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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…


Religion ‘less important’ to most people than 20 years ago, surveys find

Religion ‘less important’ to most people than 20 years ago, surveys find

By CNA

Participants in a study spanning 27 countries say that religion plays a less important role in public life than it once did, though in many parts of the world, participants said that religion’s importance is on the rise, or that…


Quasimodo Sunday: How the Hunchback got his name

Quasimodo Sunday: How the Hunchback got his name

By CNA

As fire ravaged the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris earlier this month, one artist from Ecuador used her skills to express the grief that she and so many people throughout the world felt as the beautiful…


The original Image of Divine Mercy: It’s not where you might think

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It’s not where you might think

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA

Among Catholic devotions, the Divine Mercy message is well-known: the iconic image of Christ, with rays of red and white pouring from his heart; St. Faustina, called the “Apostle of Divine Mercy;” and the Basilica of Divine…


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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…


Incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney to visit the Cathedral of St. Paul

The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, patron saint of priests and co-patron of the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, will be venerated at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Thursday, Dec. 6. The Cathedral will receive the relic at…


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