The bishops tell us we may not vote for someone who supports an intrinsic evil if we’re supporting that evil, but there are situations where we might vote for such a candidate. In "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," the bishops say:
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Staci Perry bakes like she lives. She doesn’t measure. She works with what’s already in the fridge. And she scrapes every last bit out of the bowl.
Cardinal Robert Sarah is one of the adornments of the Catholic Church, although it’s very unlikely that this man of faith, humor, intelligence and profound humility would appreciate my putting it that way.
July 25 marks 48 years since the publication of the encyclical "Humanae Vitae" (HV), subtitled "On the Regulation of Birth." The eighth and last encyclical letter of Blessed Pope Paul VI was easily the most controversial church document since the Reformation and its core teaching the most rejected. It remains so today.
"With glad cries of freedom you will ring me round!" Ps 32
The freedom we experience in this Year of Mercy through God’s forgiveness and healing is amazing!
The spirituality writer, Tom Stella, tells a story about three monks at prayer in their monastery chapel. The first monk imagines himself being carried up to heaven by the angels. The second monk imagines himself already in heaven, chanting God’s praises with the angels and saints.
Transitional Deacons Scott Schilmoeller, left, and Nicholas Mishek, right, receive the laying on of hands and the Book of the Gospels from Archbishop George J. Lucas during their May 27 ordination Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. The two will spend the coming year preparing for ordination to the priesthood.
Funeral Mass at St. Stephen the Martyr Church. Interment in Shelby, Neb. Preceded in death by parents, Gerald and Dorothy Carter. Survivors include husband, Gene A. Scholz; children: Traci Polacek (Brian), Tonya Weberg (Robert, Jr.), and Todd Scholz (Jennifer); seven grandchildren; brother, Jack Carter (Mary Ann); sister, Leanna Snodgrass (Barry). Memorials to American Cancer Society.
Don Ridder, principal of Holy Name School in Omaha, enjoys the taste of a pie delivered in an unconventional way as part of a scholarship fundraiser, while eighth-graders Kassidy Carpenter, left, and Jade Martinez, far right, look on with Spanish teacher Sarah Bender.