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May, the Month of Mary Print E-mail
Friday, 05 May 2017 13:16

May is often called “the Month of Mary.” Why? How did that custom originate?


Church historians tell us that during the Middle Ages, a tradition arose of a “Tricesimum,” or 30 days of devotion to Mary.  The centerpiece of the devotion was the recitation of the rosary but the Tricesimum was celebrated at different times of the year in different places.

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Walking with the Lord to Resurrection Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:53

Liturgical theologian Peter Mazar once wrote: “For three days Esther fasted and Judith kept vigil, the exiles came home to Jerusalem, and the Hebrews marched to the waters of Marah. For three days darkness afflicted the Egyptians, Jonah was entombed in the belly of a fish, and Paul waited in blindness. On the third day Abraham offered his firstborn son, God came down in fire and wind upon Sinai, the boy Jesus was found in ‘his Father’s house,’ and the man Jesus ‘performed the first of his signs at Cana in Galilee.”

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The Light Is ON For You: Finding Peace in theSacrament of Penance Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:32

On Wednesday, March 15, throughout the Diocese of Youngstown, we will have a special opportunity to become reconciled to God for sins we have committed since baptism. From 6:30 until 8 p.m., the priests of the diocese and I will be available in our local churches to hear confessions. To help you better understand why “The Light Is ON For You” evening is so important, I want to take this column to speak with you about the Sacrament of Penance.

 

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The Bishop’s Appeal and Catholic Charities Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:22

The 2017 Annual Bishop’s Appeal will begin this weekend, Feb. 25-26, and I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank those of you who have given in the past, encourage you and others to give this year, and describe how your money is being used to help the poor in our community to survive for another day.

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