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U.S. Catholic health care workers, dioceses respond to Ebola crisis

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Tabiri Chukunta has been trying to get the word out to the West African community in New Jersey that their families and friends in Liberia need to put on hold, at least temporarily, cultural traditions of greeting people affectionately and washing bodies of the dead.


First African Heritage Mass deemed a rousing success

Singers and dancers led the rollicking, joyous celebration of the first annual African Heritage Mass Oct. 19 at St. Cyprian Church in West Philadelphia. (Photo by Sarah Webb) Posted on October 22nd, 2014

The Mass welcomed African Catholics from at least 10 nations to St. Cyprian Church in West Philadelphia last Sunday. Their strong singing voices and instruments set the standard for a joyful liturgy — they even danced with joy to bring up the collection.


Catholic involvement helps Girl Scouts feed their ‘hunger for the holy’

A Girl Scout from Utah recites the Girl Scout promise prior to Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City Oct. 18. (CNS photo/Erick Rommel) Posted on October 22nd, 2014

One hundred years ago, Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore endorsed the work of the Girl Scouts and their relationship with the Catholic Church.


Amid insurgency, Iraqi priest is guardian angel of ancient manuscripts

Dominican Father Najeeb Michaeel works on a manuscript at his restoration laboratory in Qaraqosh, Iraq, prior to Aug. 6. Father Michaeel and his team moved 1,300 manuscripts dating from the 14th to 19th centuries before Islamic State militants invaded Qaraqosh Aug. 6. (CNS photo/courtesy of Centre Numerique des Manuscrits Orientaux) Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Just as the so-called Monuments Men salvaged European masterpieces stolen by Nazi forces during World War II, a Dominican priest is protecting priceless manuscripts from falling into the hands of rampaging militants in northern Iraq.


Liturgical items top agenda at USCCB general meeting in Baltimore

In this 2013 file photo, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pray before an afternoon session during the bishops' annual fall meeting in Baltimore. Liturgical matters will take center stage during this year's meeting, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore.


As elections approach, Catholic leaders say they see a new Ukraine

Shadows of Ukrainian soldiers holding a flag in Kiev, Ukraine, are seen, Oct. 20, as they stand guard near the parliament building. Leaders of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said they see a new Ukraine emerging as their country prepares for upcoming elections. (CNS photo/ Sergey Dolzhenko, EPA) Posted on October 22nd, 2014

The task of the Catholic Church is not only to teach people how to pray, but how to live authentically Christian lives, two leaders of the Ukrainian Catholic Church said.


Libya church pledges to continue mission despite new fighting

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Catholic clergy in eastern Libya vowed to continue ministering to local church members despite an upsurge in fighting around the provincial capital of Benghazi.


Franciscan sister, a teacher for 55 years in archdiocese, dies at 93

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Sister Rose Immaculate Waller, 93, died Oct. 21 in Assisi House, Aston. She had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 71 years. She ministered mostly in education, and was an avid and widely exhibited nature photographer.


Prayer partners meet on feast of Guardian Angels

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

The kindergarten and seventh grade prayer partners from Presentation B.V.M. School, Cheltenham, met for the first time Oct. 2.


Doylestown holiday craft fair

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Doylestown will host its 36th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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