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By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9924-11/21/19

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By: Dave Hrbacek
Originally Appeared in : 9923-11/7/19

NEW HOPE, Minn. (CNS)--A German Messerschmitt fighter plane was bearing down on Don Stoliel’s B-17 bomber as he flew a mission during World War II.

 

Stoliel, the pilot, looked out the windshield of his cockpit and saw the enemy plane zooming straight at him with machine guns blazing.

 

“This is it,” he thought, as he braced for the barrage of bullets that he expected to blast through the glass and tear into his body.

 

By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9922-10/24/19

Every Christian is called to be a missionary, sharing the good news of salvation in Christ and making disciples for him, not for oneself or one’s clique of like-minded believers, Pope Francis said.

 

“What instructions does the Lord give us for going forth to others? Only one, and it’s very simple: Make disciples. But, be careful: his disciples, not our own,” the pope said Oct. 20 as he celebrated World Mission Sunday.

 

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

Sister Grace Leggio Agate, RSM, age 71, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, Mid-Atlantic Community died Oct. 14 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.

 

By: Michael J. Johnson
Originally Appeared in : 9922-10/24/19

MACON--They came because they sought healing, or perhaps because they were curious about went on at a Charismatic healing service. Some came alone, but most gathered close to the front of St. Joseph Church, Macon, in groups of two to four friends and family. Over 100 people joined the service.

 

The Charismatic Renewal in the United States traces its beginnings to a retreat held at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where many of the attendees experienced a baptism in the spirit. There are now over 9 million Charismatic Catholics in the U.S.

 

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

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By: Carol Zimmermann
Originally Appeared in : 9921-10/10/19

Washington (CNS)--The Supreme Court announced Oct. 4, just three days before it begins its new term, that it will add an abortion case to its docket.

 

The justices have agreed to weigh in on a Louisiana law that requires doctors at abortion clinics to obtain admitting privileges from a nearby hospital.

 

It is the first abortion case the court is taking up since Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch joined the bench and also without the swing vote of Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired in 2018.

 

By: Content provided by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Originally Appeared in : 9921-10/10/19

During his homily on Sept. 7, at the Saturday evening Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Mission in Buena Vista, Georgia, Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., said "I bring you some sad news tonight. This chapel of St. Mary Magdalen will close at the end of this month." The bishop went on to say, "Some of you live near St. Mary Church in Americus and some of you live near Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Both parishes have Spanish ­speaking communities and ministries and will welcome you warmly."

 

By: Michelle Kroll
Originally Appeared in : 9921-10/10/19

Carrie Jane Williamson has been named Associate Superintendent for the Department of Catholic Education at the Diocese of Savannah. Williamson began her work as Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Catholic Schools in July 2013 and has served with dedication and commitment in Catholic education since 2002.  

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9921-10/10/19

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