His Excellency Ryan P. Jimenez, DD, led the Benediction Prayer in one of the altar stations outside Mt. Carmel Cathedral during Corpus Christi procession last Sunday.

Saipan’s Parishes Celebrate Corpus Christi

Posted by - June 25, 2017

From San Roque to San Antonio, parishes in Saipan celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) with the traditional procession of the Blessed Sacrament with the Solemn Blessing on the faithful. Altar stations beautifully decorated were set up around the church ground where the Blessed Sacrament carried by

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On a Range of Immigration Issues (Part 3)

Posted by - June 25, 2017

The basic question is how do you maintain a functional sense of self-rooted in your culture, when that culture is undergoing dramatic change? One approach is to try and freeze the culture and restrict outside forces that might increase the level of change in the culture. In general, this is the approach taken in Yap,

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What is YOUR daily goal?

Posted by - June 25, 2017

Here and there around the office there posted are some inspirational reminders of our daily mission. one colleague was inspired by a recent tweet from Pope Francis’ twitter account, @Ponti- fex and printed out copies to paste on our walls. At Karidat that is what we hope and strive to do on a daily basis.

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XII DAMENGGU GI UTDINÅRIU NA TIEMPU

Posted by - June 25, 2017

FINE’NA NA TINAITAI                                                                    Jer 20, l0-l3 Un tinaitai ginin i Lepblun i Prufeta as Jeremiah “Hunggan, hu hunguk i ñangun meggai na tåotåo: “Manna’ma’ñåo gi todu i bånda! Rinunsia! maila’ ya ta rinunsia gui’!” Todu atyu siha i ginin manamigu-hu manmaguf ma’a’atan i linachi-hu. ‘Siña ha’ goddon gi ekkudu; ya siempri manmanggånna hit, ya

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Once For All

Posted by - June 25, 2017

In the past Catholics would refer to the Mass as the “Holy Sacrifice of the Mass”. This particular saying would lead some to accuse Catholics as “Re-Sacrificing Christ”. Till today some say, “Why do Catholics celebrate the mass? Isn’t Jesus’ Sacrifice on Calvary enough to save and sanctify us? Do they just remember Jesus’ death?”.

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Marawi is the gateway to Lanao del Sur, a component province of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Philstar.com/John Unson.

Martyrdom ‘not remote possibility’ for Mindanao Catholics, priest says

Posted by - June 17, 2017

MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Martyrdom is “not a remote possibility” for Catholics in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao where a priest and several church staff members were abducted by gunmen last month, a Jesuit priest said. “I hope the hostages will stand for their faith,” said Jesuit Father Tim Ofracio, who is helping advance

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Sister Marie Dominic, right, professes her first vows as a cloistered nun May 28 at Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park, Calif. Sister Marie Dominic was an attorney and an evangelical Christian in Anchorage, Alaska, who joined the Catholic Church during her last months of law school. (CNS photo/courtesy Sister Marie Dominic)

Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

Posted by - June 17, 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif. (CNS) — Tara Clemens was an Anchorage, Alaska, attorney, and an evangelical Christian who joined the Catholic Church during her last months of law school. On May 28, she made first vows as Sister Marie Dominic of the Incarnate Word, a cloistered Dominican nun at Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park. With

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Dr. Tom Catena checks on a young patient in a wheelchair outside Mother of Mercy Hospital in Gidel, Sudan, in 2012. Catena, a U.S. Catholic physician and missionary who serves in Sudan, has received the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. (CNS photo/Jaco Klamer, courtesy CMMB)

U.S. Catholic honored as missionary, physician working in Sudan war zone

Posted by - June 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Hidden in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, a war zone for the past few years, a U.S. Catholic missionary, Dr. Tom Catena, ministers to a village of 750,000 people as the single medical doctor in the area. He says his faith is the primary motivation for his work and that he relies

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Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, speaks June 14 during the opening of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual spring assembly in Indianapolis. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)

Take courage, recognize grace, apostolic nuncio to U.S. tells bishops

Posted by - June 17, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the U.S., called the U.S. Catholic bishops to be missionary disciples through listening and fostering solidarity and a culture of encounter. He encouraged the U.S. bishops to view current challenges as “a time of grace.” “Take courage,” he said, when the “tasks of the new evangelization

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