Travelers who happen upon a regional museum in Washington state are frequently surprised to find there the largest collection of rosaries in the world — according to no less an authority than “Ripley’s Believe It or Not.” Located in southeastern Washington, on the north side of the Columbia River Gorge, near the picturesque town of Stevenson, the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center houses a collection of some 4,000 rosaries that can easily take hours to examine closely.Read More.
Q: Could you clarify the Church’s position on refusal of food and hydration when making out health care directives and living wills? Also, is it true that once a feeding tube has been inserted, it cannot be removed before death? — Levittown, Pa.Read More.
An older man, out in the morning for his first mile-and-a-half walk of the day, silently recites the Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me” — or, “have mercy on me, a sinner.” At about the same time of day, somewhere a mother and her toddler are driving to their parish to participate in its biweekly mothers’ group. Prayer, spiritual reflection and conversation about parenthood’s challenges and rewards lie at the heart of such groups’ activities.Read More.
As the annual subscription campaign for the Florida Catholic kicks off, the associate publisher of the 78-year-old publication hopes readers and potential readers understand the service the paper provides. “When the Florida Catholic newspaper first published on Dec. 1, 1939, it was just that — a newspaper,” said Ann Borowski-Slade, a Florida Catholic veteran since 2000. “But the publishing industry has changed, which is why the Florida Catholic of 2017 is more than just a newspaper. Our publication is a conduit for distributing news of importance to the Catholic faithful via a variety of platforms. We’ve tried to evolve as technology has evolved, and we are excited to spread that message to the faithful of Florida’s Catholic Church.”Read More.