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Fausin Weber, headmaster, left, and Deacon Brian Edwards, chair of the theology department at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., were doused with ice water in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" at half time at the school's Aug. 22 football game. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)
September 2nd, 2014

Ice bucket challenge brings attention to pro-life research center

Few people think of Iowa City, Iowa, as a hotbed of medical research. But in a roundabout way more Catholics are beginning to take notice of a Catholic, pro-life medical research center.

September 3rd, 2014

Our Mother of Consolation families gather for prayer on eve of first day of school

Our Mother of Consolation School holds it’s annual Prayer Convocation with over 200 students, families and staff in the parish church on the eve of the first day of school. The annual gathering was created by Our Mother of Consolations’ Spirituality Committee. Reverend Robert L. Bazzoli, O.S.F.S., pastor of Our Mother of Consolation led the school community in prayer.

September 2nd, 2014

North Wales parish makes religious ed fun in summer

Children at St. Rose of Lima learned about saints around the world during the Montgomery County parish’s first-ever Vacation Bible School last month.

September 2nd, 2014

Ice bucket challenge brings attention to pro-life research center

Few people think of Iowa City, Iowa, as a hotbed of medical research. But in a roundabout way more Catholics are beginning to take notice of a Catholic, pro-life medical research center.

September 2nd, 2014

First wave of Iraqis, some of whom helped U.S., feel trapped in Jordan

Iraqi refugees who fled sectarian violence following the 2003-U.S.-led invasion are fearful they could fall between the cracks as aid agencies scramble to help fresh arrivals escaping Islamic State brutality.

September 2nd, 2014

Cardinal pleas for solidarity with Iraq’s Christians after CUA Mass

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington made an impassioned plea for solidarity with persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria and strongly urged that voices be raised against atrocities being committed there.

September 2nd, 2014

Scottish archbishops urge Catholics to vote in independence referendum

Scotland’s archbishops have encouraged Catholics to vote in the forthcoming referendum on independence — and to pay attention to the issue of religious freedom.

September 2nd, 2014

Pope blesses international, interfaith soccer match for peace

Taking up a suggestion from Pope Francis, Argentine Diego Maradona and other soccer stars past and present played an “Interreligious Match for Peace” and tolerance Sept. 1, drawing some 20,000 spectators to Rome’s Olympic Stadium.

September 2nd, 2014

Movie review: As Above, So Below

Claustrophobics beware: Set mostly in the network of catacombs that lie beneath Paris, the second-rate chiller “As Above, So Below” (Universal) is not the film for you.

September 1st, 2014

St. Joseph Parish, Spring City

Prayers, fellowship and good food were all shared by members of St. Joseph Parish in Spring City, Chester County, on Sunday, Aug. 24. View photos from the mass here. (Video by Sarah Webb)

August 30th, 2014

Latest papal push for peace spans a century, at least

During World War I Pope Benedict XV was roundly ignored and criticized for trying to end that war. He established a tradition of efforts to make peace for subsequent popes, including his namesake Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

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Our Mother of Consolation families gather for prayer on eve of first day of school

Our Mother of Consolation School holds it’s annual Prayer Convocation with over 200 students, families and staff in the parish church on the eve of the first day of school. The annual gathering was created by Our Mother of Consolations’ Spirituality Committee. Reverend Robert L. Bazzoli, O.S.F.S., pastor of Our Mother of Consolation led the school community in prayer.

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