Monthly Archives: December 2021

Philippines toughens quarantine rules in capital against Omicron

Published on: 12/31/2021 – 3:18 PM Manila (AFP) – The Philippines will tighten coronavirus restrictions in the capital Manila over fears of an “exponential growth” in cases due to the highly contagious variant of Omicron, the government said on Friday. The metropolis of 13 million people will be placed on …

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Former Aspen priest faces civil lawsuit accusing him of 300 sexual assaults on altar boy

A former Catholic priest from Aspen not only sexually assaulted a local altar boy around 300 times in the early 2000s, but he also beat the boy when he refused to comply with his sexual demands, according to a civil lawsuit filed last week in Denver District Court. Reverend Michael …

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Stolen statues in Woodland Park, nativity scene of the NJ church – CBS New York

WOODLAND PARK, NJ (CBSNewYork) – A thief targeted a church in New Jersey, stealing pieces of its nursery. The crime happened Sunday night outside Holy Cross Catholic Church in Woodland Park. READ MORE: Mayor-elect Eric Adams presents COVID-19 plan for New York City as Omicron registers spike (credit: Church of …

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Warren County Supervisors to Vote on Nine ARPA Applications – The Vicksburg Post

The Warren County Supervisory Board will decide on Monday whether nine nonprofits will receive a $ 149,000 share of the American Recovery Plan Act funds. Vice-chairman Shawn Jackson said the group includes local veterans organizations and youth groups. “The veterans groups, a lot of their work was around young people …

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“It’s overwhelming”: the anguish of a priest after churches were ransacked by vandals

The barricaded windows are the result of repeated attacks on the offices and center which are part of St Peter & St John’s Catholic Church in Camberley. The problems started in the summer, with young people finding themselves in the field behind the building. There were several break-ins with broken …

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Pastors in East Germany call for shots despite protests

CHEMNITZ, Germany – The pastor opened the wrought-iron doors of St. Petri’s Church in the German city of Chemnitz and sighed in relief when he saw the long line of people waiting in the cold for coronavirus vaccines. Together with the parish council, Reverend Christoph Herbst had invited a relief …

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Letter to the editor: It seems to have worked in Poland

Mr Brunell writes about the record growth of Poland’s economy since its liberation from Soviet rule in 1989 and the adoption of a free enterprise system. Mr Brunell forgets to mention that Poland has been the biggest beneficiary of European Union (EU) development funds since joining the EU in 2004. …

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Elizabeth Susanne (Hartung) Zangel | News, Sports, Jobs

Elizabeth Susanne (Hartung) Zangel, 104, passed away peacefully (a centenarian) on Monday, October 25, 2021 in Reston, Virginia. Elizabeth was born in a “1800 House of settlers” located on her parents’ farm just outside the town of New Ulm, Minnesota, on October 5, 1917. The birth certificate indicated that she …

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Anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu dies at 90 in Cape Town

The late Anglican Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu made an affectionate remark about Motor City decades ago when he said if he were to live outside South Africa , “Detroit would be very high on the list. The global icon, known for her tireless and non-violent fight …

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LankaWeb – Catholic Priest Destroys All Mayan Written Language

The Mayan writing system was used in what is now Mexico and Central America for almost two thousand years, until after Cortés arrived. It was written in bark paper books, carved on public monuments, and inscribed on personal items of pottery, bone, and jade. The Spanish invaders banned writing and …

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The Catholic Church recommends masquerading during midnight mass

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Christmas Eve Mass is the revered service taking place indoors this year despite the pandemic’s final stage. But the the state strongly recommends all parishioners, even vaccinated, to hide inside places of worship; not requiring them. State guidelines still require masking inside churches and places of …

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COVID Omicron New York City Update: Parishioners Flock to St. Patrick’s Cathedral for Christmas Mass Amid COVID Fears

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) – Parishioners donned face masks as they filled the pews at Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday to celebrate another Christmas shrouded in the threat of COVID-19. In addition to encouraging masking, the church said mass attendees would not make the peace sign, traditionally a handshake …

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas cheer in biblical Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) – The biblical city of Bethlehem is gearing up for its second consecutive Christmas Eve hit by the coronavirus – with small crowds and gray, gloomy weather celebrations on Friday at Jesus’ traditional birthplace. A ban on almost all air traffic entering through Israel – the …

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Catholics are always home for Christmas

One of the advantages of the Catholic Church is that you can count on the same mass wherever you are. Everything is familiar and you know what to do, so you always feel at home. For a long time my husband and I took our Christmas vacation. We chose a …

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The church in Malawi is doing well, thanks to the contribution of Catholic women, Bishop says.

The Malawian bishop of Dedza praised the tireless work of Catholic women in the country. Vatican News French Africa Service Catholic women gathered for their Annual General Assembly at the Bembeke Teacher Training College in the Diocese of Dedza. At the end of the Assembly, the women decided to improve …

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appointed sixth bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord | News, Sports, Jobs

Rev. Jeffrey J. Walsh GAYLORD – Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Jeffrey J. Walsh, priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pa., The sixth bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord. The announcement was made recently by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, in Washington, DC Bishop-elect Walsh, 56, …

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CT workers earn more before vacation – but extra pay matches inflation, data shows

After 18 months of drastic fluctuations in income during the COVID-19 pandemic, the average Connecticut worker has headed into the holiday shopping season of 2021 with more to spend – but with paychecks that don’t stretch not that far amid the higher prices for many items. The Bureau of Economic …

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Catholic Churches Announce Holiday Masses Program

Torrington: Saint John Paul le Grand Church on Main Street has announced its Christmas service schedule for the Catholic Churches Group. Christmas Eve: Saint-François Church, 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saint-Pierre Church, 4.30 p.m., Spanish Mass, 6.30 p.m. Christmas Day: Saint-Pierre Church, 8:30 a.m. Saint-François Church, 10 a.m. *** Christmas …

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YOUR TEMPLE OF PRAISE | Local News from Mesquite

By Pastor Michael Quinton YOUR TEMPLE OF PRAISE Amos 9:11 In that day I (God) will raise up the fallen tabernacle of David and close the walls again, and I will raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old. In the wilderness during the time …

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The big idea: could we make Christmas differently? | Books

The Puritan MPs who banned Christmas in 17th-century England were right. They believed that the holy days should involve contemplation rather than waste, extravagance, disorder, sin and immorality, therefore prohibited not only Christmas, but also Easter and Pentecost. “Tide of Christ” (renamed to eliminate Roman Catholic associations with the Mass) …

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Bishop advises churches on message of peace and love

Posted 20 December 2021 The Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Niger, Rt. Rev. Owen Nwokolo said on Saturday that the church must be ready to play a leading role in ensuring peaceful coexistence between communities. Nwokolo spoke by dedicating a cathedral donated by a lawyer, Mr. Donald Amamgbo, to …

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No balconies or armchairs please, we are Catholics – Father Joe Borg

Pope Francis is considered by many to be a liberal, but when it comes to balconies and armchairs he is a top-notch prohibitionist. No ifs or buts, balconies and armchairs are prohibited for Catholics, especially during Advent and Christmas (apologies to Commissioner Helena Dalli). Why, one wonders, this harsh attitude …

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Chief Priest of Imo, 2 counselors, community leaders abducted

From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Just 24 hours after an Imo State government and security task force evacuated corpses from a kidnapper lair in Orsu local government area, thugs reportedly abducted the priest in chief of Owerri, Reginald Ejiogu, and 2 advisers of Orsu whose identity is not yet known. identified …

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Biden celebrates anniversary of 1972 car crash that killed his wife

Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. President Joe Biden arrives at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del. On Saturday, December 18, 2021. Today is the anniversary of the deaths of Neilia and Naomi Biden. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke) GREENVILLE, Del. – President Joe …

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William A. Halter | Obituary

William A. Halter, 95, died on December 14, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Greenwood. Bill was born January 30, 1926 in Vincennes, and he was the son of Lawrence and Emma (Hess) Halter. He married Geneva Hall, and she is predeceased by her. He then married JoAnn Leonard, and …

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Remember Charles R. Morris, who wrote about everything (including America Magazine)

When America Approaching its centenary in 2009, editors wanted a historian to provide an unbiased view of our century of publication, something to include in our special 100th anniversary issue. While a number of Historians were among our regular contributors, we wanted someone who would approach the material as an …

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Bishop to sue anti-vaccines who called him “sold, antichrist, mason”

A metropolitan bishop in northern Greece has filed a complaint against two people who claimed on social media that he had banned the burial of people who died from coronavirus and was a “sold-out anti-Christ”. [and] freemason.” Pavlos, Metropolitan of Drama, claimed the posts insulted and defamed him and spread …

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Christmas Masses Calendar 2021 – Arkansas Catholic

Posted: December 17, 2021 By Malea HargettEditor Photo CNS / Gregory A. Shemitz This stained glass window from St. Aloysius Church in Great Neck, NY, shows Jesus in a manger surrounded by Mary, Joseph and three shepherds. The feast of the Nativity of Christ, a holy day of obligation, is …

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Ordination of married homosexual at Alabama cathedral renews conflict with diocese – Episcopal News Service

Reverend Sarah Watts, Reverend Susan Oakes, Reverend Sally Herring and Reverend Jose Fernandez show up for priestly ordination at Advent Cathedral Church in Birmingham, Alabama on December 7, 2021. Video screenshot : Diocese of Alabama [Episcopal News Service] The ordination of a married and openly gay priest in the cathedral …

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Tom Quigley, longtime foreign policy adviser to US bishops, dies at 91

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Thomas J. Quigley, who served 45 years in the service of American bishops mainly in the area of ​​foreign policy, died on December 11 at the age of 91. He died in Arlington, Virginia, at the home of his daughter Monica Quigley Gerlach and her family. Gerlach …

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What Nunsploitation films say about the Catholic Church

A scene from Considering how prevalent images of demon-possessed and sexually “perverse” nuns are on screen – from “Black Narcissus” from 1947 to “Agnes” this month – you might wonder how convents do. have not all been struck by lightning to date. In September, members of the Catholic Church even …

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The Cathedral of Se, is one of the largest churches in Asia.

The Se Cathedral, or Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, is one of the largest churches in Asia and a vital church in Goa. Located in Old Goa, it is dedicated to Saint Catherine and is a necessary center of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. Se …

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Why my family likes to donate leftover junk food

Every year, without fail, we punk ourselves with a circular economy of random stuff that no one wants and ever needed to get started. The practice has taken on a life of its own in my large, tumultuous Irish Catholic family. One year, when my mom was in her twenties …

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Christmas collection supports the Clergy Welfare Fund – Arkansas Catholic

Christmas and Christmas Eve donations go to the care of elderly and infirm priests in the diocese Posted: December 14, 2021 By Chris PriceArkansas Catholic Staff Chris Price Father Ed Graves, Senior Priest of the Diocese of Little Rock, lives at St. John’s Mansion on the campus of St. John’s …

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Christmas Masses Times for Western Oregon

The times of the masses were provided by the parishes. If a ward is not listed, please check the bulletin or call the ward office with assistance from Oregon Catholic Directory. Masses are in English, unless otherwise specified. ALBANIASainte-Marie, Our Lady of Perpetual Help728 Ellsworth SW 97321Dec 24 : 4 …

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Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir to Perform 45th Annual Cathedral Christmas Concert

The famous Archdiocesan Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra will perform: The Cathedral’s 45th Annual Christmas Concert, “The Sounds of Christmas” on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available online via www.archcathedralchoir.com Highlights of the concert will include the world premiere of “Κατεπλάγη Ιωσήφ” composed by Dawn Helene …

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Worcester County Sheriff’s Coats Collection makes deliveries in Leominster

After spending the last year collecting 3,600 new winter coats for the less fortunate in the community, workers at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office have started delivering their warm clothes. Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and his team made three stops in Leominster on December 7, visiting the Spanish American Center, Leominster …

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Karnataka: a man armed with a sword tries to attack a priest of the Church

According to the police commissioner, the accused is intellectually disabled and, at first glance, this attack was not politically motivated. He has not yet been arrested. In a shocking incident, a Christian priest from Belagavi in ​​Karnataka was pursued by a man armed with a sword on Saturday afternoon. The …

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Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Catholic Central League preview: 2-division format for this year

The Catholic Central League will feature two divisions this winter – North and South – with teams facing everyone in their division twice, and teams from the other division once. There are new coaches at Archbishop Williams (Doug Nolan) and St. Joseph Prep / Mt. Alverne (Tom Keady). NORTH DIVISION …

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Ann Elizabeth Pacatte Obituary – The State Journal-Register

Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home Ann Elizabeth Pacatte 1941 – 2021 Springfield, IL — Ann Elizabeth Pacatte, 80, formerly of Waverly, Chicago and Midlothian, died Thursday, December 9, 2021 at her home. She was born in Chicago on November 29, 1941, to Henry and Beatrice (Feller) Comer. She married Marcel Pacatte on …

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The Philippines vaccinated 7.6 million people in 3 days. Duterte demands even more

On November 29, health workers prepare COVID-19 vaccines at a colosseum on the outskirts of Manila, as part of a 3-day mass vaccination campaign launched by the government. It was one of 8,000 vaccination centers set up during the trip. (Ted Aljibe / AFP via Getty Images) The Philippine government, …

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“Are there Catholics running the Catholic University? “|

MANASSAS, Virginia, December 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Richard A. Viguerie, Conservative direct marketing pioneer, president of ConservativeHQ and its 75-person marketing firm, which sent 139 million postal letters and billions of emails last year on behalf of clients and conservative value causes and traditional, today issued the following …

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Rev. Robert O. Lamitie | News, Sports, Jobs

Reverend Robert O. Lamitie, 90, passed away peacefully in a new life on December 7, 2021 at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida. Kit, his longtime faithful friend, was by his side. On Monday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m., Reverend John Yonkovig will preside over the …

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South African Perspective: Vaccination – An Act of Love

Source: Jesuit Institute South Africa It is encouraging to see that finally (albeit belatedly) there is a significant increase in the uptake of vaccination, spurred perhaps in part by President Ramaphosa’s speech or the recognition that cases are increasing extremely quickly with the spread of the new Omicron variant. Leaving …

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Massachusetts UNH student died of accidental drowning, officials say

The body of Vincenzo Lirosi, a 22-year-old student at the University of New Hampshire, was found in Durham, New Hampshire on Sunday, police said.Durham Police Department Vincenzo Lirosi, the 22-year-old student from the University of New Hampshire in Whitman, Mass., Whose body was found in a swampy area near the …

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Marie M. Broder | Lawyer Annandale

Christian Funeral Mass to celebrate the life of 101-year-old Mary M. Bronder, Annandale, was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Sartell. Mary passed away peacefully at the Annandale Care Center on Thursday, December 2, 2021. The Reverend Ronald Weyrens was the celebrant. …

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Copom must maintain its strategy and increase Selic by 1.5 points; Analysts differ in the following stages

The final decision for 2021 will be announced by the Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) next Wednesday (8), resulting in an almost unanimous consensus for a 1.5 percentage point increase in Selic, closing 2021 at 9.25% per year . If, on the one hand, current inflation remains under strong pressure, on …

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Tallahassee, Author of “Long Time Gone”, Will Speak to Midtown Reader

Anne Meisenzahl’s “Long Time Gone” (TouchPoint Press, 2019) is everything a reader could wish for in a novel. It’s a deep dive into faith and doubt, brimming with insights into the current crisis in Christianity. Meisenzahl, a resident of Tallahassee, will read and sign her book at Midtown Reader at …

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Kathleen L. Jones obituary – Akron Beacon Journal

DOYLESTOWN – Kathleen L. Jones, 72, passed away December 5, 2021. Born October 27, 1949 in Barberton, OH, to the late Robert and Marilyn (Whitehead) Seifert, she had resided in Doylestown since 1977. Kathleen worked for DCAA at Babcock and Wilcox at Barberton and was a member of Sts. Peter …

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Bishop Brennan urges young people to “Do not be afraid to give yourselves to Jesus”

Bishop Robert Brennan delivers the homily during a mass for young people, Saturday, December 4, at Saint Joseph’s Co-Cathedral. The new bishop has incorporated themes from the year of the Church of Saint Joseph, which ends on December 8. (Photos: Bill Miller) PROSPECT HEIGHTS – The message of “fear not” …

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Brazilian stock market on course for worst global performance in 2021

Investor moods have mostly turned in the last three months, after the expected recovery in the domestic economy failed to materialize (Photo: REUTERS / Andrew Kelly) A sharp deterioration in the fundamentals of the Brazilian economy paved the way for the Brazilian stock market to end the year in the …

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Saint Vladimir priest uses faith as a way to overcome loss of church damaged by fire

Sounds of “Rejoice, Emanuel” floated from the social hall on Sunday where worshipers of St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Catholic Church gathered for a Divine Liturgy despite having, at least for now , lost their place of worship. Next to the social hall, which was once a school, was their empty 74-year-old …

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Final plan of light beacons

Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis Schnurr announced on Sunday that he was ready to move forward with an ambitious restructuring program that will impact all Catholic parishes and schools in Ohio’s 19 counties. The reorganization, known as headlights of light, will consolidate the 208 parishes of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati into …

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Suspected Denver Cathedral vandal could be in Portland

Madeline Cramer wanted for October 10 incident through: Tim Steele Posted: Dec 4 2021 / 16:52 PST / Update: Dec 4 2021 / 17:06 PST Madeline Cramer in an undated photo released by Denver Police on December 4, 2021 PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A woman wanted for causing “significant damage” …

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Our Lady of Guadalupe procession returns on Sunday

SAN DIEGO – The traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe procession will return on Sunday after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. Colorful floats, folk dancers and mariachi bands will once again take to the streets for this celebration, but this time at a different location. The procession starts …

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Saviano, clergy abuse survivor, hailed at funeral for his courage

Posted: 12/03/2021 17:58:01 PM Modified: 12/03/2021 17:57:28 PM DOUGLAS – Phil Saviano was a clergy sexual abuse survivor whose courage to go public and decide to hold abusers and their facilitators accountable inspired and empowered survivors around the world, his brother said during his funeral mass on Friday . Saviano, …

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Clinics for people of color aim to close the stimulation gap

The Vermont Health Equity Initiative will have a clinic on Saturday, December 4 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington for people of color to receive COVID vaccines, booster shots and children’s vaccines. As COVID cases rise again and the Omicron variant makes a landing in the United …

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Diocese of Columbus appointed administrator to serve until new bishop is appointed

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has appointed a new leader to serve until the Vatican announces who will be the next bishop. On Thursday, the diocese announced that Bishop Stephan J. Moloney, vicar general of the diocese under three bishops, had been chosen by a panel of diocesan priests …

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Why is there a difference between Catholic and Protestant Bibles?

The Catholic and Protestant Bibles are almost identical, except for the use of several books known as “Apocrypha.” At first glance, Catholic and Protestant Bibles look alike, with the same basic books brought together in one volume. However, on closer inspection, a Protestant Bible is missing several books that are …

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