Long Lasting Local Weddings Celebrated at Catholic Mass

Long Lasting Local Weddings Celebrated at Catholic Mass

Numerous local couples are celebrating their long-running weddings at a particular mass sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. The church’s yearly Marriage Jubilee Mass was held Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More in Arlington. The diocese’s retiring bishop, Paul Loverde, presided over the mass. Among those that participated are 150 couples celebrating their 25th anniversary and 109 couples celebrating their 50th anniversary. That is more than 9,000 years of union united. Original story from the Associated…

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Should Confession be Evaluated by Our Catholic Church?

Should Confession be Evaluated by Our Catholic Church?

Much has been written (thanks, PG faith writer Peter Smith) lately concerning the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh’s six-county 2018 reorganization and consolidation of its staying 192 parishes. This will be executed to counteract the loss of parishioners, deficiency of priests and growing debt in the diocese. Named “On Mission for the Church Alive,” this restructuring, for me, is a temporary repair that does little to address the continuing and accelerating attrition of practicing Roman Catholics in the Pittsburgh Diocese. And,…

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New Horizons for Catholicism in India

New Horizons for Catholicism in India

President Barack Obama’s red carpet this week the first state visit of Obama’s presidency, for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, is clearly calculated to deepen ties with among the world’s emerging superpowers. With a huge population of 1.2 billion, India has consistently been a possible world-wide titan, but now it’s increasingly using that ability. An underappreciated stage about India’s rise, nevertheless, is that it’s also home to some of the remarkable increase in Christianity everywhere on earth. That contains the…

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