Catholic Courier

Pope: Mary shows what good comes from wholehearted 'yes' to God
Pope: Mary shows what good comes from wholehearted 'yes' to God CNS photo by Paul Haring
December 8, 2016

Although she was just a humble young woman from a small town, Mary's total "yes" to God was "the most important 'yes' of history" and overturned Adam and Eve's prideful "no," which unleashed sin into the world, Pope Francis said.

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Hopes for Sheen transfer still high despite granting of emergency stay
Hopes for Sheen transfer still high despite granting of emergency stay
December 6, 2016

Hopes buoyed in the Diocese of Peoria by a Nov. 17 court ruling allowing Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's family to transfer the sainthood candidate's remains from New York to Peoria were tempered by an emergency stay being granted to the Archdiocese of New York, which planned to appeal the ruling.

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Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor 'such a powerful event'
Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor 'such a powerful event'
December 5, 2016
A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is "such a powerful event."
 
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Ministry has clothed the poor for 25 years
Ministry has clothed the poor for 25 years
December 5, 2016

For more than 25 years, Matthew's Closet has been following the Gospel call to clothe those in need, keeping the ministry alive even after going bankrupt more than a decade ago.

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Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires
Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires
December 1, 2016
Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region Nov. 29, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.
 
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Vote in our Advent coloring and art contest
Vote in our Advent coloring and art contest
December 1, 2016

It is time to vote in our Coloring/Art Contest. 

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Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro's death
Pope, archbishop express condolences over Fidel Castro's death
November 28, 2016

In a video message, Cuban President Raul Castro announced the Nov. 25 death of his 90-year-old brother and longtime Cuban leader and Communist icon whom many in Latin America know by just one name: Fidel.

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2016 Advent Calendar
2016 Advent Calendar
November 26, 2016

The Catholic Courier has planned special ways to mark Advent with an online, multimedia calendar. 

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