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St. Lucy’s Parish Is Setting for New Book

If you grew up in Brooklyn, especially in an Italian neighborhood, you have got to read a new book titled, “The Third Attic and Other Brooklyn Stories.”

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A Saint from New Jersey

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

“A Saint in New Jersey?” is the title of one article written on Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, S.C., who will be beatified on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. Sister Miriam was a member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J. Born as a Byzantine Ruthenian in Bayonne, N.J., she joined the Sisters of Charity in 1925 after a brief career in business.

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One Necessary Trait

Jesus of Nazareth was fully human and fully divine. Like most human beings, He divided His world into people He could tolerate and those He could not.

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Explosive Business in North Dakota

Catholics in the U.S. may soon know North Dakota as the cutting edge of Catholic higher education reform.

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Comedy with Substance, Dignity and Value

On Friday, Oct. 24, a new film, “St. Vincent,” will open in this country. I suspect that it will be a big hit. In fact, its star, Bill Murray, may even be nominated for an Academy Award.

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New Catechetical Year Has Been Launched

By Theodore Musco The theme for Catechetical Sunday 2014, “Teaching about God’s Gift of Forgiveness,” helps us to focus on God’s deep and constant love for each of us. As pastors and catechetical leaders throughout the country planned to celebrate Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 21, they were reminded of the great gifts catechists are to […]

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Taking Thyroid Disease Seriously

Thyroid disease is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases. Millions of Americans have the disease and don’t even know it.

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Fr. Rocky Makes Church Relevant on Radio

The New York metropolitan area now has access to an AM Catholic radio station. It’s called Relevant Radio, and you can tune to WNSW 1430AM, 24 hours a day.

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Radio Evangelization on the Air

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

The message of Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to evangelize has been strong and consistent: “Go forth.” In a time when so many Catholics have drifted away from the Church, we have to live by Pope Francis’ word to spread the Joy of the Gospel. I am pleased to announce our efforts as a Diocese to help in this task.

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A Call to Action: Grow in Character

Research based on a survey of 3,000 young people by Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton shows that most youth believe in a moral and benevolent God who wants us to be good, watches over us and solves our problems in our quest for personal happiness… as the authors termed, a “Divine Butler.”

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