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Finding Some Quiet

After a long semester of school, ministry, and fraternal gatherings, it was time for some reflection, some peace, and most of all, some quiet. Do you ever stop to think about how much… 1,298 more words


Procaim the Greatness of God.

On each of the past three Sundays, I have focused on key words or thoughts from our readings. On the first Sunday of Advent we focused on what it means to watch or to wait for God. 1,524 more words


Government preaches to Christians about environment, but we have St. Francis, patron of ecology

by Mary McWilliams

The awareness of a second attack on churches by government hit the news recently when a pastor spoke up in the national media about government manipulation of the content of ministers’ sermons. 869 more words

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

'Hearts and Crafts' students bring holiday cheer to St. Francis in Hartford

HARTFORD–Students from “Hearts and Crafts” wanted to brighten the days of some patients at St. Francis Hospital.

Students made more than 500 holiday cards by hand and spent Thursday afternoon handing them out at the hospital. 18 more words


Preach the Gospel

I found myself dwelling on two quotes.

The first, often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi (but never appearing in any of the early sources about his life) is: “Preach the Gospel always! 391 more words

Doggone it! Still no top spot for Spot?

VATICAN CITY — Whether animals go to heaven or not has been an eternal question.

And a supposedly definitive answer was reported to have come from Pope Francis… 468 more words