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St. Sixtus III, Pope
Posted on 03/29/2023 00:00 AM (CNA - Saint of the Day)
Feast date: Mar 28
Not much is known about the history and youth of St. Sixtus, but we do know that he was born in Rome, Italy and ascended to the papacy in 432.
As the 44th Pope, he approved the results of the Council of Ephesus and actively protested against the heresies of Nestorianism and Pelagianism. He restored many Roman basilicas and corresponded frequently with St. Augustine of Hippo.
He died on August 18 in the year 440 of natural causes.
Now is time to build new world without inequality, injustice, pope says
Posted on 04/19/2020 07:58 AM (CNS Blog)
Pope Francis’ ‘journalism for peace’ starts with you
Posted on 08/2/2018 17:54 PM (Blog)
Is it just me or is the truth getting harder to find? It seems there is an increasing disagreement in our country over how to interpret both the news and the Good News. For example, let me make my biases clear: The Bible tells me to welcome immigrants. Here’s where I’m getting that from: “When […]
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Flint’s holy water
Posted on 04/30/2018 16:46 PM (Blog)
In the spring of 2016, as a graduate student at Michigan State University, I spent some time in Flint interviewing residents and business owners on how they were dealing with the lead crisis. I attended Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church in Flint and was heartbroken to see the drinking fountains and faucets […]
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How to talk to your children about Jesus’ death
Posted on 03/27/2018 19:01 PM (Blog)
“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” blares from the Echo Dot sitting on our kitchen counter. We listen to it so much, my 3-year-old daughter Dahlia perfectly mimics the announcement of it in that sing-songy computer voice of Alexa’s. “‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ by Gene Autry,” they report in unison, with the first syllable in […]
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A Catholic celebrates Persian new year
Posted on 03/22/2018 13:12 PM (Blog)
I observe two new year celebrations in three months. First, I celebrate New Year’s Day on January 1. Every year, I watch the ball drop at midnight on television, sing “Auld Lang Syne” with family and friends, and sleep in late the next day after celebrating the night before. But the big new year celebration […]
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Keeping faith despite the worst kind of sins
Posted on 02/23/2018 13:07 PM (Blog)
I felt welcome at Michigan State University right away. My journalism professors gave me the tools I needed to succeed in my profession, and I made some great friends. I even found a nice Catholic church within walking distance from campus—St. John Church and Student Center, part of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in the Lansing […]
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Puerto Rico: ‘An unprecedented level of need’
Posted on 11/6/2017 11:35 AM (CNS Blog)
Historic Tomb of Michelangelo and altarpiece in dire need of repairs
Posted on 10/11/2017 06:19 AM (CNS Blog)
A look back at the Legion of Decency
Posted on 08/17/2017 10:10 AM (CNS Blog)