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June 2, 2017  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
I have always loved the Acts of the Apostles and have often recommended it to those who are approaching the Bible for the first time. Filled with colorful narratives, adventure, martyrdom, persecution, journeys by sea, etc., it makes for stimulating reading indeed. But I love it especially because it shows us the excitement of being a follower of Jesus. Long before there were parishes and dioceses and the Vatican and other institutional structures, there was this band of brothers and sisters who were so overwhelmed and energized by the fact of the resurrection that they went careening around the world and to their deaths with the message of Jesus.
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June 2, 2017  |  By RUSTY KERN
MANITOU SPRINGS. Members of a vibrant and determined community turned out on a stormy evening May 18 to celebrate the accomplishment of preserving Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and to see Chuck Smith, parishioner and retired architect, receive an award from the Manitou Historic Preservation Society. Other parish leaders were also honored at the event.
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June 2, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Spring is a time when the sacramental life of the Church is particularly evident. These are the days when we celebrate First Holy Communions, confirmations, ordinations and marriages. It is to the last of these sacraments that I devote my thoughts today.
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June 2, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
La primavera es un tiempo en que la vida sacramental de la Iglesia se vuelve particularmente visible.  En estos días celebramos las primeras comuniones, las confirmaciones, las ordenaciones y los matrimonios.  Es a este último sacramento que dedico mis pensamientos hoy.
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May 19, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Sound fundamental values underlie the spirited sci-fi follow-up "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (Disney). But thematic elements demanding discernment, together with some less than family-friendly dialogue, make this return to the stars best for grown-ups.
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May 19, 2017  |  

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Child Saints

Fatima seers become church’s youngest non-martyred saints
May 19, 2017  |  By JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES
FATIMA, Portugal. Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.
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May 18, 2017  |  By KERRY PEETZ
This heavenly plant originated in Asia and the Pacific Islands. Its beauty makes it is easy to understand why it’s Hawaii’s state flower. There are thousands of combinations of colors, and some flowers measure from 2” to a whopping 12” in diameter. The hibiscus is a member of the mallow family, which encompasses nearly 300 species including trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.
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THE CATHOLIC REVIEW: ‘Be Still, and Know that I am God’

Rediscovering the beauty of silence in the ‘dictatorship of noise’
May 18, 2017  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
Our world, our lives, our families, our culture, and even our churches are drowning in a world of noise and distraction. Not simply the multiplication of words and media sources, our bigger loss is the presence of the grace of silence in our lives. Silence is too often a lost aspect of our spirituality, whose rediscovery can profoundly transform us.
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