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October 27, 2014 | Volume 89 Number 26

image: i voted stickerFaithful Citizenship in November and Beyond

Last year, speaking about the need to engage in the political process, Pope Francis said, “We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern.”

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Deacon Bob Ewan retiring with gratitude to many

As he prepares to retire from his job of heading the diocese’s Diaconate formation program Nov. 1, Deacon Bob Ewan is pleased that there is an increased presence of permanent deacons.

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Annual Diocesan Appeal Experiences Early Success

With the support of over 7,000 donors across the Diocese, the 2014 Annual Diocesan Appeal—Our Faith Alive in Love—is off to a good start.

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LARCUM Conference 2014 to meet Dec. 5-6 in Norfolk

“The New Landscape of Post-Christian Christianity” will be the theme of the Virginia LARCUM Conference 2014 to be held Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 in Norfolk.

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believe as you pray by Msgr. Timothy KeeneyThe Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)


in light of faith by barbara hughesMary: Mother and Spiritual Guide


Holy Name of Mary, Bedford, gets fresco painted by local artist

Kurt Kindermann had a slightly Michelangelo-ic experience last spring as he stood atop a scaffold to paint a fresco on the ceiling of Bedford’s Holy Name of Mary Church.

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Planning a Catholic funeral

November, which begins with All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day, is the month when the Church focuses on praying for the dead.

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Quebec Shrine

For more than 350 years pilgrims of all ages have traveled to St. Anne-de-Beaupre Shrine, 19 miles east of Quebec City in Canada.

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Our Lady of Nazareth, Roanoke

Paz ahora, paz para el mundo a través de la alegría del Evangelio

Looking with new eyes





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