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How rice bowls can build a ‘culture of encounter’ this Lent

How rice bowls can build a ‘culture of encounter’ this Lent

By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News

Through its annual rice bowl initiative, Catholic Relief Services has announced it will be promoting a “culture of encounter” in its Lenten operation.

“At a time when there is so much conflict in the world, this…


Vatican to crack down on illegal sale of papal symbols, coat of arms

Vatican to crack down on illegal sale of papal symbols, coat of arms

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

On Wednesday the Vatican announced plans to monitor with a more careful eye those who print official images of the Pope or the Holy See and sell them for profit, intervening with “appropriate action” when necessary.


Florist who lost religious liberty case says all freedoms are at stake

Florist who lost religious liberty case says all freedoms are at stake

By Matt Hadro, CNA/EWTN News

A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court “violated” her freedoms by ruling against her on Thursday.

“What the court decided was that now the government…


In latest round of meetings, papal advisors cover court, bishop selection

In latest round of meetings, papal advisors cover court, bishop selection

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

Pope Francis and his Council of Cardinals met for the 18th time this week to continue discussion on reforming the Roman Curia, focusing on how new bishops are chosen and the streamlining of several offices, including…


Local News

Diocese celebrates World Marriage Day

This week, the One Voice publishes Deacon Neal Kay's homily from the diocesan celebration of World Marriage Day, Feb. 12, at the Cathedral of St. Paul. 


Diocese to celebrate 50th anniversary in 2019 with Eucharistic Congress

In this week's One Voice, Bishop Baker announces that the diocese is planning a Eucharistic Congress for June 28 & 29, 2019. The celebration will mark the diocese's 50th anniversary.


John Carroll girls’ basketball team wins 6A area 9 championship

John Carroll girls’ basketball team wins 6A area 9 championship

The John Carroll Cavaliers Varsity girls’ basketball team are the Class 6A Area 9 Champions! They won the area 9 championship tournament Feb. 10 in a heated battle at home against Bessemer City High School with a score of 73…


Alabama winner in longest married couple project announced by Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Alabama winner in longest married couple project announced by Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Robert and Phyllis Barrett of Cropwell are the 2017 State winners of the Longest Married Couple Project sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), the original faith based marriage enrichment program in this country. They have been married over 66 years…


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