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First Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10AM Mass and Eucharistic Devotion

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First Saturday, June 6, 2020 -10AM Mass and Eucharistic Devotion

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The Nine First Fridays Devotion

“I promise you, in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the first Friday for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance; they shall not die in my disgrace nor without receiving the sacraments; my divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in that last moment.”  Our Lord to St. Margaret Mary


How to complete the First Friday’s Devotion:

  1. Receive Holy Communion on each First Friday;
  2. The nine Fridays must be consecutive;
  3. They must be made in honor and in reparation to His Sacred Heart.

12 Promises of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary (click here)

Header-Five First Saturday Devotions

The Five First Saturdays devotion is one of the principal points of the Fatima message. It centers on the urgent need for mankind to offer reparation and expiate for the many injuries that the Immaculate Heart of Mary suffers from the hands of both impious and indifferent men.

On the First Saturday during 5 Consecutive Months, the Devotion consists of:

1. Going to Confession,
2. Receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion,
3. Saying five decades of the Rosary,
4. Meditating for 15 minutes on the mysteries of the Rosary.

All this offered in REPARATION for the sins of blasphemy and ingratitude committed
against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

Why Five Saturdays? (click here)

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 7

- Mass at 10AM

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Solemnidad de la Santísima Trinidad, día 7 de junio

- Misa a las 12Noon

Ayuda de la Adoration

Cardinal Tobin continues to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday as well as from “Easter duty” (the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the season of Easter).


St. Joseph Church will be opened solely for personal prayer, starting today, during limited and designated hours:

MONDAY-FRIDAY, June 1-5 from 7:30AM till 9:30AM
SATURDAY, JUNE 6 from 2PM till 4PM
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 from 2PM till 4PM

- Individuals and families enter the church for quiet prayer only.
- During opening hours, a parish staff member will be physically present in the church to ensure social distancing and sanitizing.
- No gatherings are permitted. 
- Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church. 
- Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person while in the church.
- Restroom facilities will be closed, so plan accordingly.
- In accord with national, state and local health directives, those who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to an infected person are not permitted to enter the church for 14 days. 

Header - Confession the Sacrament of Divine Mercy

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered on SATURDAYS
in Priestly Sacristy from 2:30PM until 3:30PM. 

Social distancing will be maintained by those waiting for the sacrament and attention be given to maintaining the seal. 

Masks must be worn by confessor and penitent.


St. Joseph's at Easter
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Thank you
I just wanted to say thank you so much to all who made generous donation to our parish in this difficult time for everyone. Please, be assured, that I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope, that soon we can return to our regular way of worship. Please, stay safe and healthy, and continue to pray the Rosary, so through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may be saved from coronavirus disease and protected by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God Bless You! 
Fr. Kris

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My Dear Friends,

“Do not be afraid.” That’s the words repeated constantly in the Bible as a comfort in unexpected or untenable situations. Jesus says: “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27). How do we balance this biblical exhortation with the human reality of danger and death, especially in these COVID-19 news-filled days? How can we not worry about our health, finances, and loved ones?

The pandemic has interrupted our lives. Some have suffered the premature death of loved ones, while others live through with severe pain and suffering. People are losing their jobs. Many of us have been placed under orders not to leave our homes and to shelter in place. This has been hard for all of us. But pope Francis remind us: “Death, solitude and fear are not the last word. There is a word that transcends them, a word that only God can speak: it is the word of the Resurrection.”

During this Easter Season that’s what the empty tomb of our Lord Jesus Christ speaks to us, that in God we trust and he is always faithful to His promise: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

St. Ignatius says: pray as if everything depended on God; work as if everything depends on you. One pastor on social media made the point: “I trust in God... but I buckle my seatbelt. I trust in God... but I take my heart medication.” Trust in God and trust the medical experts. God has graced these professionals with knowledge and gifts. So... wash your hands! And put them together to pray, pray, pray. “Pray, hope, and don’t worry,” said Saint Padre Pio.

I pray we will not forget who we are and to whom we belong. As a church, we need to take preventive measures and commit ourselves to prayer. We need to rely on the health professionals for advice and entrust our lives to Christ. We need to take full advantage of the resources we have been given and follow the best-practices of those who can give helpful and health-giving advice. And then we need to step back and stay centered and remember and remind each other that we belong to Christ. COVID-19 does not appear to be ending soon. It is in many of our cities and it has affected all of us in one way or another. My advice to you is to be careful, be cautious, be wise and practical in what you do, but do not live in fear.

We also bear witness to acts of profound kindness and creative ingenuity that remind us of the better angels within us. We are watching a Church prove itself to be incredibly adaptable as orders to stay at home have not ended our collective need even in times like these to give our thanks to God. Churches who not only have never gathered in a digital community, but who never thought they would need or want to, are doing just that – and experiencing something very profound and very meaningful.

While home alone or distanced from others, we are also in spiritual communion with all who have gone before us—the saints, many of whom experienced great suffering in life. As professed in the Apostle Creed, we believe in the Communion of Saints, that great communion of “godly” people, living and dead, who share in one baptism. We are not alone, but spiritually connected to each other in the work we do, work that gives glory of our Creator.

Know that I am praying for all of you. I am praying for our leaders and for those who will make decisions throughout the world. I am praying that God will grant you peace, not anxiety, will fill your hearts with love, not fear. I am praying that you can experience his presence and communion, not isolation. I am praying for God’s Holy Spirit to protect us as a church and I will continue to pray beyond the coronavirus, but I am not afraid.

The apostle Paul says it well. “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7). After all, Jesus reminds us to fear not what kills the body, but rather what kills the soul (Mt 10:28). And above all, know that God is with us through it all (Mt 28:20).

Jesus, I trust in You!

Fr. Kris

Pick of the Week


„Love and Mercy: Faustina”  breaks new ground with the discovery of original writings from Fr. Michal Spoocko, the confesor of Sr. Faustina Kowalska.

Directed by Michal Kondrat, this docudrama focuses on St. Faustina, who was chosen by God for the crucial mission of bringing the message of Divine Mercy to the world. Thanks to newly revealed letters and documents, this film sheds new light on Divine Mercy and underscores that Faustina has truly seen Jesus.


„Love and Mercy: Faustina” shows how the Divine Mercy movement was born and how it spread. The film reveals the details of the process of painting the famous Divine Mercy image that was made at Jesus’ request. Scientific research shows identical facial features of Christ in the Divine Mercy image and Shroud of Turin.

The film also gives noteworthy portrayals of Fr. Michal Sopocko and Pope John Paull II  — both of whom who were integral to spreading the message of Divine Mercy.

For information on how to watch it, please visit LoveAndMercyMovie.com.


Located at the corner of East Third Avenue and Walnut Street in Roselle, New Jersey the parish was founded in 1895 and has served the people of Roselle and Roselle Park ever since. The parish also has an elementary school, serving the community since 1913, providing classes from Pre-K through the 8th Grade. Our Rectory is located at 157 East Fourth Avenue, behind the church, our school is next to the church on East Third Avenue. We invite you and your family to join us because we are

More Than a Church, We are a Pilgrim People!

If you would like to join the parish please click on the Parish Registration Form box below. Follow the directions to register your family and become a part of the Saint Joseph's Roselle family!

General Info

Church Location
160 East 3rd Avenue
Roselle, New Jersey 07203

Parish Office
157 East 4th Ave.
Roselle, NJ 07203
Tel: 908-241-1250
Fax: 908-241-6311

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Parish email:
[email protected]


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Mass Times

Daily (Monday to Saturday) 8:00 AM
Saturday Vigil Masses:
5:00 PM, 7:00 PM in Spanish
Sundays: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 12 Noon
First Friday Adoration - 8:30 AM
First Saturday Devotion - 8:30 AM
Holy Days - As Announced
Monday - Friday after 8 AM Mass
Saturday 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Dr. Krzysztof K. Maslowski, Pastor

Halina Pieklo, Parish Office Administrator 908-241-1250

Arthur Kazmierczak, Receptionist 908-241-1250

Deborah Biddulph, CCD Coordinator 908-245-6560

Anthony Esposito, RCIA Coordinator 908-241-1250

Salvador Alberto Montalvo, Music Director 908-267-7853

Patrick Mullen, St. Joseph School Principal 908-245-6560

Donna Crowley, Early Childhood 908-245-0569




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Saint Norbert

Image: St. Norbert | Marten PepijnSaint Norbert

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Archdiocese of Newark announces phased reopening of churches

The Archdiocese of Newark’s Coronavirus Task Force continues to monitor the ongoing pandemic situation and to aggregate guiding information from federal, state and local officials. Based on the latest information shared publicly, the following are the new directives issued by Cardinal Tobin for the Archdiocese of Newark and a reminder of his prior directives still in effect.

NEW DIRECTIVES effective May 15, 2020:

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Newark, announced this week a three-phase gradual reopening process for churches throughout the Archdiocese to ensure the health and well-being of clergy and faithful.

Beginning on Sunday, May 17, 2020, Phase One will reopen churches in the Archdiocese for private prayer only, following all public health guidelines and once pastors determine they can safely do so. As part of Phase One, the Sacrament of Reconciliation also may be celebrated if social distancing can be maintained and masks are worn. 

An Archdiocesan Task Force has continued to monitor the expert guidance of public health officials and federal and state public officials, who have cautioned not to rush into reopening churches to the faithful before manageable safety protocols can be put in place.

All pastors, parochial administrators, chaplains and other pastoral leaders are expected to follow these Phase One directives without exception:

• Cardinal Tobin continues to dispense the faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday as well as from “Easter duty” (the obligation to receive Holy Communion during the season of Easter).

• Churches may be opened solely for personal prayer during limited and designated hours.  Individuals and families may enter the church for quiet prayer only. During opening hours, a parish staff member must be physically present in the church to ensure social distancing and sanitizing. No gatherings are permitted.

• In accordance with national, state, and local health directives, those who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who have been exposed to an infected person are not permitted to enter the church for 14 days.

• Holy water fonts must remain empty until further notice.

• Hand sanitizer should be made available throughout the church.

• Public celebrations of liturgies, devotions, or other group prayer are not permitted at this time. A guide for livestreamed Mass can be found at: https://www.rcan.org/parish-mass-livestreams-and-more

• Masks must be worn by all individuals while in the church, and persons are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer or wipes.

• Individuals and families must maintain social distancing (six feet) between each person or family while in the church.

• The pastor will ensure that there is prominent notification within the church regarding the requirement of masks and social distancing.

• Pews, door handles and knobs, restrooms, and high traffic areas of the church will be wiped down and sanitized at regular intervals, along with the removal of trash and other items from the pews.

• The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be offered at specified and limited times.
• Confessionals are not to be used.
• Social distancing must be maintained by those waiting for the sacrament
• Masks must be worn by confessor and penitent.

Cardinal Tobin and the Archdiocesan Task Force are currently determining the timing for the implementation of the next two phases and is planning for how public worship will be celebrated with respect to any new regulations. Phase Two will incorporate the celebration of weekday Masses and Phase Three will permit Sunday Masses.

More information about the Archdiocese of Newark’s three-phase gradual reopening process, along with specific guidance, is available at www.rcan.org. 

For the latest Archdiocesan news or announcements, please continue to visit the Archdiocese of Newark’s COVID-19 resource page at http://www.rcan.org/covid19.

Juan Diego's Our Lady of Guadalupe Tilma

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe offered by Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We fly to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.
We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus.

“We glory in tribulations” (Rom. 5:3). Spiritual Resources from the Internet.

You may have heard the term spiritual communion used frequently in recent weeks. This term means that through our prayers we express our relationship with Christ and our desire for a deeper union with him. This understanding has long been a part of our Church's tradition. Through baptism, we are already united with Christ as sons and daughters of God. In the Eucharist, we experience a unique union with Christ, by receiving him both physically and spiritually into ourselves. To read more go to LPi website. 


To read “We Glory in Tribulations” – Living the Faith When Public Worship is Prohibited, please go to Gloria Dei site.

Message on the Combat against the Coronavirus, COVID-19 from Cardinal Burke go to the official site of His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.


We welcome all who join us for worship and invite you to become part of our parish family. We encourage you to full and active
participation in our parish life. New members are asked to register by contacting the parish office. Registration to our parish is necessary for admission to our Religious Education program and reception of the Sacraments of Baptism, First Penance, First Eucharist, Confirmation and Matrimony, and also for anyone needing letters of sponsorship for Baptism or Confirmation. You can download Registration Form right here. 

Liturgical Year

Jun. 7 Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity , Solemnity

The fundamental dogma, on which everything in Christianity is based, is that of the Blessed Trinity in whose name all Christians are baptized. The feast of the Blessed Trinity needs to be understood and celebrated as a prolongation of the mysteries of Christ and as the solemn expression of our faith in this triune life of the Divine Persons, to which we have been given access by Baptism and by the Redemption won for us by Christ. Only in heaven shall we properly understand what it means, in union with Christ, to share as sons in the very life of God.

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Jun. 6 Saturday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time; Optional Memorial of St. Norbert, bishop, Opt. Mem.

St. Norbert was born at Xanten near Cologne about the year 1080. As a young cleric he resided at the court of the Archbishop of Cologne and then at that of the emperor where he allowed himself to be influenced by the spirit of the world. But he was won back by grace; caught by a storm during a journey on horseback he made up his mind to take his clerical obligations seriously. After ordination to the priesthood he devoted himself to itinerant preaching.

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Jun. 5 Memorial of St. Boniface, bishop and martyr, Memorial

St. Boniface, a monk of Exeter in England, is one of the great figures of the Benedictine Order and of the monastic apostolate in the Middle Ages. Gregory II sent him to preach the Gospel in Germany. He evangelized Hesse, Saxony and Thuringia and became Archbishop of Mainz. He well earned the title of Apostle of Germany, and Catholic Germany in our own times still venerates him as its father in the faith. He was put to death by the Frisians at Dokkum in 754 during the last of his missionary journeys. The famous abbey of Fulda, where his body lies, has remained the national shrine of Catholic Germany.

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Bishop Barron on Netflix’s “Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

In my newest video commentary, I talk about “Unorthodox,” a mini-series that debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago. It’s an admittedly compelling and well-acted drama, but more than a little problematic.

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Bishop Barron on Not Doing Evil That Good May Come

Even as we legitimately fight the great social evils of our time, we must remember Paul’s simple but trenchant principle: never do evil that good might come of it.

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Bishop Barron on Three Ecclesiastical Lessons from the Quarantine

In my newest video commentary, I offer three insights on the nature of the Church that have emerged with special clarity during this pandemic.

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Pentecost and the Fires in Our Cities

It is in a way providential that the Feast of Pentecost arrives this year just as our country is going through a convulsive social crisis. For the Holy Spirit, whose coming we celebrate on Pentecost, is a power meant to transform the world, or in the language of Psalm 104, “to renew the face of the earth.” Pentecost, accordingly, is never simply for the Church; it is for the world by means of the Church. One of the principal biblical metaphors for the Spirit is the wind, and indeed, on Pentecost morning, the Apostles heard what sounded like a strong driving wind as the Spirit arrived. But the wind, elusive and unpredictable, is never really known in itself, but only through its effects. On the scriptural reading, the first effect of the Holy Spirit is the formation of an ekklesia (a church), which in turn is designed to transform the…

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“Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

Unorthodox, a mini-series that debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago, is the story of a young woman who escapes from her oppressive Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and finds freedom with a group of welcoming friends in Berlin. I offer this description with tongue pretty firmly in cheek, because, though it represents a fairly accurate summary of the narrative, it also hints at the oversimplification that makes this admittedly compelling and well-acted drama more than a little problematic. The drama of Unorthodox centers around Esty (played by the astonishing Shira Haas, who deserves every acting award there is), a nineteen-year-old who has spent her entire life within a Hasidic enclave. Her education, her friendships, her marriage, her sense of self—all of it has been thoroughly shaped by the rigorous traditions of her religious community. Her marriage to a young man named Yanky proves to be unhappy, and when, at…

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“Laudato Si” Athwart Modernity

In preparation for my participation in a USCCB sponsored symposium for the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si, I reread the famous and controversial document with some care. Many of the themes that struck me five years ago stood out again, but on this reading I was particularly impressed by the pope’s sharply critical assessment of modernity. I think it’s fair to say that the Church has had a complex relationship with the modern, coming out strongly against it at the First Vatican Council and in a plethora of statements throughout much of the twentieth century, but affirming many elements of it very enthusiastically at the Second Vatican Council. One has only to consider here Vatican II’s document on religious liberty, Dignitatis Humanae, or of its magisterial document on the Church in the modern world, Gaudium et Spes, to see the Council’s favorable assessment of many key…

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English shrine draws more faithful during pandemic than ever before

A non-stop live stream of church services has been attended by people from 135 countries.

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Why a mid-life crisis can be a perfect time to affirm your choices

Middle age doesn't have to be difficult, but a joyful confirmation of your life's direction.

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How lockdown has proved a blessing for this little boy with Down syndrome

As many struggle with quarantine, there's a joy to be had in knowing other vulnerable people are thriving.

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Catholic World Report

Catholic priests may be feeling ‘nonessential’ during the pandemic- here’s how you can help

Denver, Colo., Jun 6, 2020 / 05:06 pm (CNA).- As restrictions meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have forced churches to close or limit their activity in recent months, priests across the U.S. may be feeling “nonessential” as they struggle to support or even engage with their parish community, one psychologist said.

Dr. Christina Lynch, a supervising psychologist for Denver’s St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, told CNA the quarantine measures around the country may be causing priests to feel unneeded and to struggle with their priestly identity. She said priests need encouragement to overcome these challenges.

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Nigerian Catholics providing COVID-19 relief to poor communities

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – In Nigeria, Catholic parishes and communities are providing relief materials and supplies to the poor and vulnerable people in the rural areas since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The Church in the [...]

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Vatican: No active coronavirus cases among employees

Vatican City, Jun 6, 2020 / 09:09 am (CNA).- The Vatican said Saturday the city state no longer has any active positive cases among employees, after a 12th person had tested positive in early May.

According to the director of the Holy See press office... [...]

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Decent Films

In search of true confession in the movies

Of the seven sacraments at the heart of the Church’s life, from the very beginning perhaps the most intriguing to filmmakers has been, ironically, the least visually impressive — a hidden rite involving only the minister and the recipient.

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Sight &amp; Sound Theatre&rsquo;s <em>Jesus</em>: An Evangelical Gospel story

“Where the Bible comes to life” is the slogan of Sight & Sound Theatres, headquartered in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the heart of Amish country.

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Coronavirus Quarantine Streaming Options for Lent and Easter (and&nbsp;More)

In the last few weeks, articles about movies to stream while sheltering in place during your coronavirus quarantine have proliferated across the internet almost as fast as the virus has spread around the world. What makes this article different?

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Crisis Magazine

Is It a Sin to Be White?

“To fight racism, Catholics must hunger for justice like we do for the Eucharist.” This was the headline of a joint editorial piece published on America, the Jesuit magazine, upon the aftermath of a week’s worth of mob protest, extensive looting, and the disintegration of public law and order. In just a few words, the […]

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The Protection Racket ‘Insuring’ the Church

It was, I believe, Monsignor Ronald Knox who quipped that it is best to stay away from the engine room if one wants to enjoy life’s voyage on the Barque of Peter. He meant, of course, that politics is an unsavory business, even Church politics, and that corruption is always to be found wherever politicians […]

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Archbishop Gregory vs. President Trump

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington says it is “baffling and reprehensible” that President Donald J. Trump was allowed to visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine amidst nationwide anti-police demonstrations. Meanwhile, D.C.’s Episcopalians are furious that Park Police removed protesters from the vicinity of St. John’s Church—less than 24 hours after the mob lit […]

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National Catholic Register

Remembering Bishop George Murry — My Mentor, Boss and Friend

By Kathy Schiffer | I remember when Jesuit Father George Murry first arrived at the University of Detroit Mercy. He had a leadership style that was strong yet warm, and his laughter could be heard down the hall. He was a tall...

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Madison Changes Church Reopening Rules After Catholic Bishop Threatens Lawsuit

By Christine Rousselle/CNA. | WASHINGTON, D.C. — Churches in Dane County, Wisconsin, will be permitted to operate at 25% capacity, it was announced Friday, after the Diocese of Madison...

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Home Video Picks & Passes 06.07.20

By Steven D. Greydanus | Studio Ghibli / Hayao Miyazaki films — PICKS

Another streaming service? Warner Bros’ new HBO Max service is one to watch; among other things, that’s where Studio Ghibli...

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ZENIT: The World Seen from Rome

The Holy Father Francis’ Video-Message to Virtual Meeting Organized by Scholas Occurrents Foundation

On Occasion of World Environment Day

The post The Holy Father Francis’ Video-Message to Virtual Meeting Organized by Scholas Occurrents Foundation appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Bishop Arnold: ‘Think Globally’ Post-Pandemic About Care we Have for Each Other

Mass for UK Coronavirus Victims and Carers

The post Bishop Arnold: ‘Think Globally’ Post-Pandemic About Care we Have for Each Other appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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English Bishop Hopes Government “Will See Sense” and Allow Opening of Churches Soon

Pastoral Message of Bishop Mark O’Toole of Plymouth

The post English Bishop Hopes Government “Will See Sense” and Allow Opening of Churches Soon appeared first on ZENIT - English.

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Catholic World News

Church cannot return to pre-pandemic pastoral practices, Vatican official says (Synod of Bishops)

In 2019, Pope Francis appointed Maltese Bishop Mario Grech as Pro-Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.

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Pennsylvania becomes 3rd state to ban marriage under 18 (CBS News)

Since 2014, more than 2,300 people between the ages of 15 and 17 were married in Pennsylvania. In a 1996 article, canon lawyer Edward Peters examined the history of the minimum canonical age for sacramental marriage.

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4 Iranian Christians ordered to begin prison sentences (Christian Solidarity Worldwide)

The four Christians, arrested in 2019 during police raids on house churches, have been sentenced to five years in prison for “endangering state security” and “promoting Zionism.”

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