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By: Carolyn Woo (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9919-9/12/19

“Nearly 70% of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the United States to take ‘aggressive’ action to combat climate change -- but only a third would support an extra tax of $100 a year to help.” This lead from a Reuters’ story questions how seriously we really comprehend the climate crisis.

 

By: Father Kenneth Doyle (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9919-9/12/19

Q. I have not been to confession in at least 10 years. I want to go, but I have no idea what to say. How am I to remember all of my sins and the number of times that I have committed them? (Columbus, Ohio)

 

A. Don’t worry; the priest is there to help you, and he will try to make things easy. (He will also have heard the confessions of a number of others in your same situation.)

 

By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9919-9/12/19

VATICAN CITY (CNS)--Pope Francis announced he will create 13 new cardinals Oct. 5, choosing prelates from 13 different nations as a sign of “the missionary vocation of the Church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all men and women of the earth.”

 

The only Canadian named was 73-year-old Jesuit Father Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the Section for Migrants and Refugees at the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. None of the new cardinals is from the United States.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9919-9/12/19

CHILDREN’S STORY:

 

One day, Jesus told his followers a parable about a rich man and the steward who oversaw his estate.

 

The rich man found out that the steward was dishonest and had squandered his property.

 

“Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you can no longer be my steward,” the rich man angrily told the steward.

 

“What shall I do, now that my master is taking the position of steward away from me?” the steward wondered. “I am not strong enough to dig and I am ashamed to beg.”

 

By: Kerry Alys Robinson (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9919-9/12/19

The Catholic Church is the largest global humanitarian network with enormous potential, and therefore responsibility, to address human suffering and complex global challenges. It is also the vehicle through which the Catholic faith is transmitted to nearly 1.3 billion people.

 

By: Anna Capizzi Galvez
Originally Appeared in : 9918-8/29/19

WASHINGTON (CNS)--Do Catholics believe that the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Christ?

 

A Pew Research Center survey released Aug. 5 found that nearly 70% of Catholics believe that the bread and wine used for Communion during Mass are “symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ,” while about 30% believe that the bread and wine “actually become” Christ’s body and blood.

 

The findings clearly touched a nerve as commentators jumped to analyze the data, questioning the language that Pew had used in its survey questions.

 

By: Daniel S. Mulhall (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9918-8/29/19

What is your attitude toward work? Do you work in order to live, or do you live in order to work? How do you express yourself through your work? Do you feel that you accomplish something of value most days, or do you feel that your labor is meaningless toil that only achieves your minimal paycheck?

 

These questions reflect some of the many attitudes that people have toward work.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9918-8/29/19

Jesus returned to Galilee after spending 40 days in the desert. He traveled all around the area, healing those who were sick and calling people to follow him.

 

One day Jesus and his friends were walking through a field of grain. It was the Sabbath, a day of rest on which no work was to be done.

 

As they walked through the field, Jesus’ followers picked the heads of grain, rolled them between their hands and ate them.

 

The Pharisees noticed and questioned Jesus.

 

“Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” they asked.

By: Catholic News Service
Originally Appeared in : 9917-8/15/19

New Haven, CT (CNS)--In 2018, the Knights of Columbus gave $185.7 million to charity and donated 76.7 million hours of hands–on service.

 

The New Haven–based Catholic fraternal organization announced its charitable activity over the last year in a July 31 news release, issued ahead of its annual Supreme Convention in Minneapolis Aug. 6–8.

 

By: Carol Zimmermann (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9917-8/15/19

WASHINGTON (CNS) --In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their support and prayers for victims while also expressing outrage that these tragedies continue to occur.

 

Some bishops kept their reaction brief, within the 280–character confines of Twitter, but others posted links to their own statements or video responses where they were able to say more; one wrote a column for his archdiocesan website about it.

 

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