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Live from the National Catholic Youth Conference

The 2015 National Catholic Youth Conference is underway in Indianapolis, and more than 140 young people from across the diocese are there to participate. Over three days, some 25,000 teenagers will come together to pray, be inspired by speakers and enjoy fellowship with one another. Two members of St. Vincent Blessed Sacrament Parish…





Prayers for Paris

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is a translation of a statement issued by the director of the Holy See press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, shortly after the terror attacks in Paris Nov. 13:


Immaculate Conception School celebrates All Saints Day

FAYETTEVILLE — The second grade classes at Immaculate Conception School in Fayetteville celebrated All Saints Day by dressing up as a favorite saint. Each student chose a saint, write and learned special attributes about that saint, and memorized the information in order to share it with the congregation at Mass on…




Catholic TV chef has cooked for not one but two popes

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lidia Bastianich, even at age 68, is working like crazy. She’s on her fifth public television cooking series, “Lidia’s Kitchen,” and on Dec. 11, will have a Christmas special on PBS. She has also written 13 books — most of…