Last month, I reflected on the Church as the Family of God. We need to think not only of parishes as families, but of multiple parishes as extended families or “Families of Parishes,” as we move from maintenance to mission. Beacons of Light is a means for channeling our resources
by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 26, 2020 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he was in police custody a “tragedy,” and welcomed an investigation. A video circulated online on Tuesday of a May 25 arrest
Father Mike Schmitz discusses there are four elements in the soil: 1. Teachings of the Apostles: Magisterial teaching of the Church, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition. 2. Communal Life (Fellowship): It’s not just me praying to Jesus. We need to share life somehow. 3. Breaking of the Bread: This refers to
Local Agencies Working Together to Respond to Community Food Needs Dayton, Ohio – April 2020 — In a coordinated response to address the food needs of the Miami Valley, SBT Chefs, a division of Set The Banquet Table, is prepping an inventory of bulk, family-style meals to be served through
by M.D. Pitman For nearly 140 years, the Knights of Columbus (KC) have been an important part of the Catholic community. They have evolved from offering a version of term life insurance for individual communities in the 1880s, to an international organization with a dual focus. “It’s really two organizations
Each October, beginning on the first Sunday, the Church in the U.S. observes Respect Life Month. While, of course, we should embrace and applaud this celebration, I wonder how helpful abstract concepts like “respecting life” are in helping us to stand as witnesses against an encroaching culture of death. In
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis ditched a 1,250-word prepared speech to students saying it would be “a tad boring” to read out loud and opted instead to just quickly hit the high points and spend the rest of the time answering people’s questions.