Summer Money Saving Tips
by Dave Ramsey
The summer season is notorious for being a time of great spending. Chances are you've experienced the effects of this! Family vacations, sending the kids to camp, updating the wardrobe ... the list could go on and on. You know what? It's okay to spend money! Money's fun ... if you got some.

Former slave, on possible path to
sainthood, to be entombed in
​Denver cathedral

by Meagan Flynn  |  June 4


Pulled from the sea, migrant's rescue puts spotlight on Italian policy
CNS NEWS  |  JULY 18, 2018


Venerable Pierre Toussaint

Pierre was born in Haiti and brought to New York City as a slave, where he died a free man. 

Bérard, the plantation owner and Pierre's master, allowed Pierre's grandmother to teach her grandson how to read and write. In his early 20s, Pierre, his younger sister, his aunt, and two other house slaves accompanied their master’s son to New York City because of political unrest at home. Apprenticed to a local hairdresser, Pierre learned the trade quickly and eventually worked in the homes of rich women in New York City. Read more...

Sudanese bishop: Despite being many tribes, people are, first of all, Nuba

CNS NEWS  |  JULY 18, 2018
By Paul Jeffrey


Bishop Curtis J. Guillory

For The Good

Love is
​than hate.

JULY 16, 2018
Diocese of Beaumont

Servant of God, Mother Mary Lange

Elizabeth Lange was born in around 1794 in Santiago de Cuba, where she lived in a primarily French speaking community. She received an excellent education and in the early 1800s Elizabeth left Cuba and settled in the United States, settling in Baltimore as a courageous, loving, and deeply spiritual woman. There was no free public education for African American children in Maryland until 1868, so she responded to that need by opening a school in her home in the Fells Point area of the city for the children. Read more...

Norfolk Marriott Waterside, $60/night double; $80/night, single. Reservations are made at the time of registering for this event. Register:​

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​​​Funeral Preplanning:

Not a pleasant topic of conversation, but a necessary one

Love is the heart of doctrine on family,
​Pope Francis says
EWTN  | . JULY 16, 2018
By Elise Harris


Gifts of Service

Stories from three women about their call to service:

* Sr. Desiré Anne-Marie Findlay, CSSF

* Sr, Gwynette Proctor, SNDdeN

* Ms. Gail Grady​​

The 4th National Gathering

of Black Catholic Women
sponsored by
the National Black Sisters’ Conference
will take place July 27 -29, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.

NBSC invites and encourages Black Catholic Women eighteen years of age and older to attend this significant gathering.

We will celebrate our giftedness as women; our racial and cultural heritage as Black women and our steadfast fidelity as Black Catholic women.  This gathering is intended to uplift and strengthen the leadership dimensions of Black Catholic
Women as witnessed at the National Black
Catholic Congress XII.

New Orleans Downtown Marriott

at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

For more information please contact the
National Black Sisters’ Conference Office
at 202-635-2741 or visit our web site

Bishop Joseph Perry: Youth hunger for mystery and liturgy; need tradition
and history

The auxiliary bishop of

Chicago reflects on worship
and pedagogy 
after giving an
address at the recent Youth
Adult Liturgy Conference a
The University of Saint Mary of
the Lake Mundelein Seminary.

JULY 11, 2018  |  
By Nicholas LaBanca


'Angel Friends' Among Us: 

How the Gabriel
Network helps mothers and children realize
​better lives

​Caring for the elderly:
​Dealing with resistance

Caring for the elderly can be challenging —
particularly if a loved one doesn't want help. Understand what's causing your loved one's
resistance and how you can encourage cooperation.

​By Mayo Clinic Staff

One of the toughest challenges you can face when caring for the elderly is resistance to care. How do you help a loved one who
doesn't want help? Understand why resistance to care might
develop and strategies for fostering cooperation.

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On the streets of post-Civil War Denver, Julia Greeley was unmistakable as she stood at doorsteps of poor families in the middle of the night, pulling a red wagon behind her and wearing a floppy black hat.  Read more...


The link to the application is open

as of 8:00 AM EDT July 1, 2018

Here's help for implementing
​the PPA


​Has suicide
become a
public health

​JUNE 29, 2018
By Kevin Clarke

Pastoral Plan of Action

Help is Here!

A new Pastoral Plan User's Guide is now available, with step-by-step instructions on forming a committee, identifying the needs in your community, and constructing and implementing a strategic plan.

​​​​We welcome you to submit your upcoming events!

We would love to include your parish activities, upcoming organizational conferences, or arch/diocesan events. Please email your information to: and feel free to attach a pdf of your flier, advertisement, or logo for us to include.

You Are Not Alone

Read about a NEW Archdiocese of Baltimore Ministry to families experiencing loss through miscarriage

Update on Black Catholic Saints-to-be


Saturday, July 21st, 7:00am - 5:30pm

Black Catholic Evangelization Conference
Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel St, Norfolk, VA 23504 - CDR - Catholic Diocese of Richmond
One day evangelization conference that includes meaningful, inspiring and encouraging workshops by some awesome presenters!  Cost: $50 general; $25 55+; clergy/religious free. Limited discounted rooms available at the 

Servant of God, Fr. Augustus Tolton

Augustus was born to two slaves, Peter Paul Tolton and his wife Martha Jane, on April 1, 1854. With the outbreak of the War between the States, Peter Paul hoped to gain freedom for his family and escaped to the North where he served in the Union Army, and was one of the 180,000 blacks who were killed in the war. His widow decided that she would see her husband’s quest for freedom realized in his children. After managing a crossing of the Mississippi River she made her way to Illinois and settled in the small town of Quincy. Read more...

Black Catholic News 


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Summer 2018​​

Congress 12 Pastoral Plan of Action

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The Difference Between Heat
Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

One of these is potentially fatal, so knowing their warning
signs is crucial.

By Jenae Sitzes

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are both dangerous heat-related illnesses, and while they share some of the same symptoms, there are key differences to be aware of so you know when to seek medical attention.  Read more...

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Venerable Henriette Delille

Born in 1812 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Delille was a free woman of color. At 24 years of age, she experienced a religious conversion, and proclaimed: "I believe in God. I hope in God. I love. I want to live and die for God."

In 1836, Henriette drew up the rules and regulations for devout Christian women, which eventually became the Society of the Holy Family, responding to the need for treatment of the enslaved, elderly and sick, and care and education for the poor. Read more...

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A Conversation with Stillness:
​The Ritual of Silence
​in the Mass

The only photograph of Julia Greeley known to exist shows her holding a child. (Courtesy of Julia Greeley Guild)

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