Argentina's flag is seen as Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 11. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Nothing is in vain, nothing is resistant to love, pope says at audience

Posted by - October 14, 2017

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians are never pessimistic, resigned or weak, thinking life is an unstoppable train careening out of control, Pope Francis said. Throughout history, every day is seen as a gift from God and “every morning is a blank page that Christians start writing on” with their good works and charity, he said

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World Mission Sunday 2017

Posted by - October 14, 2017

World Mission Sunday, promoted by the Society of the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice. In his message earlier this year, Pope Francis said: “World Mission Day is a good opportunity for enabling the missionary heart of

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“The Good & Bad Fault Finder”

Posted by - October 14, 2017

By Pastor L. O. Taylor & Ambrose M. Bennett Finding fault is a natural hu- man phenomenon that we can’t help because it is in our nature to get things right or to have things our way. We often look at things and people just so we can determine if the person is OK or

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Rota celebrates feast of Patron San Francisco de Borja

Posted by - October 14, 2017

By: Edward C. Maratita, Jr. The San Francisco de Borja fiesta is a popular way people on Rota share their faith, culture, and tradition. An event typically tied to the celebration of the island’s patron saint, Mass and a procession are followed by a fiesta, which is a great way for visitors to Rota to

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CCD catechists from all the parishes in Saipan attended the First Catechetical Formation at San Antonio Parish last Monday. Fr. Jason Granado led the reflection on the Human Person. This series of catechetical formation is organized by Sr. Nina Caccam, SJBP and the Office of Religious Education.

CCD Catechists Reflected on the Human Person for their First Catechetical Formation

Posted by - October 14, 2017

The word: ‘anthropology’ is not something anyone will hear on an ordinary day but last Monday, CCD catechists from all parishes spent the whole morning reflecting on the human person as properly understood by the Church. Fr. Jason Granado, presented the different understanding of the human person, from the perspective of modern philosophers, from the

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St. Jude Apostle of Jesus

Posted by - October 14, 2017

Here at St. Jude Parish, we are currently preparing for our parish fiesta to honor our patron. In these upcoming reflections, I would like to share some aspects of St. Jude’s life and how we can learn from him to follow Jesus more faithfully. I want to begin by sharing some of St. Jude’s background.

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4th grade Mount Carmel School students represent the CNMI.

Mount Carmel School celebrates Cultural Diversity

Posted by - October 12, 2017

Despite fears about rain and a few sprinkles, the sun came out in full force last Friday just in time for Mount Carmel School’s annual celebration of Cultural Diversity Day. As part of the festivities, MCS students celebrated over a dozen cultures with a parade, cultural dances, and performances. The celebration featured the following grade

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