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Poor Clares discuss their religious vocations

By • Catholic Times • 2/26/2008

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Catholic Times) - Any notion that cloistered nuns who constantly pray before the Blessed Sacrament and spend much of their lives in silence must live a solemn, somewhat grim existence quickly disappears on a visit to St. Joseph Monastery in Portsmouth. Five of the six Poor Clares ...

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Calif. gay/lesbian, abortion and suicide bills stalled by attention to state budget crisis

By • Catholic San Francisco • 2/22/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Catholic San Francisco) - A move to legalize assisted suicide has been sidelined yet again in the California Legislature, as lawmakers avert divisive debate to focus on the presidential race and the state’s budget crisis. AB 374, the California Compassionate Choices Act, died ...

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For Byzantine Catholics, Lent is stricter

By • Catholic Anchor • 2/21/2008

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Catholic Anchor) - The great main dome at St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in Anchorage is the only one of its kind in the world. Built in 1996, the dome contains thousands of tiny holes that allow light to radiates out in unique patterns. The design so distinct it ...

40 DAYS OF RECKONING - Many people take the opportunity to focus on their faith journey during Lent. Emily Kinley, a 13-year-old eighth grader at St. John Regional Catholic School in Frederick plans to pray the rosary. (iStock photo)

Lent is for sacrifice, ‘giving up,’ change

By • The Catholic Review • 2/21/2008

BALTIMORE, Md. (The Catholic Review) - For many years, James Ulmer has given something up for Lent. Whether it was candy, soda, alcohol or chocolate, the 56-year-old parishioner of St. Katharine Drexel in Frederick always made it through the traditional 40-day penitential season without reneging on ...

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Miracle: Fla. woman’s cure may lead to sainthood for Blessed Karl of Austria

By • The Florida Catholic • 2/20/2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (The Florida Catholic) - It appeared to be an ordinary gathering of faithful for morning Mass in the chapel of St. James Cathedral, but Jan. 31 was anything but ordinary for those gathered. The Mass signaled the closing of a 16-month investigation of a miraculous cure that may propel ...

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Church organists encourage young musicians to take up the ‘king of instruments’

By • The Michigan Catholic • 2/20/2008

DETROIT, Mich. (The Michigan Catholic) - When Catholics file into churches for Mass on Sunday mornings, the first minister to invite them into prayer does so usually before the priest says a word to the congregation. And, throughout much of Church history, that invitation has come with the aid of a ...

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Convert delights in sharing his story

By • Catholic Explorer • 2/18/2008

JOLIET, Ill. (Catholic Explorer) - Inside the hospital’s chapel, he knelt respectfully before the Blessed Sacrament. Revering the Eucharist is a common practice for Catholics. But, eucharistic adoration might seem unusual to others, especially leaders of Protestant denominations. Nevertheless, the ...

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Bill Murray’s sister a hit in one-woman play

By • Catholic Online • 2/18/2008

VENICE, Fla. (Catholic News Service) – There’s one more actor in the famed Murray clan that begat Oscar-nominated Bill Murray and Brian Doyle-Murray: Their sister, Dominican Sister Nancy Murray, who does a one-woman show on St. Catherine of Siena. Her most recent performances involved four shows in ...

A TEAM EFFORT - Detroit Tigers right-fielder Magglio Ordoñez holds up the Holy Redeemer baseball shirt he received last Sunday from Salvador Razo, 12, pitcher for Holy Redeemer Elementary School’s seventh-eighth grade team. (the Michigan Catholic/Robert Delaney)

Detroit Tigers MVP Magglio Ordoñez funds new scholarships for area’s young people

By • The Michigan Catholic • 2/15/2008

DETROIT, Mich. (The Michigan Catholic) - To the cheers of hundreds of kids involved in Little League baseball, Detroit Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordoñez announced last Sunday a new scholarship to help young people from southwest Detroit go to college. Speaking mostly in Spanish to the largely ...

CARING - Rebecca Gloyeske, a senior at Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School, Lafayette, Ind., has led her school's Interact organization in an outreach to an orphanage in El Salvador.

‘It is part of what God is calling us to do’

By • The Catholic Moment • 2/15/2008

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (The Catholic Moment) - Sometime this spring, an orphanage in impoverished El Salvador will receive a school bus, packed full of clothes, shoes, toys, books and toiletries collected by Interact, a service organization at Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School. For Rebecca ...

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