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Survey finds ongoing dissatisfaction with new Missal language

Survey finds ongoing dissatisfaction with new Missal language

A survey of attitudes among priests and lay parish leaders about the revised Roman Missal found just under half dislike the changes to the Mass introduced in the U.S. in 2011, and 75 percent think the language is “awkward and distracting.”

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Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.

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Pope: Take up God’s offer to face life’s problems with his love, wisdom

Pope: Take up God’s offer to face life’s problems with his love, wisdom

People can choose either to tackle life’s challenges with the loving and wise heart of God or be driven by their own passions and interests, Pope Francis said.

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Local News

Our Lady of Sorrows plans to enhance Hispanic ministry

Our Lady of Sorrows plans to enhance Hispanic ministry

A diocesan parish continues its efforts to welcome Latin American Catholics.

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Pizza passion

Pizza passion

Faith, food fuel Fr. McLain’s ministry

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‘A healing place’ for veterans

‘A healing place’ for veterans

Camp American Legion sees increase in those wanting a respite.

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Faith

Anselm (April 21)

Anselm (April 21)

This scholarly Italian youth wanted to become a monk, but his father’s disapproval pushed him to a secular life that he later described as dissipated.

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 20, to Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Having joy in the risen Christ

Having joy in the risen Christ

“Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. … When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory.” — Colossians 3:2, 4

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Culture

Books present correlations between St. Francis and his papal namesake

Books present correlations between St. Francis and his papal namesake

The mountain of books written on St. Francis of Assisi testify to the enduring attraction of this saint, usually regarded as the most perfect follower of Jesus. Why two more such biographies?

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Oculus

Oculus

Sure, mirrors can be scary things — especially if you’ve just put on a few pounds.

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The big guy with the red, white and blue shield returns to save the planet in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (Disney), a rousing follow-up to two films, 2011′s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and 2012′s “The Avengers.”

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Our need for a little more mercy

Our need for a little more mercy

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mercy isn’t a popular word in our culture today.

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Blessed Savina Petrilli (April 18)

Blessed Savina Petrilli (April 18)

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Born in Siena, Italy, this foundress had a lifelong devotion to St. Catherine of Siena.

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Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 13 to Saturday, April 19

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When you serve God, others do not abandon hope

When you serve God, others do not abandon hope

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“Truly, this was the Son of God!” — Matthew 27:54c

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Jesuit, who used YouTube to appeal for help for Homs, reportedly killed

Jesuit, who used YouTube to appeal for help for Homs, reportedly killed

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A 75-year-old Dutch Jesuit who refused to leave war-torn Syria, instead staying in Homs to help the poor and homeless, was beaten by armed men and killed with two bullets to the head, according to an email sent by the Jesuits’ Middle East province to the Jesuit headquarters in Rome.

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