Fasting for others’ sins: what does it mean?

By Cari Terracina, Publications Manager “I turned to the Lord, to seek help, in prayer and petition, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.” (Daniel 9:3) As the Church as a whole processes the information of the recent clerical abuse scandals, several of our church leaders have pointed out the importance of taking action, of continuously returning…

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Church Today Office becomes Office of Communications

To support his vision of evangelization and faith formation, Bishop David Talley has transformed what was the “Church Today Office” into the Communications and Evangelization Office. By doing this he restructured the two existing positions to carry out the office’s new mission and vision of evangelization; continuing Christian formation and carrying out a cohesive plan…

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How to welcome your new pastor

Transitions can be difficult for everyone, saying good bye and getting to know and trust someone new can be a challenge. To help ease in the changes, below are ten helpful hints in welcoming your new pastor or priest. 1. Be patient with him. The stress of moving, the grief of leaving a familiar parish…

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