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Pope appoints Denver pastor as auxiliary bishop for Denver Archdiocese

Pope appoints Denver pastor as auxiliary bishop for Denver Archdiocese

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Jorge Rodriguez-Novelo, a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver, to be an auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese.

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Parties front and center on economy, but what is the best path forward?

Parties front and center on economy, but what is the best path forward?

Both the Democrats and the Republicans put economic issues in the opening pages of their respective parties’ platforms — an indication of how seriously they take economic policy in its potential appeal to voters.

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A violent summer pushes U.S. to once again deal with lingering pain of racism

A violent summer pushes U.S. to once again deal with lingering pain of racism

With the haunting lyrics of a song that refers to a lynching sung in the background, a group of African-American Catholics in Los Angeles gathered in mid-August to meditate on the fatal shootings of unarmed black men and boys, linking their suffering to the persecution and crucifixion of Jesus.

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Local News

Welcome to Our Parish – Immaculate Conception, Butternut

Welcome to Our Parish – Immaculate Conception, Butternut

This week we feature Immaculate Conception, in Butternut.

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New translation for marriage rite

New translation for marriage rite

Workshops set to explain changes.

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Sr. Pat Cormack honored

Sr. Pat Cormack honored

Holy Cross Sr. Pat Cormack, provincial of the Holy Cross Sisters headquartered in Merrill, and outgoing board member of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), was among sisters thanked at the LCWR assembly in Atlanta, Aug. 12.

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Faith

Joseph Calasanz (Aug. 25)

Joseph Calasanz (Aug. 25)

This Spaniard studied law at the University of Lerida and was ordained a priest in 1583, despite his father’s hope that he would be a soldier.

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August 28, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 28, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily readings for Sunday, August, 28, to Saturday, September 3, 2016.

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How can your own humility of thought, word and deed attract others to Christ?

How can your own humility of thought, word and deed attract others to Christ?

The American storyteller Mark Twain is credited with the saying, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” Essentially, Twain is insisting that “words matter.”

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Culture

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe

John Mulderig Catholic News Service NEW YORK — Moviegoers with long memories may recall director Terence Young’s 1967 adaptation of Frederick Knott’s play “Wait Until Dark” in which Audrey Hepburn portrayed a blind housewife forced to defend herself against three sighted thugs. The film’s premise — involving a doll stuffed with heroin that Hepburn’s character, […]

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‘Ben-Hur’ remake stresses reconciliation theme, producer Downey says

‘Ben-Hur’ remake stresses reconciliation theme, producer Downey says

It’s been 57 years since the last film version of “Ben-Hur” hit movie theaters. That alone is, for most Hollywood types, reason enough for a remake.

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Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur

Though reasonably satisfying as an action picture, this iteration of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel suffers from a poorly written script that fails to convince when the classic story’s religious theme comes to the fore.

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Diocese to observe day of prayer

Diocese to observe day of prayer

| August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sept. 9 for nationwide observance.

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Bishop Steib of Memphis retires; Washington auxiliary named his successor

Bishop Steib of Memphis retires; Washington auxiliary named his successor

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop J. Terry Steib of Memphis, Tennessee, and has appointed as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of Washington.

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Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative church teaching

Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative church teaching

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” — papal teaching — to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper.

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Louisiana floods called worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy

Louisiana floods called worst U.S. natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The line of destruction caused by historic flooding in southern Louisiana stretches for 25 miles, and according to Red Cross officials, it is the worst natural disaster in the United States since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

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Labor Day statement ties lack of good jobs to decline in family life

Labor Day statement ties lack of good jobs to decline in family life

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today’s “economic and political forces have led to increasingly lowered economic prospects for Americans without access to higher education, which is having a direct impact on family health and stability,” said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami.

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