Honoring saints who have completed the journey to heaven and praying for people who haven’t yet reached sainthood connect the feasts of All Saints and All Souls in the church.
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Wisdom, understanding, fortitude. And love, joy, peace and patience.
Some years ago, I officiated at a wedding. As the officiating priest, I was invited to the reception and dance after the church service. Not knowing the family well and having Mass the next morning, I left right after the banquet and the toasts, just as the dancing was about to start.
In the Gospel for Oct. 18, James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, ask for places of honor and influence when Jesus begins his reign. They proclaim their willingness to drink the "cup" of suffering and pain that Jesus will himself experience.
Archbishop George J. Lucas will address Catholic radio professionals from around the country Oct. 22 as the keynote speaker for the 16th annual Eternal Word Television Network’s (EWTN) Catholic Radio Conference in Birmingham, Ala.
Jessica Hoffman, left, a member of St. Ignatius Parish in Brunswick, Kenny Gragert, a member of St. Ludger Parish in Creighton, Father Jeffrey Lorig, pastor of both parishes, and Father Daniel Andrews, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk, stand Oct. 4 in Norfolk to publicly defend life, peacefully protest abortion and pray for its end.
Editors’ note: Tracy and Tami Hauser have been sharing the story of their son, John Paul, through the Catholic Voice since he was born with Trisomy 13, which causes complications and often
Grace Schaefer was 7 years old in 2012, on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, when she told her mother, "I don’t understand why anybody would do this to a precious baby. Those babies may be small, but they are people, too."
As in past years, high school students, priests, religious sisters and others from across the archdiocese will tour Washington, D.C., attend Mass at well-known churches, cathedrals and basilicas – and most important – pray and walk as witnesses for life in the annual March for Life in Washington.
Josie Clark faces many challenges in life due to Down syndrome.