Parishes respond to violence with gun collection, peace vigil

Two Baltimore parishes are responding to the city’s high murder rate with positive actions of their own, according to The Catholic Review, Baltimore’s archdiocesan paper. One is giving $50 to anyone who brings in a working gun, no questions asked.

‘Babe Ruth worshipped here’

No, that’s not exactly the headline on this story in Catholic New York about legendary baseball star Babe Ruth’s youngest living granddaughter’s recent visit to the New York church where the Babe attended Mass. She discovered during the visit how the New York Yankee legend was a major benefactor of the parish.

What’s in a name?

The Catholic Sun in Phoenix reports that thousands of children in the Phoenix Diocese are choosing confirmation names and that catechists are using the process as a way of introducing the children to the communion of saints.

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