Issue 9818-8/30/18

By: Catholic News Service
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WASHINGTON (CNS)--The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was “eager for an audience” with Pope Francis to gain his support for the bishops’ plan to respond to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.


In an Aug. 27 statement, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston also said that the questions raised by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former nuncio to the United States, in a letter published by two Catholic media outlets “deserve answers that are conclusive and based on evidence.”


By: Father Pablo Migone
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Saint Rose of Lima was known for her unmatchable beauty, her intense prayer, her untiring service, and rigorous penitential lifestyle. When I was a child my mother took my sister and me to visit her sanctuary in downtown Lima. Of the various things I saw that day, the one that struck me the most is no longer on display. I remember that hanging from a wall were various items Saint Rose used to inflict penances on her body. A nun explained how the saint would hang herself from her hair to sleep, wore a hair shirt, and often put on a belt with thorns on the inside.

By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
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DUBLIN (CNS)--In a stadium of Catholic families from around the world, Pope Francis told the laypeople they are the vast majority of church members and that, without them, the church would be cold, a collection of statues.


“God wants every family to be a beacon of joy of his love to our world,” the pope said Aug. 25, celebrating the Festival of Families in Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium.


By: 9818-8/30/18
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Sister M. Michelle Carroll, RSM, died peacefully in her sleep at Mercy Convent in Savannah on August 24. She was 96 years old.
Sister entered the Sisters of Mercy from Haines City, Florida in 1944 at 23 years of age. Prior to entrance Sister graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Chemistry and Education and worked as a chemist in the Florida citrus industry.


By: Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
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Leer in Espanol


August 23, 2018


My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,


Peace and all good things!


By: Rachel Swenson Balducci
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Our sweet, beautiful Catholic Church is going through a terrible time right now. The crimes and evil being exposed can be scary, but this can also be good. When light shines in the darkness, healing and growth can come — and important changes can be made. May our church leadership have the wisdom and grace to handle all of this with righteousness and clarity.


By: Jason Halcombe
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“Why is there a Home Depot bucket in your bedroom?” was the first question that came out of my mouth as I looked in the boys’ bedroom the other morning. Problem was, I already knew the answer.


By: Staff
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Following is a list of orders and the parishes they will visit for the appeal.


1. Comboni Missionary Sisters

  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist – Savannah

2. Daughters of Divine Love

  • St. Francis Xavier Church – Brunswick
  • St. William Church – St. Simons Island

3. Glenmary Home Missioners

  • St. Anne Church - Columbus

4. Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers

By: Michelle Chardos
Originally Appeared in : 9818-8/30/18

“Wow! Ok, we’re here to help!” Father Robert Schlageter cheerfully exclaims, taken aback by the line of more than 40 people waiting for confession on a Saturday afternoon at St. Anne Church in Columbus. The line has been moving slowly for 45 minutes when Father Schlageter walks by the open door of the chapel. With the help of one of the penitents, a few chairs are moved to a secluded part of the chapel and one line becomes two.


By: Mary Hood Hart
Originally Appeared in : 9818-8/30/18

The release of the Grand Jury report from several dioceses in Pennsylvania, coming on the heels of Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation over alleged abuse, has shaken the Church to its core. As someone who’s worked in ministry either as a volunteer or employee for almost three decades, I find myself struggling to respond. I feel as if so much has been said already, and yet none of it seems adequate. Nonetheless, as Catholics, we are expected to respond.



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