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40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life

The campaign is on! Sept 27- Nov 5. Check the list of locations and get involved with this life-saving effort!

4Fathers Podcast Season 2!

4Fathers Podcast Season 2!

Spirit FM presents the 4Fathers Podcast! Join in the conversation and friendship of four priests of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Through their families, formation and ministry, they grapple with the realities that confront us all.

Donate to Relief Efforts in Texas

Donate to Relief Efforts in Texas

We join in prayer and support for those impacted by Harvey. The American Red Cross and Catholic Charities USA are on the ground to assist. Your donations are appreciated!

Dems who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust enforcement is the best way to counter Tehran's malign behavior in the Middle East....

Trump taking his tax overhaul pitch to Pennsylvania capital

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is looking to promote his tax plan as a boon for truckers as his cross-country tour takes him to Pennsylvania for his latest stop....

Ryan to feuding Trump and Corker: 'Talk it out'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is offering his advice in the feud between President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker: "Talk it out among yourselves."...

Hotel worker warned of shooter before Las Vegas massacre

A maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside Mandalay Bay before the shooter began firing from his high-rise suite into a crowd at a nearby musical performance....

Spain's PM demands clarity from Catalonia on independence

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy demanded Wednesday that the leader of Catalonia clarify whether he has declared the region's independence, issuing a veiled threat that the central government could limit or rescind Catalan autonomy if he has....

Russia's dog-loving leader gets another puppy as gift

MOSCOW (AP) -- Another summit, another dog....

'Fixer Upper' stars Joanna and Chip Gaines talk show's end

NEW YORK (AP) -- The couple behind HGTV's "Fixer Upper" is opening up about the reasons for ending the show after its fifth season, which premieres next month....

Pope tops 40 million followers on Twitter, 5 million on Instagram

By Matthew FowlerVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' @Pontifex Twitteraccounts reached more than 40 million followers just a few months before thefifth anniversary of when Pope Benedict XVI launched the initiative.The papal Twitter accounts, in nine different languages,have grown by over 9 million followers in the past 12 months, representing the interestand attention of "the people -- ordinary people, Christians and non-Christians,political leaders -- for the Holy Father's tweets," the VaticanSecretariat for Communication said Oct. 11.The accounts, it said, are a way for Pope Francis to personallyconnect with people around the world. "Every day, through his tweets, Pope Francis makeshimself available to men and women through social media, at times offering a spiritualthought," it said, "other times sharing with his followers areflection on events of great significance for the internationalcommunity."The secretariat's prefect, Msgr. Dario Vigano, told VaticanRadio that "the pope tak...

Bishop says Trump proposals do not reflect U.S. immigrant tradition

IMAGE: CNS photo/Tyler OrsburnBy WASHINGTON(CNS) -- The Trump administration's newly released immigration policy proposals"do not provide the way forward for comprehensive immigration reform rooted inrespect for human life and dignity, and for the security of our citizens," saidBishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas."Theyare not reflective of our country's immigrant past, and they attack the mostvulnerable, notably unaccompanied children and many others who fleepersecution," the bishop said in an Oct. 10 statement as chairman of the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration."Mostunfortunately, the principles fail to recognize that the family is the fundamentalbuilding block of our immigration system, our society and our church," BishopVasquez said.Hisremarks came in response to a 70-point immigration policy proposal fromPresident Donald Trump released the evening of Oct. 8. BishopVasquez also urged Congress to act quickly on a bill to legalize the Obama-eraDeferred ...

Angolans undertake annual Marian pilgrimmage

“Our Lady of the Rosary of Pungo Andongo holds Angola in peace and progress," was the theme that guided Pilgrims to the Marian shrine of Pungo Andongo this year. The sanctuary is situated in Angola’s Malanje Archdiocese, 380 kilometres east of Angola's capital, Luanda.Metropolitan Archbishop of Malanje Archdiocese, Dom Benedito Roberto, this week led the more than seven thousand pilgrims in a procession of Candles with the image of Our Lady. The two-days annual pilgrimage also included prayer vigils, Holy Eucharist, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacred music and devotions.Pilgrims also used the occasion to give thanks to the Lord through the Blessed Virgin Mary for national elections that were recently held in an atmosphere of relative peace.(Radio Ecclesia)

Thought of the Day

Brothers and sisters: Abraham did not doubt God's promise in unbelief; rather, he was empowered by faith and gave glory to God and was fully convinced that what God had promised he was also able to do.

Romans 4:20-21

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