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The U.S. Catholic Conference Strikes Again

Published December 1, 2000

Catholics must wonder sometimes why the U.S. Catholic Conference (USCC) exists. On October 16, Catholic News Service (CNS) of the USCC issued a… 708 more words


Montana: Colombian refugee charged with sexually assaulting child

Whew!  This story from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (hat tip: Paul) gives me an opportunity to mention two things.  First Montana takes only a few refugees a year and second did you know we were taking “refugees” from Colombia?  363 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

The Year of Mercy 2016 & Pope Francis' Word Cloud

Yesterday, I was excited and encouraged to hear that Pope Francis has declared a Year of Jubilee to reflect upon and celebrate mercy. This type of annual designation, which typically happens only every 25 to 50 years, will begin on the… 242 more words


Lectionary Gospel - Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 15, 2015


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I finally understand the parable of 'The Prodigal Son'

On Saturday, according to the handy-dandy daily e-mail I get from USCCB, the daily Gospel reading was Luke’s version of ‘The Prodigal Son.’

I would guess, conservatively, I’ve heard this parable a hundred times in my life. 443 more words


US Conference of Catholic Bishops wants US to do more for Syrian refugees; mum on how many to resettle

A delegation of Catholic leaders and one of their chief Washington ‘advocates’ (Anastasia Brown) traveled to Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey recently and concluded that we need to send the UN more money for ‘refugees’ in those countries and resettle more here. 704 more words

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Flying at 40,000 feet

At the beginning of Lent, I decided to undertake a 40-day Bible reading plan.

That was perhaps overly ambitious of me, given my current work schedule, but so far, I’m doing OK. 529 more words