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The secrets to a loving and lasting union, he
said, include treating each other with respect, kindness and gratitude, and
never letting daily struggles and squabbles sabotage making peace and
saying, "I'm sorry.
"The perfect family doesn't exist, nor is
there a perfect husband or a perfect wife, and let's not talk about the
perfect mother-in-law!" he said to laughter and applause. Full Story
Tonya Reaves was a healthy 24-year-old
African-American woman. Sixteen weeks pregnant, she had an abortion
performed on July 20, 2012 at Chicago's Planned Parenthood clinic on South
Michigan Avenue. There were complications - and Reaves died on the operating
table. Planned Parenthood has now paid out $2 million to Reaves' family. Full Story
While ninety percent of Americans would vote for
a black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish presidential candidate, only
54 percent would vote for an atheist and only 58 percent would vote for a
Muslim according to a Gallup poll Full Story
Pope Francis’ visit to Holy Land is scheduled
for May 24-26. Fr. Hofmann outlined three paths of dialogue: the first is to
develop the “theological dimension of dialogue,” because “Christian roots
are Jewish, and because Christ was Jewish.” The second path is
“collaboration for justice and charity, with a priority to the poor, the
homeless, and sick and marginalized people.” The third path, he said, is a
closer and more visible collaboration in education. Full Story
On November 12, 1939 in Washington, DC, a group
of canonists established the Canon Law Society of America as a professional
association dedicated to the promotion of both the study and application of
canon law in the Catholic Church. In February of 1981, the Society
incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the District of Columbia. Today,
the Society's membership includes over twelve hundred (1,200) men and women
from thirty-five (35)countries. The Society remains active in the study and
promotion of canonical and pastoral approaches to significant issues within
the Latin and the Eastern Catholic Churches.
http://www.clsa.org/ to learn more about the Canon Law Society of
The Board of Trustees of the National Black Catholic Congress joyfully announces
The Daniel Rudd Fund for African American Catholic Activities
This Fund is a result of donations over many
years to the Congress to promote the ministry of African American Catholics.
The Fund is named in honor of Daniel Rudd, founder of the National Black
Catholic Congress and to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the convening
the First Congress at Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, DC.
Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary
Bishop of Chicago, will chair the committee which will disperse grants to
organizations which promote the Pastoral Plan of the Congress. The
priorities of the Plan are: 1) Holiness of Life, 2) Life and Dignity of
the Human Person, 3) Walking with the Saints, 4) Engaged in Parish Life
and Evangelization, 5) Faith Informed, 6) Schools too Valuable to Sell,
7) Reaching Out to the Next Generation, 8) Vocations-Every Catholics
Priority, 9) Getting Married and Staying Married, and 10) The Social
Look for more information on this great
blessing to our Church.
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