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Archdiocese to break ground for Bl. Stanley Rother shrine in November

Archdiocese to break ground for Bl. Stanley Rother shrine in November

By (CNA

The shy and unassuming Blessed Father Stanley Rother, a missionary priest and martyr from a farming family, would likely be surprised to learn that the largest Catholic Church in Oklahoma will bear his name.

On Tuesday, the Archdiocese…


Cardinal George Pell loses appeal of sex abuse conviction

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal of sex abuse conviction

By Ed Condon and JD Flynn, CNA

The conviction of Cardinal George Pell has been upheld by the Court of Appeals in Victoria. After an appellate panel announced its decision at a court proceeding Aug. 21, the cardinal was returned…


Hospital boat named ‘Pope Francis’ sets sail to serve rural Amazon region

Hospital boat named ‘Pope Francis’ sets sail to serve rural Amazon region

By Courtney Grogan, CNA

A hospital boat named the “Pope Francis” set sail this week in the Amazon River to bring medical care to rural populations.

“Just as Jesus, who appeared walking on water, calmed the storm and strengthened the…


NYC arts program rejects Mother Cabrini for statue

NYC arts program rejects Mother Cabrini for statue

By Christine Rousselle, CNA

A New York City public arts program has said it will not build a statue in honor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, despite the saint receiving the most nominations in a public poll. 

She Built NYC was…


Local News

Father Jim Handerhan passes away at age 68

Father Jim Handerhan passes away at age 68

Sadly, the Diocese of Birmingham announces the passing of Reverend James Handerhan, Sr., 68. 

Father Handerhan was born on Jan. 9, 1951 in Perth Amboy, NJ to Roland and Susan Handerhan. He is preceded in death by his father and his dear…


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.

 


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