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Thursday, November 27, 2014
  • After grand jury report, archbishop urges Ferguson, 'Choose peace!'

    Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis urged residents of Ferguson, "Choose peace!"

    He made the comment in a statement Nov. 24 following the issuance of a grand jury decision to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, in the August shooting death of ...

    Archbishop Carlson greets parishioners in Ferguson. (CNSphoto/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
  • Pope and Curia discuss reform; new head for worship office named

    The same day he spent three hours meeting the heads of Vatican offices to discuss the reform of the Roman Curia, Pope Francis named 69-year-old Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah to be the new prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.

    Cardinal Sarah, who had ...

    Cardinal Sarah now heads the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments. (CNSphoto/Paul Haring)
  • New Bible more accessible for African-American youth

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A new youth Bible set to hit bookstores this January contains illustrations depicting Jesus as an African-American.

    The African American Youth Bible, modeled after the Catholic Youth Bible contains commentaries, footnotes and artwork geared toward educating young African-Americans about Scripture.

    The Bible was ...

    In Chapter 4 of the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses urged Israelite parents to teach their children the 10 Commandments. (CNS illus., St.Mary's Press)
  • Cardinal Napier added to leadership of 2015 synod

    Pope Francis named the leaders of the October 2015 Synod of Bishops on the family, adding Cardinal Wilfrid F. Napier of Durban, South Africa, to a roster otherwise unchanged from that of the October 2014 extraordinary synod on the same subject.

    The move means that Africa will ...

    Cardinal Napier arrives at a session of the synod of bishops last October. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
  • 25 years later, the Salvadoran Jesuits' legacy lives on

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) -- The legacy of six murdered Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter lives on in El Salvador.

    Jesuits from Central America and other parts of the world, along with hundreds of parishioners, commemorated the 25th anniversary of the murders. For demanding ...

    Salvadorans commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit martyrs.
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Thanksgiving Day (U.S.)
Thanks be to God for our families, our homes, our lives. Happy Thanksgiving from Catholic Greetings and
Remember also to give thanks for departed loved ones with whom you’ll someday be reunited.
With Thursday’s menu planned and groceries purchased, now is the time to send an e-card to far-away friends.
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