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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