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Published: May 26, 2021   
CNS / Sam Lucero, The Compass

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Trumpeter will mark a full year of playing 'Taps' every day

BAY SETTLEMENT, Wis. -- When Bob Tuszynski heard about a request in May 2020 for buglers and trumpeters to perform "Taps" at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, he jumped at the opportunity.

Jump for joy

St. Joseph Elementary School in Conway held toad races May 11 in conjunction with the city’s Toad Suck Daze, which is holding smaller events throughout the month. The school’s winner was “Molly” the toad and her handler, first-grader … (Photo)

Holy Land Christians voice concerns as violence escalates

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Christian leaders in the Holy Land expressed deep concern over growing Israeli-Palestinian violence, as the two sides clashed in Jerusalem and Israel launched airstrikes into Gaza, responding to rocket attacks.

Pope institutes formal 'ministry of catechist'

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- While millions of laypeople around the world are recognized as catechists in their parish or diocese, Pope Francis formally instituted the "ministry of catechist."

Even 200 years ago, popes push vaccine campaigns

VATICAN CITY -- When popes were king, they ordered all their subjects in the Papal States to be vaccinated, using punishments and rewards to convince the hesitant and making sure the poor and the prisoners were inoculated as well.

Composing our own litany can draw us closer to communion of saints

One of my favorite parts of the Easter Vigil Mass is the litany of the saints. This invocation to members of the Church Triumphant is moving and powerful. The litany of the saints is believed to be the most ancient of the Church’s litanies since it was mentioned by St. Basil in the fourth century. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What does the Theology of the Body mean for your life?

“Theology of the Body helps me understand how to live my life the way God would want me to live my life. Learning and knowing what is right and wrong in …" (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Can a Mass be offered for a non-Catholic? 

Q. I lost a close friend of mine in an accident. He was an Anglican; I don’t know his views about the Catholic teaching on purgatory, but I’ve been praying for him. I want to offer a Mass for him, just in case he is not yet in heaven. Will he benefit from that? (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

Painful moments when attending Mass on Mother’s Day

Well, I think I’m officially the “crazy lady” at a certain area parish. (Columns)

Now vaccine equity should be on minds

Pope Francis spoke about the need for "vaccine equity" when the first COVID-19 vaccines were released for health care workers and the elderly. (Editorial)

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