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Thursday, November 27, 2014
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  • Volunteers at SHARE Network help deliver 10,000 turkeys in time for Thanksgiving

    In the middle of a cold warehouse lined to the top with cases of food, a group of volunteers held hands and prayed. “Let’s do ordinary things extraordinarily well,” said Jaynee Acevedo, executive director of SHARE Food Network. They then formed an assembly line and began to pack boxes with macaroni, vegetables, pie and a turkey.

  • Pope Francis confirms he will visit Philadelphia in September

    Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America.

  • Maryland parish and school remember doctor who died of Ebola as hero and man of faith

    Dr. Martin Salia, the Maryland Catholic doctor who died Nov. 17 after contracting the Ebola virus while serving in his native Sierra Leone, was remembered by his family and parish priest as a man who loved God and who loved to serve others.



    
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  • St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson urged residents of Ferguson, Mo., to “Choose peace!” He made the comment in a statement Nov. 24 following the issuance of a grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the August shooting death of teenager Michael Brown, an African-American.

     
  • Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America.

     
  • Dr. Martin Salia, the Maryland Catholic doctor who died Nov. 17 after contracting the Ebola virus while serving in his native Sierra Leone, was remembered by his family and parish priest as a man who loved God and who loved to serve others.

     
  • St. Elizabeth Parish celebrates 50th anniversary
    Hosting a carnival, holding a talk on the “Francis Effect” and inviting Cardinal Wuerl to celebrate Mass are just a few of the ways members of St. Elizabeth in Rockville are celebrating their 50th anniversary as a parish.

     
  • Maryland parish and school remember doctor who died of Ebola as hero and man of faith

    Dr. Martin Salia, the Maryland Catholic doctor who died Nov. 17 after contracting the Ebola virus while serving in his native Sierra Leone, was remembered by his family and parish priest as a man who loved God and who loved to serve others.



     
  • White Mass celebrates the gifts of people with special needs
    Most of the people attending the annual White Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral on Oct. 26 wore white, as a means of recalling the vows made at baptism, that all are called to live as adopted sons and daughters of the Father. Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated the Archdiocese of Washington’s annual Mass honoring people with special needs and those who serve them.

     
  • Pope Francis confirms he will visit Philadelphia in September

    Pope Francis said he would attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September, making it the first confirmed stop on what is expected to be a more extensive papal visit to North America.

     
  • Thanksgiving Letter to Priests
    Dear Brother Priest,

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, in a special way I want to express my personal appreciation to you and all of our brother priests who are missionary disciples of the New Evangelization, helping to bring people closer to Christ.
     
  • 5 ways to put the thanks back in Thanksgiving
    I love Thanksgiving. It has the family, the food and the laughter without all the expectations and commercialism. Christmas can be hard because it has to compete in people’s minds against all the movie and Christmas versions. But, how many Thanksgiving movies are there? 

     
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