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Published: September 18, 2019   
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Texas Marian apparitions a ‘fabrication’

FORT WORTH, Texas (CNS) -- In an Aug. 26 letter to local Catholics, Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth said recent “purported apparitions, messages and miracles” of Mary that he had cautioned Catholics about weeks before “are, in fact, a fabrication.”

Ringing bells make Arkansan’s 16th birthday reverberate with joy

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Huber was touched when he read the note from the mother who wanted to make a special birthday wish come true for her son.

Pope says he’s honored by attacks on his ministry

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO MOZAMBIQUE -- Pope Francis told a reporter that it is “an honor when Americans attack me.”


Patricia “Pat” A. Coats, 99, a member of St. Bernard Church in Bella Vista, died Aug. 25. She is survived by ...

Catholic organizations marshaling aid for Dorian victims

MIAMI (CNS) -- In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s brutal blasting of the Bahamas, Catholic organizations in Florida continued to raise funds to aid victims there.

Why should I go to Mass? Jesus offers himself and we offer ourselves

Have you ever asked yourself this question: “Why should I go to Mass?” Be honest. Life is hectic. Before a new week begins, wouldn’t it be great to sleep in, hang out and just relax? You may ask yourself, “Why should I go?” (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

How do you share God’s love with others?

“God means love! I love to give hugs, especially to my family and friends. I am always happy and excited to see them. I also pray at church and ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

What can be done about crying babies?

Q. I love children, and I know that babies will cry at inopportune times. That said, I am puzzled at the young parents in our parish who ... (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

The value of being resourceful: I can read! I can pray!

“We ate our honey. We ate a lot. Now we have no honey in our honey pot.” With those 17 words, averaging just three letters in length, Jan and Stan Berenstain launched their legendary book series. They were using the methods Dr. Seuss had coached them on: rhyme, repetition, short sentences. (Columns)

In stormy weather, find hope on campus

It can be a dicey proposition for a curious Catholic to push out into the choppy waters of church statistics. The further out you venture, the more grim things look; and as you peer toward the horizon, the clouds appear darker and the waves higher. (Guest commentary)

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