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Pastor Father Erik Pohlmeier participates Oct. 8 at Christ the King School’s “Virtual Race for Education” fundraiser. (Photo)
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — The Diocese of Brooklyn filed a lawsuit in federal court Oct. 8 against the state of New York, charging that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new orders reducing church capacity violates the First Amendment's guarantee of the free exercise of religion.
In 1953, my mother developed a blood clot after childbirth. While my mother lay close to death, my father went to the hospital chapel and prayed, “Not my will but thine be done.” My mother lived. My father told her later that voicing that prayer was the hardest thing he ever had to do. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)
The author of the Letter to the Hebrews wrote, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith” (12:1-2). (Faith Alive, Seeds of Faith)
I have been told that after getting married it is common to have a "honeymoon phase." This phase is a time of stupid-crazy love and joy. The newlywed couple is enamored with each other and can’t believe their luck. I’ve heard the honeymoon phase can last weeks or months, but I definitely didn’t expect to experience one after my diaconate ordination. (Columns)
For Catholic teenagers and young adults and for all who love technology, we have a special intercessor for you: Blessed Carlo Acutis. (Editorial)
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