Monthly Archives: August 2021

Betty Lou Stewart :: Kloster Funeral Home

click here for hours of service or to leave your condolences Betty Lou Stewart, aged 90 from Marengo, passed away on Saturday August 21, 2021 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo. Christian Burial Mass: 11:00 am Tuesday August 24, 2021, St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo with Fr. David Wilkening officiating. …

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A message from Fr. Chad Guillaume

Brother Chad Guillaume This last Friday, August 13, we celebrated a devout Christian from the United States. Michael McGivney died 130 years ago. Ordained a Catholic priest just 12 years after the end of the Civil War, the humble pastor ministered at a time before telephones and light bulbs. In …

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Blow a raspberry on French democracy

On his way to be the first president of the Fifth Republic to visit the Catholic sanctuary of Lourdes in mid-July, Macron spoke of “the handful of rules that I made on Monday” July 12. The visit was part of his desire to garner the voices of the Catholic right, …

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Patriarch of Constantinople visits Ukraine for independence

KYIV, Ukraine – The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has arrived in Ukraine to attend the festivities marking the 30th anniversary of his declaration of independence. On Saturday, Patriarch Batholome I and the head of the new Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Epiphanes I, together led a liturgy in St. Michael’s Cathedral …

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Obituary: Maryellen Byers Phillips, 87, from Milford

MILFORD, CT – (From Cody-White Funeral Home) 87-year-old Maryellen Byers Phillips, beloved wife of John Phillips Sr., passed away peacefully with the immense love of her family in her heart on Saturday, July 31 2021. Born September 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY to the late John Robert and Susan Mansfield …

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NJPN Conference: Framing the Global Crisis

Captioned “Integrating Ecological and Economic Change”, this insightful talk was given at the National Network for Justice and Peace’s annual conference on July 24. Mark Rotherham is a Lancaster-based film and media producer with extensive experience teaching ecology. He works closely with the Lee House Center for Mission Awareness in …

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Former priest declared “dangerous” sex offender

A defrocked Church of England priest living in Skipton has been declared a dangerous sex offender while in prison for four years. Paul Clifford Battersby, 72, was appearing before York Crown Court for evading police surveillance and for his fourth round of offenses involving indecent images of children. Prosecutor Lucy …

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