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The Holy Spirit makes our works effective, Pope Francis says

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News

The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be effective 'salt and light' in the world, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.

Like Jesus…


Foreign bishops respond to German intercommunion proposal

Foreign bishops respond to German intercommunion proposal

CNA/EWTN News

Several bishops from outside Germany have critiqued a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some limited circumstances, citing the proposal’s effects on their own local Churches.

The proposal has been…


Take Mary into your home, LA archbishop says on new Marian feast

Take Mary into your home, LA archbishop says on new Marian feast

CNA/EWTN News

The Archbishop of Los Angeles encouraged Catholics to love the Blessed Virgin Mary as their mother during a Mass commemorating a newly-proclaimed Catholic feast day.

“Jesus wants you to take Mary into your homes – into your lives…


Wounded veterans seek healing and peace in the waters of Lourdes

Wounded veterans seek healing and peace in the waters of Lourdes

CNA/EWTN News

American veterans in search of healing attended a recent pilgrimage to Lourdes, through the Archdiocese for Military Services and the Knights of Columbus.

Among the pilgrims was Charles Baldinger, a West Point-educated infantry officer who had to retire…


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Year of St. Joseph Plenary Indulgence

Year of St. Joseph Plenary Indulgence

We have now received the details of the Plenary Indulgence for the Year of St. Joseph that the Holy Father has granted to the Diocese. Like with the foregoing Marian year, shrines for gaining this indulgence may be designated throughout…


Year of St. Joseph

Prayer To Saint Joseph for vocations

O glorious St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, behold, the great need for priests and consecrated religious here in the Diocese of Birmingham!

Help the good men and women whom God is calling…


Year of St. Joseph Pastoral Letter

My Dear Friends in Christ:

Greetings in the Risen Lord!

The Marian Year that we have been observing (May 13, 2017 – May 13, 2018) has been a time of grace for our diocese, encouraging us all to draw near…


Thank You, Bishop Foley! His Last Days Spent Saying ‘Thank You’ to Everyone

By Bishop Robert J. Baker

Bishop David E. Foley’s death on Tuesday, April 17th, at 7:0l p.m. culminated a life totally given over in service to God and the People of God. One could say that he literally died with…


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