ISSUE 10002-01/09/20

By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 01

The party had gone wonderfully for our crowd. And both Magan and I had been able to sample the delicious food for a change.

The evening was made even more special by the addition of four sisters—Father Jude’s biological sister Ernestine, and the other three from Father John Stephen’s order (Margaret, Lucy, and Anne).

They are some of the sweetest women we’ve met and were smiling and waving at our kids as my munchkins chowed down on meatballs, chicken strips and macaroni one table over. At least, that’s how I left things when I got up to speak to Mr. McRae.

By: Rachel Balducci
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 01

We did this for several years, up until the birth of our sixth baby. I was pregnant with Isabel that January, and my goal for the year was “have a baby.” That was the last entry in the Resolution Journal because it ushered me into a new season called “Survival Mode,” and it lasted a little longer than I had anticipated. The journal and our noble resolution goals were shelved.

By: Fr. Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 01

The film was directed by Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and written by Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything, Darkest Hour, and Bohemian Rhapsody), and starrs Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) as Pope Benedict XVI and Jonathan Pryce (Evita) as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (later Pope Francis).

The trailers were beautifully filmed, featuring two of the greatest actors of our time, each bearing a striking resemblance to his character and both giving riveting performances.

By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 01, columns, espanol

Continuamos conduciendo por la pista no pavimentar que cruzaba kilómetro tras kilómetro de campos inmaculados salpicados de cebras, ñus y ocasionalmente una jirafa. El sol comenzaba a ponerse y los verdes, marrones y azules parecían fusionarse bajo la espectacular bola de fuego que había convertido las nubes en oro. Cuando los animales salvajes desaparecían veíamos cabras y vacas pastoreadas por miembros de la tribu Mara, en su mayoría jóvenes y niños.

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 01

“The change allows us to represent better what the annual appeal had always been about: our parishes, programs and ministries of the diocese,” said Maureen Coates, Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Savannah.

While the name of the appeal has changed, the beneficiaries of the generous donations have not. Funds raised for the Annual Catholic Appeal are applied directly to:

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