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Published: November 29, 2017   

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Beatified: Blessed Solanus Casey lived with hope, charity

DETROIT (CNS) -- Blessed Solanus Casey always said that “as long as there is a spark of faith,” there can be no discouragement or sorrow, said Cardinal Angelo Amato, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

Doing our part

The fifth-grade class at St. John School in Russellville makes pies for the school’s annual Thanksgiving lunch. (Photo)

Act on climate science, 161 ask in letter

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The United States must resume its leadership role in addressing climate change, dozens of Catholic leaders wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump.

Zimbabwean bishops call for patience, order

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Zimbabwe’s Catholic bishops urged restraint and patience from Zimbabweans in what they called “most delicate times” after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe was sacked as leader of his party following a de facto coup.


Mike Bajorek, 88, a member of St. Patrick Church in North Little Rock, died Nov. 6. He is survived by ...

U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

BALTIMORE -- At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues -- immigration and racism -- straight on and zeroed in on how to raise the national level of discussion on these topics starting in the church pews.

Church pastoral plan to offer more support for marriage, family life ministry

BALTIMORE -- U.S. Catholic bishops acknowledged that Catholic families and married couples need more support from the Church at large and hope to offer it by giving parishes plenty of resources through a pastoral plan for marriage and family life.

Fire gets response from disaster relief

On the evening of Saturday, Oct. 14, a disastrous fire occurred at one of the apartment buildings of the Queens Manor Apartments in Mayflower. (Catholic Charities Connections)

‘Spiritual but not religious’: What does that actually mean?

WASHINGTON -- It’s almost reached the level of cliche in American society: You ask someone why they don’t go to church, and they reply, “Oh, I’m spiritual but not religious.”

Did you know?

The story of how Mary and Joseph first were chosen to be wed has sparked many legends. (Seeds of Faith)

Mass a time of silence, prayer, not idle ‘chitchat,’ pope says

VATICAN CITY -- Mass is the highest form of prayer and not an appropriate moment for small talk, Pope Francis said.

Thank your family members for the little things they do

One has only to enter a home décor store these past couple of months to see the barrage of “grateful,” “blessed” or “thankful” signs, flags or other decorations that seemingly communicate the Thanksgiving holiday sentiment. (Columns)

Dedicate yourself to American saints

As America is a relatively young country, so is the depth of the American-born saints and saint-to-be. While Europe has thousands of saints from over the centuries, the United States has just two native-born saints and three who have been declared blessed. (Editorial)

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