Issue 9710-5/11/17

By: Michael J. Johnson
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If you are into public radio, you are most likely familiar with programs and podcasts such as This American Life, Radio Lab, and the TED Radio Hour. There are also millions of fans of Catholic podcasts like Busted Halo or, Vatican Radio.

 

It’s Catholic Y’all is a podcast produced by videographer Tim Williams delving into all things Catholic for the Diocese of Savannah. 

By: Rose Almeter Dominey

With all the March for Life pictures Stephen, my husband, and I have been seeing lately, we decided to share a story that has been very difficult for me to talk about due to the heaviness of what we went through last year. 

 

Last month was the one-year anniversary of a doctor telling me that I did not have good chances of surviving childbirth. And I was 12 weeks pregnant. 

 

By: Father Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

On June 4, the Catholic Church will celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, the fiftieth and last day of the Easter season. For Saint Luke, writing in his second work, the Acts of the Apostles, the first Pentecost celebrated by the Jewish people after Christ’s Resurrection was the occasion for a spectacular outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Lord’s disciples gathered behind closed doors in the Upper Room in Jerusalem “with some women and Mary the mother of Jesus and his brothers.” They “were all in one place together” when “suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong 

By: Mary Hood Hart
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Catholics are often encouraged to examine their consciences for sacramental confession based on the Ten Commandments. If the Christians of our nation were to collectively examine our consciences based on the Ten Commandments, what sins may be revealed? 

 

“I am the Lord thy God, thou shalt not have any strange gods before Me.” 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
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SC: How did your interest in youth ministry develop? 
By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

SC: What is it about Hispanic ministry that you enjoy?

CH: I have never thought about that. But the Catholic faith is very strong within the Hispanic culture. It just permeates the culture more. Where as here in the states it’s very much more—I don’t know how to say—it’s not quite like that. It’s just sort of that passion for the faith too—to live it out, to teach it, to bring it to others—that sort of excites me as well. 

 

By: Jessica L. Marsala
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

“Absolutely dumbfounded” and “heart stopping.” These are two of the phrases Father Justin Grose used to describe how he felt after he noticed a message in his Facebook inbox in March suggesting that a prized possession of his had finally been located.

 

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) grants of $2000 for local projects that address structural change, especially in the area of health care, and that empower human development were awarded to the following organizations in 2017: 

 

By: Joe Stong
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

How often in Catholic life do we say the word “mystery”? 

 

In the Mass, in the bishop’s homilies and the lives of the saints, the word “mystery” is a regular feature that speaks to the unfathomable mercy of God, the creation of our immortal souls at the moment of our conception, or the amazing ways God’s providence touches lives through the free response of people to his grace. 

 

By: Father Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : 9710-5/11/17

Early in 2005, I was the editor of this newspaper and a priest in residence at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Savannah. A year earlier I was asked by Benedictine Military School and Saint Vincent’s Academy to direct a play, which led to the creation of a joint theater program that continues to this day. 

 

 

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