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"Consider this ... Plight of Christians in Iraq"
Friday, August 15, 2014 by Daybreak TV Productions

 

Plight of Christians in Iraq

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Remembering the moments when God was present
Monday, August 11, 2014 by Mark Ciemcioch

Remembering the highs and lows of your life, and reflecting on how God was with you even then, was the theme of Bishop Richard J. Malone’s homily Sunday morning, as he celebrated Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.

Bishop Malone recalled attending a retreat when he was instructed to take a piece of paper with a line drawn across it – meant to represent a person’s timeline – and find a quiet place to think about his life.

“(The retreat director) wanted us as an assignment to go to a quiet place for a while and prayerfully think back as far back as we could to our own lives, our own personal histories, and try to remember and identify those moments; those events, those experiences when in hindsight, only looking back, that we can now see that God is very much present and involved in our lives,” Bishop Malone said. “An involvement that most often, at least in my life, that I was probably not aware of at the time, but looking back through the perspective of many years, you see these many moments in our lives that are ‘Aha!’ moments.”

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"Consider this ... Statues"
Friday, August 08, 2014 by Daybreak TV Productions

Statues

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National Religious Retirement Office Gives $24 Million to Orders in Need
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Washington—The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed more than $24 million in financial assistance to 424 religious communities in June and July. The funds were made possible by the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection, which was held in the majority of U.S. Catholic parishes last December. The collection raised nearly $28.4 million and benefits some 35,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers and priests in religious orders.

Catholic bishops in the United States launched the Retirement Fund for Religious in 1988 to address the profound deficit in retirement funding among U.S. religious communities. The NRRO coordinates the annual collection and distributes the proceeds to eligible communities. The organization is sponsored by the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM), the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR), the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Traditionally, Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests – known collectively as women and men religious – served for small stipends that did not include retirement benefits. As a result, many religious communities now lack adequate savings for retirement and eldercare. Allocations from the Retirement Fund for Religious supplement a community’s income and retirement savings.

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