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Thanksgiving Day Appeal for Protection of the Vulnerable

November 21, 2017 by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers a Thanksgiving Day message to the nation with special gratitude for the gift of immigrants and refugees.  Full statement follows: “As we...

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National Catholic Youth Conference

November 21, 2017 by Catholic News Service

The sound of more than 20,000 teens screaming and singing along with racuous music of Christian hip-hop band TobyMac was loud.   The sound of the same number of youths in silent prayer was deafening.   These external and...

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First World Day of the Poor

November 20, 2017 by Catholic News Service

People have a basic choice in the way they live: either striving to build up treasures on Earth or giving to others in order to gain heaven, Pope Francis said.   "What we invest in love remains...

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Obituary: Father Gerald Ragis

Father Gerald R. Ragis died Nov. 17 at University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.   Born...


St. Lawrence Church exterior gets 'facelift'

Recent improvements to the exterior of St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction are the result...


Movie review: 'Lady Bird'

"Lady Bird" (A24) is writer-director Greta Gerwig's sensitive autobiographical account of growing up in Sacramento...

Bishop's Fund Annual Appeal