afterward, Jesus described for his apostles the days of the son of man.


By: Father Kenneth Doyle (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9923-11/7/19

Q. At the Second Vatican Council, Catholics were told that we should accept non-Catholics as our “separated brethren” and that we shouldn’t be overly concerned if they don’t want to join the Catholic Church. But I was taught since childhood that the only way to salvation was through the Catholic Church. Why the change? (Texarkana, Texas)


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9922-10/24/19

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By: Submitted by Jayne MJ Stefanic, Director Office of Marriage, Family, and Respect Life
Originally Appeared in : 9922-10/24/19

The Diocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life is excited to announce the winners of its first annual Respect Life Poster Contest for children in grades 5-8.


By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9922-10/24/19

December 24, 1842 - - - Graham, Rev. James
May 20, 1854 - - - Gillespie, Rev. J. B.
September 12, 1854 - - -Barron, + Rt. Rev. Edward
September 20, 1854 - - - Gartland, + Rt. Rev. Francis X.
February 15, 1857 - - - Sheridan, Rev. Stephen
January 2, 1859 - - - Hooke, Rev. Patrick
November 21, 1859 - - - Barry, + Rt. Rev. John, D.D.
November 6, 1868 - - - O’Neill, Rev. Jeremiah F., Jr.
July 12, 1870 - - - O’Neill, Rev. Jeremiah F., Sr.
July 12, 1870  - - - O’Neill, Rev. Msgr. James P.
December 4, 1870 - - - Duggan, Rev. Gregory

By: Sam Alzheimer
Originally Appeared in : 9922-10/24/19

An old Latin schoolmaster had the habit of entering the classroom and bowing to his pupils before the lesson. One day a boy asked why he showed such reverence to the young students. “Because I do not know who you may be one day,” answered the old teacher. “Some of you may grow up to be presidents or generals, perhaps even popes or saints. I do not bow to who you are today, but to who you may become.”


By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9922-10/24/19

Toda persona necesita ser escuchada. Esta necesidad aumenta significativamente cuando alguien ha sido seriamente herida. En todo encuentro con un ser humano, él o ella tiene una historia de vida única que contar la cual ha forjado su pensamiento y creencia. Es importante escuchar antes de hablar, especialmente cuando uno interactúa con alguien herido por experiencias negativas cometidas por miembros de la Iglesia.



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