On February 11, the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Blessed Mother Mary appeared in France to Bernadette Soubirous. The Blessed Mother asked that we pray for the conversion of sinners. Lourdes is now one of the favored places for Catholics to visit and pray. Pope John Paul wrote a beautiful prayer in honor
The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities is a member of LCWR and supports its position regarding the sexual abuse of women religious. LCWR Statement on the Sexual Abuse of Catholic Sisters by Clergy: Catholic sisters who have been sexually abused by priests have not always reported this crime for the same reasons
by Sister Barbara Whelan OSF "God is Love" Dear God, Since yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised, I want to write and thank you for being in my life, for all the love and blessings you have given me: my caring friends, the strength you give me each day and for all the
World Cancer Day focuses on cancer awareness and how to take action against the disease. Let us pray... Find more prayers for healing cancer - click here
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The Catholic Exchange shares the powerful story of St. Marianne Cope who is the patron saint of Hansen's Disease, once referred to as leprosy. "She is the patron saint of outcasts whose lifetime of love and work provided a mother to the motherless." Read more
Sister Conchetta LoPresti, OSF, and WNY Franciscan Associate Marie Lelek recently attended the National Catholic Office for the Deaf conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Read what they had to say about the conference and ministering to the deaf in this article posted in the North Texas Catholic.
By S. Marion Moeser, OSF Two events, one recent and one upcoming, prompt this reflection. On Oct. 12, 2018, eleven Jews in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were murdered as they gathered for Sabbath services. This evil was met with a righteous outcry from almost all Americans, and rightly so. On Jan. 25,
"Looking for new ways to worship this year? Here are some options to consider.... https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/three-tips-for-worshipping-well
The National Catholic Reporter, Dec 21, 2018 - Attorneys providing services, often pro bono, recount challenges like shifting rules and long commutes.