Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The white smoke appeared on Wednesday, signaling the conclave had chosen Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be the new head of the Catholic Church.
A new pope has been named to lead the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina, has been elected the 266th pope and is the first pope from Latin America. For Shelby-Utica Patch reader Mary Adragna, the new pope's vision for the church is more important than his nationality. "Not sure on the country," Adragna wrote on Patch's Facebook page. "Hopefully from the 21st century though!" Bergoglio is the son of middle-class Italian immigrants and became the first Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was appointed cardinal three years later, according to the Washington Post. The article stated that Bergoglio leans to the conservative side on doctrinal and spiritual issues and opposes abortion and supports …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Thinking about enrolling your child in a parochial or private school next year? There are several open houses scheduled Jan. 27 at schools in Utica and neighboring communities.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Thinking about enrolling your child in a parochial or private school next year? If so, you'll want to mark these dates on your family's calendar.
Second semester has only just started, but parochial and private schools in Shelby Township and Utica are already enrolling students for the 2013-14 academic year. Here are some of the open houses private schools in the area have scheduled to give prospective students and their parents a chance to explore their respective academic and extracurricular programs. Peace Lutheran School St. Lawrence Catholic School Trinity Lutheran School St. Thecla Catholic School Trinity Lutheran School St. Luke Lutheran School Faith Christian School St. Mary Catholic School St. Peter Lutheran School Immanuel Lutheran School Austin Catholic Academy St. Joan of Arc Catholic School St. Germaine School Catholic School St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School St. Paul …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The most drastic changes to the Catholic Mass in the past 40 years take effect today. What do you think of the new "old" language?
Catholic churches throughout the nation today are implementing the biggest change to the Mass in about 40 years, and there is mixed opinion on what this will mean for about 1.3 million Catholics in the Archiocese of Detroit. The Roman Missal is an assembly of prayers, chants and directions used to celebrate Mass. The missal, which was originally translated from Latin to English in the 1970s, has been updated. The most sensitive of the changes is the translation of pro multis as “for many.” The narrative of the Last Supper, which currently reads, “which will be shed for you and for all so that sins may be forgiven,” will be changed to “which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Pastoral Associate Christine …