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Sunday, November 29, 2015
  • I Was Homeless
    Bible reading has gotten me into trouble over and over again.

    This began to happen when I went to live in subsidized housing for two years. There, the social worker, who was the assistant to the director, threatened me with a day-treatment program for ...

    A man sleeps on a sculpture titled "Homeless Jesus" in front of the offices of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
  • Refugees in Lebanon get help at Catholic-run clinic

    BEIRUT (CNS) -- The three Iraqi retirees met up at St. Anthony's medical dispensary to get medication for hypertension, an ailment exacerbated by the stress of life as a refugee.

    As they waited their turn, they recalled their life in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

    "We celebrated everything together," 70-year-old ...

    Patients wait for their turn to be treated at St. Anthony’s medical dispensary in Beirut.
  • Thanksgiving Should Be a Verb

    Sometimes it’s easier to think of all the bad things—bombings, murders, illness, misfortune—in the world than the ...

    Ted and Arlene Capeci, residents of New York's Breezy Point neighborhood for 42 years, eat a donated Thanksgiving meal atop cardboard boxes.
  • Feast of Thanks
    Often when asked to name a special family time, people’s responses cluster around meals: Christmas dinner, birthday parties, a vacation cookout by the shore, a wedding banquet. Their intuition is sound: these special times are also sacred times. What better day to celebrate that connection ...
    Volunteers organize Thanksgiving food boxes for needy families at Spencerport Ecumenical Food Shelf in Spencerport, NY.
  • Atlanta archbishop: School choice for all is a human right

    GENEVA (CNS) -- Amendments to the constitutions of some U.S. states are preventing children from low- and middle-income minority families from better educational opportunities than what may be available in public schools, amounting to discrimination, the archbishop of Atlanta told a U.N. committee meeting in Geneva.

    In ...

    Schoolchildren are dropped off by a school bus in Norfolk, Massachusetts.
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  The Intimate Merton audiobook
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  The Last Words of Jesus

The Desert Monastics, monks and nuns who lived in the Egyptian wastelands between the third and fifth centuries, have come to be seen as the Olympians of the spiritual life. Renowned spiritual writer Joan Chittister explores the sayings of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, finding wisdom from that ancient tradition that speaks to your life today.

This popular introduction to a powerful source of Christian wisdom can be a companion to your own spiritual journey.

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		<p>Clement of Rome was the third successor of St. Peter, reigning as pope during the last decade of the first century. He’s known as one of the Church’s five “Apostolic Fathers,” those who provided a direct link between the Apostles and later generations of Church Fathers. </p>
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American Catholic Blog To avoid running aground on the rocks, our spiritual life cannot be
reduced to a few religious moments. In the succession of days and 
seasons, in the unfolding of times and events, we learn to see ourselves by looking to the One who does not pass away: spirituality is a return to the essential, to that good that no one can take from us, the one truly necessary thing.

 Bishops: Tone down rhetoric on Syrian  refugees

First Sunday of Advent
Before dinner this evening gather your family to bless the Advent wreath and light one purple candle.
Remember also to give thanks for departed loved ones with whom you’ll someday be reunited.
Thanksgiving Day (U.S.)
Thanks be to God for our families, our homes, our lives. Happy Thanksgiving from Catholic Greetings and
May this birthday mark the beginning of new and exciting adventures!
St. Andrew Dung-Lac
Our common faith is our greatest treasure. Join Vietnamese Catholics around the world in honoring this 19th-century martyr.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
NEW YORK (CNS) -- With "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" (Lionsgate), one of the most successful cinema franchises of recent times reaches a surprisingly glum finale.

Given that the series is founded on the idea of a dystopian society where young ...

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Natalie Dormer and Jennifer Lawrence star in a scene from the movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2."

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