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Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 26, 2017
  Feb. 26, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time      Cycle A. Readings:       1) Isaiah 49:14-15       Psalm 62:2-3, 6-7, 8-9       2) 1 Corinthians 4:1-5       Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic News Service I will be … Continue reading

Protecting children: Healing needs listening, respect, justice
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Fourth in a series) ROME — When Pope Francis came to the United States in September 2015, many people followed his trip with excitement. Much attention was paid to the Holy Father’s visit to … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 19, 2017
  Feb. 19, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18       Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10, 12-13       2) 1 Corinthians 3:16-23       Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48   By Jean Denton Catholic News Service A grieving … Continue reading

Protecting children: Being our brother’s keeper
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Third in a series) ROME — On Monday, classes at the Gregorian kicked into full gear for the Diploma in Safeguarding of Minors. We were happy to have the opportunity to begin the day … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 12, 2017
Feb. 12, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Sirach 15:15-20       Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34       2) 1 Corinthians 2:6-10       Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37   By Sharon K. Perkins Catholic News Service Most people … Continue reading

Protecting children: Taking stock of stereotypes
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (Second in a series) ROME — They say stereotypes exist for a reason. Well, the first person my wife Kim and I met in Rome was named Mario. How much more cliche can it get … Continue reading

Faith leaders’ ongoing reaction to Trump ban on refugees
UPDATED Feb. 10. WASHINGTON (CNS) — This morning the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration welcomed the federal appeals court ruling Feb. 9 that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees from … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, Feb. 5, 2017
Feb. 5, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Isaiah 58:7-10       Psalm 112:4-9       2) 1 Corinthians 2:1-5       Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16   By Deacon Mike Ellerbrock Catholic News Service When Jesus tells his disciples, … Continue reading

Protecting children: U.S. bishops’ staffer heads to Rome for specialized studies
By Drew Dillingham Catholic News Service (First in a series) ROME — Since the 16th century, 16 popes have been students at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. I will never be the 17th — just ask my wife. Instead, … Continue reading

Word to Life — Sunday Scripture readings, Jan. 29, 2017
  Jan. 29, Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A. Readings:       1) Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13       Psalm 146:6-10       2) 1 Corinthians 1:26-31       Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a   By Jean Denton Catholic News Service Once a week, I help … Continue reading