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Pope breaks tradition again

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis visited a home for the elderly and disabled, the Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, to wash the feet of “12 disabled people of different ages, ethnicities and religious confessions,” during a special Lord’s Supper Mass, according to the Vatican. It was the second time he has broken with Vatican tradition and washed the feet of ordinary people rather than priests. Last year, he washed the feet

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  • First Communion held at St.George in Hermann

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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    St. George Catholic Church in Hermann held First Communion on Sunday, March 30. Pictured in front from left are: Jordan Heying, Molly Causey, Peyton Grannemann, Paige Schulte, Ashley McGarrah, Nolan Brune, Elizabeth Chorley, Sam Cramer and Macy Bader. 2nd row from left: Larry Thompson, Breckyn Koeller, Sarah Harris, Natalie Kopp, Jill Rood, Lilia Fisher, Trenton Lampkin, Presley Schluss and Hunter Scheer. Back Row from left are: Alyson Garner, 2nd grade

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  • First Mass of the season at Shrine in Starkenburg

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:05 am

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    By staff writer The first Second Tuesday Mass for 2014 will be held at the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows at Starkenburg on Tuesday, April 8. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the Holy Rosary begins at 11:40 a.m.  Mass will begin at noon, and Anointing of the Sick will be given. A light lunch will be served immediately following at Valentine Hall at Starkenburg.

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  • Morrison confirmation student donates to Backpack Program

    Posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm

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    Last Fall, Bailey Whithaus began confirmation classes at St. James United Church of Christ in Morrison. One project that was assigned to her was based on “The Parable of the Talents.” Whithaus, a seventh grade student at the Hermann Middle School, was given $10 from Pastor Barb Zastrow as start-up money. Bailey’s challenge was to find a way to grow the amount and donate it to a charity. She then

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  • Hermann United Methodist Church to host “Sheltered Reality” on March 9

    Posted on February 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    By staff writer Hermann United Methodist Church will host a group called Sheltered Reality on Sunday, March 9. The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a free interactive workshop with SR team members. Come and discover how and why the team members got involved.  At 10:15 a.m. the team will make a 15-20 minute music and story presentation. At 1:00 p.m. the SR team will give a free and

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  • Benedict joins Francis in historic 1st ceremony

    Posted on February 22, 2014 at 10:19 am

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future. Benedict discreetly entered St. Peter’s Basilica from a side entrance surrounded by a small entourage and was greeted with applause and tears from the stunned people in the pews. He smiled, waved and seemed genuinely happy to

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  • Pope opens critical week for reform, family issues

    Posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

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    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday opened the most critical week of his year-old papacy: Two commissions of inquiry on Vatican finance are reporting their recommendations for reform and preparations get underway for a summit on family issues that will deal with the widespread rejection by Catholics of church teaching on contraception, divorce and gay unions. In between, Francis will preside over his first ceremony to formally welcome

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