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Priest’s response after Newtown shooting ‘powerful’
RYE, N.Y. (CNS) -- The “sacramental sense” of a Catholic pastor’s outreach after the horrific violence that took place at a Connecticut elementary school “has brought the church to bear in the most intimate and powerful way,” said the director of communications for the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn.
Consecration calls for preparation
MAGNOLIA -- Catholics belonging to three south Arkansas parishes prayerfully consecrated themselves to Mary immediately following Masses in celebration of the feast of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 7-8.
Sausage supper raises funds
Gil Caver (right) and his fellow Knights of Columbus of Council 812 in Little Rock serve guests at the 83rd annual Mancini Sausage Supper, held Dec. 4. (Photo)
Shoal Creek pastor dies at age 81
SUBIACO (CNS) -- Father Denis Soerries, OSB, pastor of St. Scholastica Church in Shoal Creek, died Dec. 13. He was 81.
Blytheville parish demolishes former 1928 church building
Immaculate Conception Church in Blytheville said goodbye to a parish landmark as the 84-year-old former church building was brought to the ground beginning Nov. 29.
Honoring the queen of North America: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Hispanic Catholics gathered last week around the diocese to honor the patroness of the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe. (Photo spread)
World will end, but not on Dec. 21, Vatican astronomer says
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A papal astronomer gave his reassurances that the world will not end Dec. 21, 2012.
Pope sends his first tweet to more than 1 million followers
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI launched his very own Twitter account Dec. 12, sending a short inaugural message to his more than 1 million followers.
UPS Store gets no stamp of approval from me
It was an innocent enough errand. On a recent Saturday, my daughter and I went to the UPS store to mail a package. After labeling the package and seeing it off, I remembered needing some Christmas stamps. “Do you sell Christmas stamps?” I asked the clerk. He said they did and turned to the drawer behind him pulling out some holiday stamps with reindeer on them. (Columns)
Change must happen after child murders
We wish we could say that school shootings are unheard of, but they have happened with regular occurrence over the decades. They strike Americans the hardest and hopefully make us think about how to make our country better and safer. (Editorial)
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