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Gobble Gram Your Neighbor

Gobble Gram Your Neighbor

A great way to pass the gratitude this November is by surprising someone with a Gobble Gram! It's fun and easy.

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.

Keystone pipeline leak won't affect Nebraska ruling

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil spill from the Keystone pipeline that critics say demonstrates the risks of energy transport to the environment, will not affect Nebraska regulators' decision next week on an expansion of the system because they are not allowed to consider pipeline safety, a state official said Friday....

Advocacy groups: Killings of transgender people increase

NEW YORK (AP) -- At least 25 transgender people in the United States have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record, according to advocacy groups that have been monitoring the grim phenomenon and seeking ways to reduce the toll....

Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Danica Patrick has known for at least a month that she will end her career next season at the Indianapolis 500, a decision that will bring her full circle and return her one last time to the storied track that made her famous....

Update: Care for the dying does not mean obstinately resisting death, pope says

IMAGE: CNS photo/Stephen Morrison, EPABy Cindy WoodenVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- People who are dying must beaccompanied with the love of family members and the care of medicalprofessionals, but there is no requirement that every means available must beused to prolong their lives, Pope Francis said."Even if we know that we cannot always guaranteehealing or a cure, we can and must always care for the living, withoutourselves shortening their life, but also without futilely resisting theirdeath," the pope said in a message to the European members of the WorldMedical Association."This approach is reflected in palliative care, whichis proving most important in our culture, as it opposes what makes death mostterrifying and unwelcome: pain and loneliness," the pope said.The European members of the medical association were meetingat the Vatican Nov. 16-17 for a discussion with the Pontifical Academy for Lifeon end-of-life care. At the same time, across St. Peter's Square, the VaticanDicastery f...

Spaghetti Bowl: Fitness, camaraderie part of U.S. seminary life in Rome

IMAGE: CNS/Robert DuncanBy Matthew FowlerVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A seminary is not typically known forits emphasis on physical activity and fitness, but many seminarians see it asan integral part of daily life.Andrew Auer, Joseph Caraway and his cousin, Michael Caraway,are just a few of the seminarians at the Pontifical North American College inRome who find value in sports and physical activity.Priests need energy to serve their people, so "we needto have bodies that are prepared for it," said Auer, a seminarian from theArchdiocese of St. Louis. "We have our gym always available just to stayhealthy to be able to serve, which is really the end goal."The North American College, which is sponsored by the U.S.bishops, educates students from the United States and Australia who arepreparing for the priesthood. "The Catholic Church is a real supporter of both bodyand soul," said Joseph Caraway, a seminarian from the Diocese of LakeCharles in Louisiana, who did graduate studies in exercise p...

Beatification will see 'Jesus planting his cross' in heart of Detroit

IMAGE: CNS illustration/Michigan CatholicBy Mike StechschulteDETROIT (CNS) -- On Nov. 18, morethan a few Hail Marys will be thrown around inside Ford Field. And unlike afootball game, every single prayer will be answered.That day jerseys and helmetswill be replaced by chasubles and miters as thousands of bishops, clergy andfaithful from across the country prepare to celebrate the beatification of CapuchinFranciscan Father Solanus Casey at the home of the NFL's Detroit Lions, the largestvenue Detroit could find.There won't be pyrotechnics or hugeinflatable lions when the opening procession begins through the stadium's gianttunnel, but it should be a surreal sight nonetheless."The image for me, when we thinkabout what the Mass is, becomes Jesus planting his cross -- his massive cross --in the center of Ford Field," said Father Robert Spezia, one of several priestshelping coordinate the massive liturgy. "Picture this massive crucifix that hedied on coming down and being planted on the ...

Myanmar's Cardinal Bo meets Pope to discuss upcoming visit

(Vatican Radio) Ten days before Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on his 21st apostolic journey, the Archbishop of Yangon, Cardinal Charles Bo is meeting with him in the Vatican on Saturday to discuss details of the planned encounters with religious and political leaders.The pope is scheduled to leave Rome on November 26th and arrive at Yangon’s international airport the following day. He will spend three days in Myanmar, travelling to the new capital, Nay Pyi Taw for talks with the president and with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.In Yangon he is due to meet with the nation’s Buddhist leaders and with the Catholic bishops, as well as celebrating two public Masses, before departing for Bangladesh on November 30th.But during his meeting with the Holy Father in the Vatican, Cardinal Charles Bo told us he will be requesting a couple of additional encounters that he hopes can serve as “the first step for peace” in his country…Listen to Cardinal Charles ...

Moscow meeting in June 2017 under scrutiny in Trump probe

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman....

Hawaii psychiatric patient says he's surprised escape worked

FRENCH CAMP, Calif. (AP) -- A man who acknowledges killing a woman nearly 40 years ago said Friday that he is surprised he was able to walk out of a Hawaii psychiatric hospital and make it to California before being captured....

Allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore dividing GOP women

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular....

Thought of the Day

When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house."

Luke 19:5

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