Satan hates salt in the eye

Have you ever spilled the salt and been told to throw it over your shoulder? Know why? To protect you from evil. This superstition has been known … Read More

Thousands attend feast day at shrine

CHAMPION — It was Cathy DiPirro’s third visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. This time, the Melrose, Mass., resident brought 18 friends. Cardinal … Read More

Parish Bulletin Inserts

Use the link(s) to bulletin inserts on this page to download content you can use in your parish bulletin to remind your parishioners of the value of … Read More

Hobby Lobby wins injunction against HHS mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge in Oklahoma City July 19 granted a temporary injunction to the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, saying it would not have to comply with the federal health care law mandating that employers provide coverage of contraceptives in their health insurance plans. Read More


Vatican says Catholics have obligation to aid, defend refugees

World has 16 million refugees and 21 million trafficked people

VATICAN CITY — Catholic laity have an obligation to root out traces of xenophobia in their hearts and recognize refugees as their brothers and sisters — children of God whose dignity must be protected, said a new Vatican document.

“Welcoming Christ in Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons,” a document of pastoral guidelines for providing material and spiritual assistance to people forced to leave their homes was published June 6 by the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers and the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, which promotes and coordinates Catholic charitable activity.

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