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Holy Family Cristo Rey High School seeks to recruit 2 engaged religion teachers for the next academic year. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.
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Diaconate internship: St. Peter Claver and St. Pius V Catholic Church, Baltimore
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Father Charles Green, who spent his life serving in the nation's capital, died last month facing complications from COVID-19. Those close to him say he was joyful and kind. He answered a call to the priesthood at 56 years old; and he showed patience and hope during suffering. Correspondent Mark Irons looks back on the life of Fr. Green.
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CANCELLATION OF THE 2020 NATIONAL CONVENTION
As a result of the continuing COVID-19 public health crisis facing the Nation, the National Council Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 National Convention originally slated to be held at the Westin Chicago Lombard Hotel in Lombard, IL, a suburb of metropolitan Chicago. This decision was not taken lightly, and the Board overwhelmingly concluded that cancelling the convention was the prudent course of action for the safety and wellbeing of the membership.
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Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
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The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. Click here to download the novena.
Economic impact payments: What you need to know
Updated with new information for seniors, retirees on April 1, 2020. Also see Treasury news release.
Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time
IR-2020-61, March 30, 2020
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. Read more...
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Catholic Prayer: May Devotion: Blessed Virgin Mary
Thou who wast a virgin before thy delivery, pray for us. Hail Mary, etc. Thou who wast a virgin in thy delivery, pray for us. Hail Mary, etc. Thou who wast a virgin after thy delivery, pray for us. Hail Mary, etc.
My Mother, deliver me from mortal sin. Hail Mary (three times). Read more...
The Transatlantic Slave trade not only distorted Africa’s economic development it also distorted views of the history and importance of the African continent itself. It is only in the last fifty years that it has been possible to redress this distortion and to begin to re-establish Africa’s rightful place in world history. Read more...
The CARES Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, gives states the option of extending unemployment compensation to independent contractors and other workers who are ordinarily ineligible for unemployment benefits. Please contact your state’s unemployment insurance office
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Domestic Violence & Mental Health Connection
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The History of Black Catholics in the United States by Cyprian Davis
Daniel Rudd: Calling a Church to Justice by Gary B. Agee
Augustus Tolton: The Church is the True Liberator by Joyce Duriga
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COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Resources
Calling on our beautiful forms of prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic
By Andrei St. Felix
Our prayer is not limited to time or space and cannot be stopped by a virus.
The COVID-19 pandemic calls us to embrace our prayer lives to develop an intimate relationship with God. The abrupt lifestyle changes remind us that we are on a journey to get closer to the heart of Jesus in our daily routines. Read more...
A Blessing In The Storm
He's dead, I'm not...Surviving COVID-19
Shoshana Taylor, a member of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Philadelphia, blogs about her journey, including a loss to COVID-19, that has strengthened her faith in God.
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Lourdes is a large town in the French Pyrenees. It is a global centre of Marian pilgrimage, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Catholics believe that the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared 18 times at the Grotto to a young girl, St Bernadette Soubirous. (From https://wikitravel.org/en/Lourdes)
Many Dioceses, parishes, and Catholics begin to feel the effects of remaining at home due to the coronavirus. Below is a list of USCCB resources for Mass, prayers, catechetical material, and reflections to help us all during this trying time. Please note, this list will be updated as more resources become available.
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Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Medical Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Pope Francis's COVID Emergency Fund for the Pontifical Mission Societies. . .
Bulletin from the Migrants & Refugees Section of the Dicastery for
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Who will vest you and why did you select him?
I will be vested by Father Josh Johnson, a priest of the diocese of Baton Rouge. I met Father Josh when he was a young seminarian and I was in high school at St. Augustine High School. At that time, there were not many young African-American men in seminary formation. Read more...
The Prayer of Jesus (The Unity Prayer)
May our feet journey together.
May our hands gather in unity.
May our hearts beat in unison.
May our souls be in harmony.
May our thoughts be as one.
May our ears listen to the silence together.
May our glances profoundly penetrate each other.
May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.
Month of Mary – May Devotions
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"God wills that all his gifts should come to us through Mary" – (St. Bernard)
It was in Rome, towards the end of the eighteenth century, one fine evening in May. A child of the poor gathered his companions around him and led them to a statue of Mary, before which a lamp was burning, as is the custom in that holy city. There, these fresh young voices sang the Litany of our Lady. The next day, the little group, followed by other children, again gathered at the feet of the Mother of God. Next came their mothers, to join the little assembly. Read more...
Our Lady of Kibeho
Apparition of Mary to the
people of Kibeho in Rwanda
Lessons from Lourdes: Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette
May Our Lady of Lourdes intercede for everybody who watches and shares this video. St. Bernadette, pray for us.
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Novena to the Holy Spirit
Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Fund Archdiocese of New York Newsletter
Fall – Winter 2019
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Life of D.C. priest who served nation's capital | EWTN News Nightly
Our Lady of Kibeho
Kibeho, Rwanda (1981-1989)
by John Carpenter
Kibeho is a small African village in the mountainous terrain of Rwanda. This amazing and inspirational story would never have been known to any of us if it had not been for the miraculous survival during that country's horrible genocide of author Immaculee Illibagiza, who revealed the details of Blessed Mary's visits in her book, "Our Lady of Kibeho." Read more...
Summary of In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart – The Journal of a Priest at Prayer by A Benedictine Monk
by Deacon Richard Conlin
In Sinu Jesu: When Heart Speaks to Heart - The Journal of a Priest at Prayer by A Benedictine Monk, Angelico Press, 2016.
[Jesus]: “Adoration is the wordless confession of My divinity. Adoration proclaims that I am all and that all else is nought” (40).
[Jesus]: “Faith in this mystery of the Most Holy Eucharist grows in proportion to the time one gives Me in adoration” (87).
Meet transitional deacon Ajani Gibson
Home parish: St. Peter Claver
Diaconate internship: St. Pius X Parish, New Orleans
IND: A Baltimore Landmark
By Amanee K. Cabbagestalk ‘11
On May 5th, it was announced that the Institute of Notre Dame (IND), the oldest all-girl’s Catholic school in Baltimore, would permanently close its doors this summer. IND was founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 1847. For the past 173 years, it has stood firm in its original location in East Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun states, “IND’s first class graduated in July 1864, as cannon fire from the Civil War could be heard in the distance, according to the school’s history. During the Civil War, the sisters helped slaves reach freedom as part of the Underground Railroad. They tended to students and each other during the pandemic of 1918." Read more...
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History of the Rosary
There are differing views on the history of the Rosary. The exact origin of the Rosary as a prayer is less than clear and subject to debate among scholars. The use of knotted prayer ropes in Christianity goes back to the Desert Fathers in the 3rd and early 4th centuries. Read more...
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