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2015 Simbang Gabi Novena of Masses

The Simbang Gabi, a Novena of Masses, first introduced in Mexico, was known as Misa de Aguinaldo. The Spanish missionaries brought the practice to...

Saint Julie’s Youth “Trick-or-Treat for Jesus,” Combining Witness with Worship

By Joanna Thurmann Nearly sixty youth in the Saint Julie’s Confirmation program, along with many siblings and parents, gave up their traditional Halloween to help...

Sponsors for Ordination Support Donates to The Catholic Community Foundation

Sponsors for Ordination Support (SOS), a non-profit association established in 1989 by Father Gary Thomas, then Diocesan Director of Vocations, and Jacque Butler, have...

Resettlement Officials Call for Admission of Syrian Refugees to U.S.

RYE, N.Y. (CNS) -- Fear of Syrian refugees entering the United States in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris is misplaced and antithetical...

Pray for peace, weep for world at war

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- "Jesus wept." Pope Francis opened his morning homily with those words as he spoke about the wars and violence engulfing...

Bishops at fall Assembly Approve USCCB Priorities, Plans for 2017-2020

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) -- The U.S. bishops Nov. 17 overwhelmingly approved priorities and strategic plans for the U.S. Conference of Catholic...

¡Viva Cristo Rey!

Por Lupita Vital Cruz Directora del Apostolado Hispano de el Diocese de San José. vital@dsj.org Rincón Catequético Sabías que la solemnidad de la fiesta de Cristo Rey fue...

“Oración para dar Gracias en Familia”

Papá o mamá: Padre que estás en el cielo, gracias por todas las cosas que tenemos, sabemos que son un regalo tuyo. Gracias porque...

Día de Gracias

Himno de Gracias: Gracias por el amor del cielo. Gracias por el inmenso mar. Gracias por el cantar del bosque. Aleluya. Gracias por el amor del mundo. Gracias por...

Choosing Wisely or Foolishly at Global Climate Conference

By Tony Magliano Internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist “A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the...