“It is only through the grace of the Almighty’s Holy Spirit that we are here this evening as members of the Roman Catholic Church and Black Americans!” Those words still echo as they were proclaimed several years ago by a Black Roman Catholic priest during a parish mission.
As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is promoting “Days with Religious” initiatives and resources to help families learn about the consecrated life of religious men and women. Activities will focus on sharing experiences of prayer, service and community life with those living a consecrated life.
The glittering pumpkin centerpieces were in place on all the tables. The room was filled with jazz against a backdrop of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” The roasted turkey, piping hot potatoes, casseroles and homemade pumpkin pies were proudly on display.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church is sponsoring Sealy Education Initiatives (SEI), a summer internship program providing college students with personal and professional growth through hands-on learning experiences.
John L. Allen Jr., associate editor of the Boston Globe and senior Vatican analyst for CNN, shared his personal stories and insights on Pope Francis during the annual Monsignor William D. Steele Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 30 at St. Mary’s Seminary. His talk was entitled, “Reflections on Pope Francis, the Synod and New Trends in the Church.”
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