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Make your funeral wishes known to your family
PREVENT CONFUSION • Advance funeral planning can lessen the burden on children and family members in years to come. Pixabay photo

Advance funeral planning can lessen the burden on children and family members in years to come. Pixabay photo


A few weeks ago, I wrote an article that appeared in The Monitor’s Bereavement Section regarding advance funeral planning. In a highlighted box, the question read, “Why take the chance on your family guessing what you want?” More ...
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Catholic mom sees her 11 children as greatest Mother's Day gift
BOWIE, Md.  -- Mother's Day will greet Amy Laddbush of Bowie with plentiful sounds as her husband and 11 children clamor to express their appreciation for her vital service to their big Catholic family. More ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Iraqi immigrant mother holds to faith, heritage in U.S.

PHOENIX -- Chaldean immigrant Maureen Antwan wants two things for her children -- for them to keep the faith and do well in school.

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Friday, May 12, 2017
All maternal figures, including church, to be honored on Mother's Day
WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis has spent his papacy reflecting on the role of mothers in society and trying to bring that maternal warmth to the Catholic Church. More ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Baltimore mom prays for racial healing, solutions to social injustice
BALTIMORE -- Crystal Morris is a busy woman. The 55-year-old West Baltimore resident makes sure her neighborhood church is always open for those who seek Jesus. More ...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Kids, families have good, clean fun during Hightstown parish environmental fair
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hightstown, may have brought the great outdoors inside, but there was no shortage of sunshine in the smiles of those who turned out for the parish environmental fair the morning of April 30.

“I have four kids and eight grandkids, and I want the world to be a good, happy place for them – a safe place – as far as the air and water goes,” said Judy Camisa, a member of the parish’s social justice committee, which coordinated the event.
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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