Anointing of the Sick

Posted by - March 29, 2017

We have seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. They are divided into the following: Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist; Sacraments of Service: Marriage and Holy Orders; Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation/Confession and Anointing of the Sick. In this reflection, I would like to share on our Church’s understanding of the Anointing of the Sick. It

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The path toward corruption is a slippery road, pope says

Posted by - March 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians who trust in themselves rather than God eventually become unsympathetic to those in need and slide down the slippery path of corruption, Pope Francis said. People who place their trust in their own vanity, pride and riches lose their sense of direction and “distance themselves from God,” the pope said

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass March 20 at the Vatican's Domus Sanctae Marthae. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via EPA)

St. Joseph was a dreamer of quiet strength, pope says at morning Mass

Posted by - March 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and Jesus’ earthly father, was a “dreamer capable of accepting the task” entrusted to him by God, Pope Francis said. “This man takes God’s promise and brings it forward in silence with strength; he brings it forward so that whatever God wants is

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Good Friday collection supports church in the Holy Land

Posted by - March 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics commemorate Jesus’ passion on Good Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the church in the Holy Land with their prayers, financial contributions and possibly by making a pilgrimage. The global Holy Land Collection is taken up in most dioceses around the world on Good Friday, which is

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Pope Francis kneels before a priest to confess during a Lenten prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 17. (CNS photo/Evandro Inetti, pool)

Make confession more available, God’s heart is always open, pope says

Posted by - March 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Hear confession every time someone asks, Pope Francis said, and don’t ever put limited hours on the sacrament of reconciliation. “Please, let there never be those signs that say, ‘Confessions: Mondays and Wednesdays from this time to that time,’” he told hundreds of confessors and other participants attending an annual course

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A World Youth Day pilgrim becomes emotional as Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, England, hears her confession in 2016 in Krakow, Poland. While forgiveness is "a difficult mystery" to comprehend, the Gospel helps Christians understand that going to confession is more than just making some kind of "bank transaction," Pope Francis said during his March 21 morning Mass. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

Posted by - March 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners where one goes to remove the occasional stain, Pope Francis said. While forgiveness is “God’s great work of mercy,” Christians can take for granted the power of the sacrament of reconciliation and

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Pope Francis passes pilgrims holding China's national flag as he arrives for his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

World needs those who can bring God’s hope, consolation, pope says

Posted by - March 24, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christian hope is built on patiently enduring everything life brings and knowing how to see God’s presence and love everywhere, Pope Francis said. God “never tires of loving us” as he “takes care of us, dressing our wounds with the caress of his goodness and his mercy, meaning, he consoles us

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MCS CONGRATULATES HER SPEECH AND DEBATE KNIGHTS

Posted by - March 24, 2017

Mount Carmel School congratulates her speech and debate Knights who rocked the recently held NSDA Speech and Debate Regional Competition: Nate Snodgrass 1st USX; 2nd Comm; Imp; PO; Reica Ramirez 2nd FX; 5th OO; Finalist ST; PRl Monica Usi 2nd PO; 4th OO; Semi-Finalist Expos; PO; Joshua Santos 3rd FX; 3rd Comm; Imp; PO; Jeff

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Photo taken with Rita and family the evening Rita shared her story at Maturana.

A SAINT FOR OUR ISLANDS
Rita’s Story: The intercession of Mother Margarita – February 1960

Posted by - March 24, 2017

The following is Rita’s sharing of what she recalls happened to her as told to her by her mother. In the beginning of February 1960, the Mayor, Ignacio Benavente, announced from a loud speaker that was secured high up on a pole in Susupe Village, that there was a measles outbreak on the island of

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Dr. Rita A. Sablan, chairwoman of the newly established Bishop's Committee on Diocesan Pastoral Planning spoke to Bishop Ryan and the clergy of the diocese regarding the work the committee is doing laying down the ground work on the new Pastoral Planning.

Bishop Ryan Established Committee to Initiate Diocesan Pastoral Plan

Posted by - March 24, 2017

“I want it to be ‘our plan’ as one people of God.” “The real work is ahead of us!” said Bishop Ryan once months ago to the clergy, as the diocese was in the middle of the preparation for his ordination and installation as the next bishop of Chalan Kanoa. he was referring of course

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