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Monday, April 27, 2015
  • Harrisburg diocesan official to head Greensburg Diocese

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and appointed as his successor Father Edward C. Malesic, judicial vicar of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Bishop Brandt, who has headed the Greensburg Diocese since 2004, is 76, one ...

    Pennsylvania bishop-designate addresses media
  • Give Yourself a Break
    WHEN JESUS was asked “which commandment in the law is the greatest?” (Mt 22:36), he answered by quoting the two great commandments. Most people pay close attention to the first one about loving God with all our mind, heart, and soul. Not so many ...
  • Goal of dialogue to 'deepen understanding' of one another

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CNS) -- A speaker told participants at the 2015 National Workshop on Christian Unity in Charlotte that a lack of unity "seriously undermines Christian witness in the world from a Muslim perspective, and it's ever present in our dialogue with Islam."

    Sandra Keating, who spoke ...

    Participants attend Mass during the 2015 National Workshop on Christian Unity.
  • '48 Hours,' 'NY Med' among 20 Christopher Award winners

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The newsmagazine "48 Hours" and the documentary series "NY Med" are among 20 Christopher Awards winners announced April 21 by the Christophers, which is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of service to God and humanity.

    The awards, to be conferred at a May ...

    'Selma' is among the winners of 2015's Christopher Awards.
  • Academy joins anti-trafficking fight

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For an international group of researchers and scholars, serving at the pleasure of popes had meant producing lots of papers on important topics. But with Pope Francis, they are moving from publication to advocacy.

    Margaret Archer, a British sociologist and president of the ...

    Students from the Archdiocese of Calcutta take part in a walk for peace against human trafficking.
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Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort: Louis's life is inseparable from his efforts to promote genuine devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother of the Church. <i>Totus tuus </i>(completely yours) was Louis's personal motto; Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II, October 22) chose it as his episcopal motto. 
<p>Born in the Breton village of Montfort, close to Rennes (France), as an adult Louis identified himself by the place of his Baptism instead of his family name, Grignion. After being educated by the Jesuits and the Sulpicians, he was ordained as a diocesan priest in 1700. </p><p>Soon he began preaching parish missions throughout western France. His years of ministering to the poor prompted him to travel and live very simply, sometimes getting him into trouble with Church authorities. In his preaching, which attracted thousands of people back to the faith, Father Louis recommended frequent, even daily, Holy Communion (not the custom then!) and imitation of the Virgin Mary's ongoing acceptance of God's will for her life. </p><p>Louis founded the Missionaries of the Company of Mary (for priests and brothers) and the Daughters of Wisdom, who cared especially for the sick. His book <i>True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin</i> has become a classic explanation of Marian devotion. </p><p>Louis died in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, where a basilica has been erected in his honor. He was canonized in 1947.</p> American Catholic Blog The Lord has given us human beings the ability to reason. We have an intellect and are able to use our reasoning skills to arrive at logical decisions. As long as our conclusions don't conflict with any of the Lord's teachings, He absolutely expects us to use our intelligence.

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