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Pancake breakfasts as parish fund-raiser: One griddle makes one sizzling investment

By • The Catholic Moment • 3/24/2008

TIPTON, Ind. (The Catholic Moment) - From an initial investment of $1,000 for a griddle, St. John the Baptist Church has raised more than $56,000 for charity by holding pancake and sausage breakfasts. The ushers’ group started the activity in 1982 under the pastorate of Father John Bouvier and four ...

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Catholics join call for payday loan reform

By • Catholic Universe Bulletin • 3/24/2008

CLEVELAND, OH (Catholic Universe Bulletin) - The Catholic Conference of Ohio has joined the state’s religious leaders in a campaign for payday lending reform. Speaking at a February 26 Ohio Coalition Responsible Lending news conference, six religious leaders urged Ohio voters to support House Bill ...

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Va. diocese’s parish planners look ahead, face challenge of future with fewer priests

By • The Catholic Virginian • 3/21/2008

RICHMOND, Va. (The Catholic Virginian) - When representatives and pastors of 13 churches and missions in and around the Roanoke Valley held their second meeting February 23, to address their part of the diocesan strategic plan, their task was to consider various configurations for linking and ...

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Local film festival raises respect-life issues

By • Catholic San Francisco • 3/21/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Catholic San Francisco) - The Cinema Vita Film Festival, held at San Francisco’s Delancey Street Theatre March 7, showcased films that celebrated both the mystery and sanctity of life. Drawing independent films from as far away as North Dakota, Texas and Illinois, the festival ...

ROMEWARD BOUND - Self-described San Fernando 'Valley Girl' Jeni Brooks says the seeds of her conversion were planted at the tender age of three when a babysitter took her to an Ash Wednesday service.

New Catholics: ‘The Church gives me energy’

By • The Tidings • 3/21/2008

LOS ANGELES, CA (The Tidings) - More than 1,200 heretofore unbaptized adults and children in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will receive the sacraments of initiation — baptism, confirmation and Eucharist — at the Easter Vigil March 22 in their respective parishes. Nationally, they join tens of ...

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QB Brett Favre’s faith made an impact, too

By • Catholic Herald • 3/20/2008

GREEN BAY, WI (Catholic Herald) - While the sports world stopped to listen to the March 4 announcement of Brett Favre’s retirement, Catholic leaders in Green Bay and Mississippi also paused to reflect on the impact the future Hall of Fame quarterback had on and off the field. Fr. Richard Getchel, ...

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In one-man 'Passion' play, actor plays roles of multiple witnesses to ministry of Christ

By • Catholic Herald • 3/20/2008

MILWAUKEE, WI (Catholic Herald) - Silence enveloped the audience at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, “Where was I when my God was nailed to a tree?” echoing through the darkness. Stepping away from his dramatic mask, Jeremy Stanbary, with his booming, deep voice, addressed the crowd he had ...

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Openness to God’s will key to realizing fruitfulness of women, says speaker

By • Denver Catholic Register • 3/19/2008

DENVER, Colo. (Denver Catholic Register) - ENDOW’s second Catholic Professional Women’s Luncheon, held March 4 at the Marriott City Center, drew 110 women for lunch, networking and an insightful Lenten presentation delivered by Jeanette DeMelo, communications director for the Denver Archdiocese. ...

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Catholic journalist-author John Allen outlines Church ‘mega-trends’ to watch

By • Denver Catholic Register • 3/19/2008

DENVER, Colo. (Denver Catholic Register) - In a fact-filled talk in Denver on March 4, journalist-author John Allen spoke about mega-trends facing the Church and tied them to Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming U.S. visit. The pope will visit Washington D.C. and New York City April 15-20. Allen is the ...

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Pilgrims take faith to the streets of Baltimore

By • The Catholic Review • 3/19/2008

EAST BALTIMORE, Md. (The Catholic Review) - The “young church” thronged the sun-filled streets of East Baltimore, as some 1,300 Catholic pilgrims followed youths carrying a large wooden cross and bundles of palms through neighborhoods decked out for St. Patrick’s Day. Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien ...

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