Pope preaches peace, cooperation, resilience to a Congo ‘gasping for breath’

By Cindy Wooden | Catholic News ServiceWednesday, February 1, 2023 Pope Francis and Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi attend a meeting with authorities and members of the diplomatic corps in the…

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Pastor’s homilies inspire grand-prize winning quilt block

Lily Neace Lily Neace listens carefully when her pastor, Father Steve Thoma, gives his homilies. In memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., Father Steve was recently talking about how we…

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The Beatitudes

Dear Friends in Christ,  On the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, as we listened to Matthew’s gospel account of Jesus teaching the crowd the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12a), I thought of…

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Health care is a universal right, not a luxury, Pope Francis says

By Carol Glatz | CNS Rome Wednesday, January 18, 2023 VATICAN CITY — Health care is not a luxury, it is a right that belongs to everyone, Pope Francis told health…

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Catholic high schools honoring graduates in special ways

By LYNN VENHAUSContributing Writer Mater Dei High School Principal Dennis Litteken wanted to honor the 107 seniors graduating this year in a special way—so he had yard signs made and…

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Una Voluntaria Continúa Su Ministerio en el Sur

Articulo y fotos de Liz QUIRIN editor del Mensajero Una abuelita diminutiva es una potencia en el ministerio hispano en el área de Anna, Carbondale y Cobden. A los 78…

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El Comité Hispano Trabaja Duro en Caseyville

Por más de dos años siete miembros de la Parroquia de San Esteban en Caseyville se han reunido cada mes como el Comité Hispano para planificar las actividades y discutir…

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Asesora familiar se une a la Oficina del Ministerio Hispano

Articulo y fotos de Liz QUIRIN editor del Mensajero Ministerio Hispano en el Decanato Norte Central se ha transformado en una invitación a salir de las sombras a la luz y…

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Spiritual values in Oscar films?

By MSGR. JOHN MYLERCulture Columnist Ten films have been nominated for the Academy Ward as…

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Pope Benedict and The Chosen

By MSGR. JOHN MYLERCulture Columnist It’s said that Pope Benedict’s favorite TV program was Kommissar…

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