Quote of the Day: Omid Safi

“I struggle with why we are so offended with seeing human beings dressed up like monsters for two hours, when for the other 364 days of the year we see monsters dressed up like human beings, killing and raping and stealing and occupying and pillaging.” — Religion News Service blogger Omid Safi, a professor at the University of North Carolina, on Halloween.

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Cancer-versary

“Trauma cancer” isn’t a real medical diagnosis, but it is certainly an emotional one. It’s a reminder of how quickly our lives can change. And the changes are irrevocable as the stuff of nightmares becomes our new, unwelcome waking truth.

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On Halloween: The demons & monsters are us–and so are the angels.

I struggle with why we are so offended with seeing human beings dressed up like monsters for two hours, when for the other 364 days of the year we see monsters dressed up like human beings, killing and raping and stealing and occupying and pillaging.
This, all of this, is us. We are the monster.
 We are the angelic. We are the human where the monstrous and the divine mingle.

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow confirms official WYD 2016 dates

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, Poland has officially confirmed to Mr. Samir Zumot, KHS, President of CPO the official dates of WYD 2016 on his latest visit to Krakow on October, 23rd.  WYD 2016 will be held the last week of July 2016, July 25th-31st.  For more information please click the link:  Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz confirms WYD 2016 dates

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St. Louis Archdiocese orders end to alcohol at youth events

Under a new policy that goes into effect Friday, drinking will not be allowed at any event that is directed primarily toward minors. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson announced the change in a letter to parishioners last week. Now alcohol at games or other events directed toward minors “is not to be served to anyone or brought in by someone,” according to the letter.