Catholics can respond to Pope Francis’ call to help the poor by donating to the annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) collection during Masses Nov. 18 and 19.
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Three words come to mind as I reflect on this weekend’s Gospel: generosity, confidence and expectation.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, "Prayer is a battle," and, "The ‘spiritual battle’ of the Christian’s new life is inseparable from the battle of prayer" (no. 2725).
» Archdiocesan Encuentro Mass, St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha
Judges typically fly below the political radar screen. While they sometimes steal the spotlight (for example, anticipated vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court during a presidential election), political commentators usually take little interest in judges.
Even before she was married, Emily Stimpson Chapman asked for baby prayers. "I’d be in an antique store buying little trinkets for the wedding decorations, and I would be asking strangers: ‘Pray that we have a baby!’" she said.
One hundred years ago, on Nov.
Mary Bezy of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue is wrapped in a "Quilt of Valor" by two women with the Iowa-based Quilt of Valor Foundation. Bezy, 96, an Army nurse in World War II, was among five World War II veterans and a veteran wounded in Iraq honored with quilts Nov. 10 at St. Mary School’s Veterans Day assembly.