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Our bishops invite YOU to make a digital pilgrimage: 9 days for life

Have you ever made a pilgrimage?

Maybe you haven’t gone on a traditional pilgrimage to a place like Lourdes, Fatima, or a famous cathedral. But a pilgrimage is about more than an inspiring destination; it’s about a journey undertaken as a prayer, often for a particular intention. 268 more words

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Lectionary Gospel: Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (January 15, 2017)

I’m sorry I did not have this week’s gospel posted sooner. Three day weekends go by quickly too!

Please download and share this gospel: PDF… 64 more words

Rick

“Peace in our communities”: US Bishops’ task force proposes steps to root out racism

Last January, as racial conflicts and community tensions continued to make headlines in the United States, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops acted to respond. Then-conference president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz established a… 752 more words

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Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio planning for large refugee influx this year; ID cards for illegals

They believe that Obama’s last proposal, sent to Congress in September 2016, will continue to be operative and that his huge ‘recommendation’ for 110,000 refugees to be admitted this year will be honored by the incoming Trump administration. 724 more words

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Utah embraces refugees, will LDS church become a federal refugee contractor?

“Even people that live here, they don’t even know they have that many refugees in the state.”

Aden Batar, Catholic Community Services

Right now, most refugees resettled in ‘welcoming’ Utah are placed there through Catholic organizations under the umbrella of the… 739 more words

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And we almost missed it! US Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates its National Migration week

Update January 12th: Don’t miss Leo Hohmann’s expanded news on the Bishop’s Migration Week, here.

Just now when I was writing about Catholic Charities crowing about the Somali Muslims they are placing in Minnesota, I came across this news.  593 more words

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Church Calendar O'the Day: The Baptism of Jesus (Jan. 9th)

We end the Christmas Season today with The Baptism of Jesus. Please download and share this PDF.

Rather than create a Christmas Celebration Journal for today, I’ve included lyrics to two Christmas carols on the last slides of this presentation. 43 more words

Rick