Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday

In the 1930s, a young woman in Poland claimed to have vivid revelations in which she was personally visited by Jesus. And decades later, we still honor her writings and the image that appeared to her, of the risen Messiah, whose heart revealed rays of red and “pale” light, symbolizing blood and water and whose words resonate with Catholics to this day: “Jesus I trust in you.”

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Bishops Urge That All People Count and Must Be Included in Census Efforts

April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Bishop Joe Vasquez, of Austin, Chairman of the Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in advance of the oral argument of Department of Commerce v. New York, before the United States Supreme Court regarding the importance of ensuring an accurate count for the U.S. Census.

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Seven Ways to Celebrate Easter

By Patricia M. Robertson/Franciscan Media

Why is it so hard for some people to maintain a spirit of celebration? I ask this knowing that I am one such person. I find the struggles of everyday life and the penitence of the Lenten season easier than seven weeks of Easter celebration. As a lay minister, I have spent hours focused on programs and activities for Lent, then collapsed the day after Easter. One day of celebration was all I could handle.

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