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Bishop Baker makes call for hurricane relief

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

The devastating hurricane that continues to cause havoc among families and destruction of property in the areas in and around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is overwhelming. We thank all those who will personally respond to assist those in the path of this storm and the flooding that has occurred. 

I invite you to consider making a donation to assist the recovery efforts by making a check to: Diocese of Birmingham (Texas Hurricane Relief…

It’s official: Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh in November

It’s official: Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh in November

By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News

On Monday the Vatican confirmed rumors that have been swirling the past few weeks about a papal visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, announcing that Pope Francis will visit the two Asian countries Nov. 27-Dec. 2.

“Welcoming the invitation of the respective heads of state and bishops, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an apostolic visit to Myanmar from 27 to 30 November 2017, visiting the cities of Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw,” an Aug. 28 statement…

Sister Servants of the Eternal Word final profession

Sister Marie Therese made her Final Profession August 22. Coverage will be featured in the Septemer 1 issue of the One Voice.

Brazilian priest found stabbed to death in his home

Brazilian priest found stabbed to death in his home

By CNA/EWTN News

A priest in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraiba was found dead in his rectory Thursday morning, with signs of having been stabbed, according to police.

The body of Fr. Pedro Gomes Bezerra, who was to have turned 50 at the end of this month, was discovered Aug. 24 in Borborema, about 20 miles northwest of Guarabira. His body was found wrapped in sheets in his residence, which was in shambles. According to the local press the…

Be ready to help Hurricane Harvey victims, U.S. bishops say

Be ready to help Hurricane Harvey victims, U.S. bishops say

By CNA/EWTN News

The damage done by Hurricane Harvey is a cause for prayer and preparation to help the storm’s victims, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has said. “As the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, this crisis hits very close to home,” conference president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said Aug. 27. “In solidarity with my brother bishops in this area of the country, I call on people of faith to pray for all of those who have been impacted by this hurricane,…

Father James Macey passes away

Father James Macey passes away

Father James (Jim) R. Macey passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. Visitation will be held at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Friday, August 25, from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  The Funeral Mass will begin immediately following visitation at 10 a.m.  Interment at 2:30 p.m. at Prattville Memorial Chapel & Memory Gardens, 841 Fairview Avenue, Prattville, Alabama, 36066. Eternal rest grant him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  Amen. 

Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival set for September 9-10, 2017

Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival set for September 9-10, 2017

Cullman, AL  St. Bernard Prep School is adding the BERNARD BLUES AND BBQ FESTIVAL to the Cullman calendar of events for 2017. This arts, crafts, and music festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, 2017 on the beautiful campus of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School.

Due to the popularity of the school’s spring Bloomin’ Festival, many artisans and patrons have expressed a strong interest in a fall festival. “We have received numerous request for the school…

Catechist conference explores missionary discipleship:Registration open now for all parish religious

Catechist conference explores missionary discipleship:Registration open now for all parish religious

“Living As Missionary Disciples” is the challenge and call for all followers of Christ - it is also the theme of reflection for the annual diocesan catechist conference, Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to John Carroll Catholic High School in Birmingham. The conference is free to all parish religious educators, and includes lunch, catechetical materials, and childcare for participants’ children ages 5-12. All-day English and Spanish-language tracks are available for participants, and bilingual registration is available online now at…

Conference of Catholic Bishops president calls for calm amid violent protests in Charlottesville

WASHINGTON – Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia that has left one person dead and at least 19 injured.

Cardinal DiNardo’s statement follows:

“On behalf of the bishops of the United States, I join leaders from around the nation in condemning the violence and hatred that have now led to one death and multiple injuries in Charlottesville, Virginia.…

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