A Pastoral Letter on the Common Good and Gambling: an appeal to reconsider HLB 20-48

Posted by - May 26, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Peace!  As your Bishop, I must exercise my obligation to inform you about several pending bills in our legislature that will affect the common good if enacted into law.  These pending bills deal with gambling. Leadership in a community is a sacred trust. It is the responsibility of everyone in the community – but particularly,

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The Tongues of Fire

Posted by - May 25, 2018

By: AMBROSE MILTON BENNETT “Go ye and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the father, son and holy-ghost”. This is one of the more notable verses in the Bible yet the use of tongue to spread God’s word has many rivals. The media of today has taken the lead in catching our

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DAMENGGU DISPUES DI PENTEKOSTES SANTISIMA TRINIDÅD

Posted by - May 25, 2018

FINE’NA NA TINAITAI                                                                   Dt 4, 32-34. 39-40 Un tinaitai ginin i Lepblun ‘Deuteronomy’   Ilek-ña si Moises nu i taotåo siha:  “Fanmamaisin på’gu taiguihi i antigu na tiempu, åntis di i tiempun-miyu, desdi atyu na tiempu anai ha na’huyung si Yu’us i taotåo gi hilu’ i tanu’; fanmamaisin desdi un puntan långit asta i ottru:  Kåo

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Pope Francis kisses a baby during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Church is a mother, not a bachelor, pope says at morning Mass

Posted by - May 25, 2018

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Without its feminine dimension, the Catholic Church risks becoming an old boys club and incapable of love, Pope Francis said. The church must “remain female” and “have this attitude of a wife and mother” who nurtures her children, the pope said in his homily May 21 during a morning Mass commemorating

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Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 23. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Confirmation gives Catholics strength to be led by God, pope says

Posted by - May 25, 2018

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Everyone who has received the sacrament of confirmation has received the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them the strength to follow God’s will, Pope Francis said. “Every one of us has the Spirit within us. The Spirit is in our heart, our soul,” the pope said

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Pope Francis poses for a photo with a delegation of two Irish families led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, right, during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 21. Also pictured is Cardinal Kevin Farrell, left, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. Catholics who participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August or pray with their families during the Aug. 21-26 event can receive a plenary indulgence, the Vatican announced. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pray for families, receive an indulgence, Vatican says

Posted by - May 25, 2018

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholics who participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August or pray with their families during the Aug. 21-26 event can receive a plenary indulgence, the Vatican announced. An indulgence is a remission of the temporal punishment a person is due for sins that have been forgiven. The

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Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, places the Laetare Medal on Sister Norma Pimentel May 20 at the university's 2018 commencement ceremony. Sister Pimentel, a member of the Missionaries of Jesus, is the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and longtime advocate for immigrants and refugees. (CNS photo/Matt Cashore, courtesy University of Notre Dame)

Catholic college graduates urged to make difference for those in need

Posted by - May 25, 2018

WASHINGTON (CNS) — University of Notre Dame graduates were asked May 21 to take stock of where they are going and what they will do with their talents. “Today you have the opportunity to decide what you will be beyond this point. Will you say yes to God’s plan in your life?” Sister Normal Pimentel,

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Saipan pilgrims from took a group photo at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. About 50 pilgrims from Saipan travelled to Rome for the meeting with Pope Francis to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Neo Catechumenal Way on May 5, 2018

Saipan Pilgrims Travelled to Rome for the 50th Anniversary of the Neocatechumenal Way

Posted by - May 25, 2018

By: Julie Anne Loong If you ask any of the pilgrims who participated early this month in the pilgrimage to Rome, to describe it in one word, they would reply with, “Beautiful.” In fact, it was more than beautiful. It was perfect. On April 26, 2018, Bishop Ryan Jimenez bestowed a send- off blessing on

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