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At our historically German-ethnic parish, the priest wore rose vestments (of the more pinkish hue). I finally saw that while there is no actual Advent wreath (which, of course, is not required by anyone or anything anyway), there are four […]

Bishop Doran of Rockford undergoes surgery for lung cancer: Catholic priests across the Rockford area break some hard news to their parishioners during Saturday evening mass, telling them Bishop Thomas Doran has been diagnosed with lung cancer. …. the Bishop […]

Who’s rejoicing? The news photogs assigned to the Sunday Angelus. Finally, they’ve got a slightly different setting in which to frame their subject: Photo credit. And his message – truly pastoral, realistic and faith-full: Today there were many children in […]

In case you missed it a couple of weeks ago – Dorothy Day’s Advent reflections, penned in 1966 for Ave Maria magazine. From week 3: on chastity. HOW PRESUMPTUOUS it is to try to treat of such a subject in […]

Thoughts from Michael: We may be overly familiar with this Christmas story to notice what it might be telling us. What exactly is a sign? It is not an end in and of itself but rather points to a greater […]

Some posts and other things: What is Gaudete Sunday? Fr. Rob looks forward to Mass at his parish: The proper chants for this Mass speak of and, it seems to me, embody the joyful expectation we have in this season […]

Thought I’d let you know in case you were going to be anywhere near Bari, Italy before May: The story of St. Nicholas and the extraordinary richness and variety of the art devoted to him are the themes of a […]

A nice profile: Ask Sister Christina why she chose the Poor Clares, and she answers quickly: "Their spirituality." It is, she says, a love of Jesus that manifests itself in a deep concern for the world. "You love the world […]

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