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Newark auxiliary bishop assaulted during Mass

Newark auxiliary bishop assaulted during Mass

By CNA/EWTN News

What started as a Mass remembering a Latino baseball star and humanitarian quickly took a violent turn as an auxiliary bishop was assaulted at the Newark cathedral Saturday.

Newark Auxiliary Bishop Manuel Cruz was offering the opening prayers of the Mass when a man wearing a white robe over a red suit left his pew, approached the altar, and punched the bishop in the face, according to local news outlets.

The bishop fell backwards on the altar.…

Why the Vatican thinks priests should learn about art, beauty

Why the Vatican thinks priests should learn about art, beauty

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA/EWTN News

Vatican City - Ugly churches with bad acoustics don't do justice to the richness and beauty of the liturgy – and it's this connection between art and faith that's vital for priests to understand today, a Vatican official insists.  

A project to study the training of priests and other cultural workers in the Church in the aesthetics and history of art, especially as it contributes in the creation of religious art fitting for sacred spaces,…

Bishop Robert J. Baker’s weekly column

This week Bishop Baker speaks to the sixth graders gathered at the Cathedral of St. Paul for the Catholic Schools Week Mass, Feb. 3. He called them to be missionaries for the Church.Look for his homily in the Feb. 10 issue of the One Voice.

Catholic Schools Week 2017

With sincere gratitude, we extend heartfelt thanks to our diocesan and private Catholic schools for educating our children not only in academics, but more importantly in the Faith!

Look for the Feb. 3 Catholic Schools Week Mass coverage in the Feb. 10 issue of the One Voice. 

Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the March for Life

Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the March for Life

By CNA/EWTN News

Washington D.C. - Weeks of speculation were confirmed on Thursday, when the White House verified that Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the national March for Life on Jan. 27.

According to the New York Times, a senior White House official confirmed the news the day before the march, which is generally held close to the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that mandated legal abortion nationwide.

The presence of a…

Pope: Christian unity can’t happen if we linger on problems of the past

Pope: Christian unity can’t happen if we linger on problems of the past

By Elise Harris, CNA, EWTN News

Rome, Italy - During an ecumenical Vespers service on Wednesday, Pope Francis told both Catholics and members of other Christian communities that unity can only happen when past grievances are forgiven and all sides walk forward with their gaze on Christ.

“How do we proclaim this Gospel of reconciliation after centuries of division? Paul himself helps us to find the way. He makes clear that reconciliation in Christ requires sacrifice,” the Pope said Jan.…

After performing 6,000 exorcisms, this priest says the devil fears him

After performing 6,000 exorcisms, this priest says the devil fears him

By Catholic News Agency

Mexico City, Mexico - Fr. Francisco Lopez Sedano is an 80-year-old Mexican exorcist. In the past 40 years of service, he has conducted at least 6,000 exorcisms.

And, he says, the devil is afraid of him.

Fr. Lopez told the newspaper Hoy Los Angeles (Los Angeles Today) that when the devil speaks to him through possessed people, he responds, “I am nobody, but I come from Christ, your Lord and God and you leave right now…

Dr. Timothy George contributes his thoughts to the One Voice

See front page of this week's One Voice for Dr. Timothy George's article, "Praying for Christian Unity." Dr. George is founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture. 

John Carroll Catholic Middle School girls’ basketball clinches championship title

John Carroll Catholic Middle School  girls’ basketball clinches championship title

On Friday evening, the John Carroll Catholic Cavilers 8th grade girls basketball team scored an improbable 21-18 victory over the Helena Huskies 8th grade girls basketball team to win the Southern Conference Championship hosted at the Riverchase Middle School. Helena (# 1 seed) had previously defeated John Carroll in their two regular season battles. 

John Carroll’s (# 3 seed) regular season record was 9-5. Entering the tournament John Carroll had a two game winning streak, which included a crucial win…

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