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Nuns, guns and the Wild West: the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

Nuns, guns and the Wild West: the extraordinary tale of Sr. Blandina

By Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News

Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale.


According to legend, and to…


Don’t ‘photoshop’ your heart – be who you are, Pope tells young Peruvians

Don’t ‘photoshop’ your heart – be who you are, Pope tells young Peruvians

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

On Sunday Pope Francis told Peruvian youth that Jesus doesn't want disciples who have been “photoshopped” to perfection, but like the great saints of the past, God calls people to follow him with trust and…


The world needs you, Francis tells young people at children’s home

The world needs you, Francis tells young people at children’s home

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News

Speaking to kids at a home for orphaned and abandoned children on Friday, Pope Francis said they have much to offer the world by being themselves and sharing their experiences.

“The world needs you, young…


Pray against ‘powers of darkness,’ Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers

Pray against ‘powers of darkness,’ Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers

By CNA/EWTN News

In the fight against abortion, it is crucial to recognize the reality of evil and the importance of prayer, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said on the eve of the annual March for Life.

The power…


Local News

Ash Wednesday — February 14, 2018

For the first time since 1945, Valentine’s Day falls this year on Ash Wednesday. Some have wondered whether a dispensation from the standard laws of fast and abstinence would be granted. 

Out of respect for the importance…


Catholic Schools Week 2018

Happy Catholic Schools Week! Let's continue supporting our schools in their mission to Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed!

Look for Bishop Baker's Catholic Schools Week homily and some extras from the diocesan Schools office in the Feb. 2 issue of the…


Bishop Baker asks for your help

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Soon our diocese will be taking up the national collection for the Church in Latin America. Although the people are faith-filled, the needs in this region of the world are great and can often…


Benedictine Sister Margaret Frederick Dies; Taught In Diocesan Schools

Benedictine Sister Margaret Frederick  Dies; Taught In Diocesan Schools

Courtesy of Sacred Heart Monastery, Cullman

CULLMAN - Sister Margaret Frederick, a Benedictine Sister of Sacred Heart Monastery in Cullman, died on Dec. 22, at the age of 82. Reception of the Body with Vespers of the Dead was held…


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