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The Miraculous Medal: St Maximilian Kolbe’s weapon for evangelization

The Miraculous Medal: St Maximilian Kolbe’s weapon for evangelization

By Courtney Grogan, CNA

As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal.

“Even though a person be the worst sort, if only…


International scholars express concerns about John Paul II Institute

International scholars express concerns about John Paul II Institute

By CNA

A group of 49 academics from universities around the world has asked the administrators of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome to reinstate several faculty members recently dismissed from the institute.

Contributors to the recently completed Dizionario su…


Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi

Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi

By Ed Condon, CNA

The Diocese of Scranton has begun an investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of the rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

“Bishop Joseph Bambera, Bishop of…


Pope Francis: Divine Mercy is found in Christ’s wounds

Pope Francis: Divine Mercy is found in Christ’s wounds

By Courtney Grogan, CNA

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on Christ’s wounds, which he said contain the difficulties and persecutions endured by people who suffer today.

“Touch the wounds of Jesus,” Pope Francis said April 28. “The wounds…


Local News

New Director: Catholic Schools Offices welcomes Margaret Dubose

New Director: Catholic Schools Offices welcomes Margaret Dubose

By Bishop Robert J. Baker, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama

I am pleased to announce that Margaret Dubose will be joining the diocese as the new Director of the Catholic Schools Office. She succeeds outgoing Director pro tempore Julie Emory-Johnson.

Mrs.…


A lifetime of service: Mary Alice “Sally” Crockett retires

By Msgr. Michael Sexton, Contributions by Ann Lanzi and Mary Dillard

It is hard to imagine the One Voice without Sally Crockett. For nineteen years she has served as managing editor at the newspaper. Before that she served for twenty-nine years…


Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Diocese of Birmingham

Annunciation of the Lord (Decatur)

(English & en español) Monday, 6:10 - 6:45 p.m.; Tuesday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Wednesday, 6:10 - 6:45 p.m.; Thursday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Friday, 11-11:45 a.m.; Saturday, 4-4:45 p.m. & 6-6:45 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. &12:30-1:15 p.m.

 


Father Lambert Greenan, OP, obituary

Father Lambert Greenan was born Laurence Greenan on January 11, 1917, in that part of Newry that is in County Armagh. He was educated first by the Mercy Sisters. One day, when he was seven years old, his family attended…


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