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November 13, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

From Guest Columnist Fr. Mario DiCicco, O.F.M.


The country of Syria finds itself in a conflict which each day becomes more and more cruel. The death toll from the conflict is over 500,000. The severity of the humanitarian disaster has been outlined by the United ... Read More »

November 6, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Although many reading this bulletin may have already voted by taking advantage of early voting opportunities, still I suspect many of you will be waiting to visit your voting place next Tuesday, November 8th. We have had all kinds of exposure to candidates on the national, state ... Read More »

October 30, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

A REVOLUTION OF TENDERNESS A Reflection on our Role as Catholic Citizens


Economic decisions and institutions should be assessed according to whether they protect or undermine the dignity of the human person. Social and economic policies should foster the creation of jobs for all who can work with ... Read More »

October 23, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Continuing our reflection on these for Respect Life Month of October, I offer the following thoughts written by Richard M. Doerfinger, Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His piece is entitled “The True Face of Assisted Suicide.”


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October 16, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



The elections in the United States are less than a month away. We have already had two presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate. We are bombarded every news cycle with election coverage and with candidate ads on radio and television. Hopefully by this time every citizen is ... Read More »

October 9, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



October is Pro-Life Month in the Catholic Church. Here at St. Peter’s we have used a section of the bulletin during this month to reflect on several pro-life issues as a means of observing this special month. All of this helps us to review some of the ... Read More »

October 2, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



For all of us associated with St. Peter’s, this is one of the holiest and important weeks of the year since we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Tuesday, October 4. I would like to have sufficient room in this bulletin and the time ... Read More »

September 25, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Tomorrow, Monday, September 26, we have the opportunity to listen to the first of three debates with the presidential hopefuls. Up until now what we have heard are stump speeches at rallies, television commercials which often have said more about what one candidate does not like about ... Read More »

September 18

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



For many of us who now receive Medicare or even some of those who are not yet quite at that point in our lives, when we think of Religious Sisters, we probably think of the sisters who taught us in grade or high school. Certainly when we ... Read More »

September 11, 2016

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Last Sunday in Rome Pope Francis celebrated the canonization Mass for Mother Teresa, foundress of the Missionaries of Charity. This was a woman who made a phenomenal impact on society, not only in India but also throughout the world. She also is a wonderful example of how ... Read More »