Archive | December, 2005

Robert Maloney – 175th Anniversary of the Miraculous Medal

The following is the text of Fr. Robert Maloney’s homily at the Central Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia on the Feast of the Miraculous Medal.The year 1830 was a terrible time in Paris. Unemployment was rampant. Bread prices soared. In July a revolution ripped the city into small piece. Barricades blocked the streets. […]

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God Becomes Small So That We Can Love Him, Says Pontiff

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 25, 2005 ( Christmas is the greatness of God who becomes small so that we can love him, says Benedict XVI. In the homily at his first Christmas Eve Midnight Mass as Pope, he contemplated the mystery of Bethlehem and implored for peace in the land of Jesus’ birth. “God is so […]

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November-December Issue of NUNTIA Online

The November-December issue of NUNTIA of the Congregregation of the Mission is now online.It can currently be found at Among the news items… Appointment of 2 CM’s as Bishops Meetings and acitvities of the Superior General and his Curia Recent appointments, ordination and deaths

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Rebuilding Lives In A Former Cloister

In A Former Cloister, Men Rebuild Their Lives A Germantown program leads the way to overcoming addictions and other demons.Philadelphia Inquirer Editorials and Comments by Kristin E. Holmes Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer November 6, 2005 The narrow rooms that 16 years ago housed the nuns of Immaculate Conception Church in Germantown now offer asylum to […]

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Benedict XVI Urges Rediscovery of Christmas Traditions (light and star)

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 21, 2005 ( Noting the rise of yuletide consumerism, Benedict XVI invited the faithful to rediscover the spiritual traditions of Christmas (especially light and the star) in order to transmit them to future generations. The Pope dedicated today’s general audience, held in St. Peter’s Square, to the approaching solemnity of Jesus’ birth. […]

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How Do You Discover the Holy?

Brother David Steindl-Rast of the Gratefulness site that “It’s a good time to ask: When and where did you last discover the holy?” If our 13,077 friends who receive this newsletter each offered a response to that question, we would surely receive 13,077 different answers. The Holy One comes to us not only through sacred […]

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Former Chairman of Scripps Howards Newspapers on Church and Media

CINCINNATI, Ohio, DEC. 14, 2005 ( Modern Catholics have an obligation to be well informed, says the chairman of one of the largest newspaper firms in the United States. William Burleigh, chairman of E.W. Scripps Company, retired from active management in 2000 after working for the company for 50 years — first as a reporter […]

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Sister of Charity of Leavenworth Monitors Death Penalty Challenges

Sister Therese Bangert, SCL, a chaplain for the Kansas City Kan., police and fire departments, has fought against the death penalty for years. This week, she drove to Washington D.C., to sit in on the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard arguments on two death penalty cases on Wednesday, Dec. 7, including a case to […]

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Vincentian Family Task Force – Make The Poor Visible

The Vincentian Family Coordinating Group commissioned a Task Force to explore the tempting offer of Dennis Holtschneider, CM to establish a National Center for the Visibility of the Poor at DePaul University in Chicago. The group is composed of 15 members from various branches of the family and held the initial meeting on November 17, […]

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