Father Larry Dowling, pastor of St. Agatha Parish in Chicago, shares his annual Christmas poem. This year’s offering is titled, “Annunciation.” Click here for the poem.
Archives for December 2014
Two Catholic media outlets have listed news highlights for 2014. Catholic News Service (Dec. 12, 2014) compiled a list of 30 events by date that dominated news from the Vatican. For the CNS list, click here. Zenit News Agency (Dec. 30, 2014), conducted an interview with Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican […]
“When I was in the seminary, this wasn’t on the radar screen,” Father Brian Gross said, referring to the radically reformed economic and social landscape of northwestern North Dakota. That landscape changed very quickly since the energy industry brought the process of hydraulic fracturing or fracking, as it is commonly known, to the Bakken […]
Professional Development Webinar Series – Ave Maria Press in partnership with the National Association for Lay Ministry, National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, and National Federation of Priests’ Councils presents: Chasing the Devil Out of Your Parish: Recognizing and Resisting Evil in Everyday Parish Life Presenter – Father Louis J. Cameli, author of the Devil You […]
In some sense the Christmas story is one of borders. The Gospel of Luke tells us that the Holy Family’s journey begins with a population divided, a census of “the whole world…each to his own town” (2:1-3). And, in the Gospel of Matthew, Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, then flee to Egypt, then settle […]