Issue 9824-11/22/18

By: Father Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
I recently visited two of the seminaries where our men from the Diocese of Savannah are studying to be our future priests. As the Vocation Director, I have a privileged view of the good that is happening in the seminaries, giving me much encouragement and hope for the future.
By: † Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.

The list is divided into three parts:

By: Carol Zimmermann (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
BALTIMORE (CNS)--The gathering of U.S. bishops in Baltimore Nov. 12-14 on the heels of the clergy abuse scandal that hit the Catholic Church this past summer had echoes of the 2002 bishops’ meeting in Dallas, which took place just months after the Church was also reeling from the clergy sexual abuse crisis that made headlines in The Boston Globe.
But the two meetings reflected different times and also ended with different results.
By: Rachel Balducci
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
The president of France, Emanuel Macron, really stirred the pot a few weeks ago when he was speaking to a group at a Gates Foundation event in New York.
“I always say,” Macron said, “‘Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight or nine children.'” 
By: Mary Hood Hart
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
What does it mean it be a victim? The English word originated in the 15th Century from the Latin “victima,” which denotes a “creature killed as a religious sacrifice.” The word is now defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “A person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action.” 
By: Father Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
“Crimes can be adjudicated; sins can be forgiven; blunders can rarely be rectified.” 
I believe that the distinctions implied in this phrase could help us Catholics interpret the “Return of the Abuse Crisis of 2002 in 2018,” which sounds like a bad sequel to a nightmare—and is exactly that!
By: Jason Halcombe
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
Whether you want to use Ecclesiastes 3, or The Byrds, there is a season for all things, and in the simplest of terms that means: We all “turn” into our parents. That thought passed through my mind as I walked up to every caretaker at our All Saints Trunk or Treat and said, “You know, when I was growing up we only got one piece of candy per house.”
By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
Monsignor Marvin J. LeFrois, 94, a retired priest of the Diocese of Savannah died Nov. 9 at a Hospice in Valdosta after a long illness.
A native of Greece, New York, Monsignor LeFrois was ordained a priest in Rochester, New York in 1949. 
By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18

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By: Shemaiah Gonzalez (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9824-11/22/18
Advent, the four-week period preceding Christmas, is a time to slow down as we wait in hopeful expectation for Christ’s coming. It’s a time to take stock of what’s important in our lives, casting away extra commitments and wasted energy we’ve added throughout the year.
Here are a few traditions that an individual or a family can practice to slow down and draw closer to Christ during Advent.
— Advent candles


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