Author Archives: Chaz Muth

A video treasury: #PopeinUS

I’m about to take you on a retrospective journey of what it was like to be a member of the media a year ago while covering Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. This entry will be complete with videos … Continue reading

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Priest goes country, writes bluegrass Mass

“There was some Catholic toe tapping to the strains of banjo and fiddle” as the first bluegrass Mass was celebrated recently “exactly where it belonged: the ‘birthplace of country music,’ Bristol, Virginia,” according to a story written by Jean Denton in The … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa’s ‘dark night’ inspires Long Island Catholics

For all of you out there who were astonished by the revelation that Blessed Mother Teresa experienced periods of spiritual “darkness,” read what one professor of moral theology says about what that meant for the woman who founded the Missionaries of Charity. The … Continue reading

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Outdoor Mass recalls 12 priests who arrived in Florida in 1539

Bishop Frank J. Dewane of the Diocese of Venice, Fla., combined a diocesan “Year of Celebration” and the international “Year for Priests” Oct. 22 in a Mass dedicated to all priests who have served in Florida, including the 12 priests and friars … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s first saint touched her father’s life

Emma Kamahana Dickerson of Pennsylvania recently took three of her daughters and a granddaughter to Hawaii in anticipation of the canonization of Father Damien de Veuster, who will become the first Hawaiian saint Oct. 11. Dickerson, 85, has a unique tie to Father Damien. … Continue reading

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Pure Fashion models are on a mission for modesty

Here is a revealing story, but in a modest way! It’s about a fashion show held in Lima, Ohio, sponsored by a faith-based model training program promoting virtues of modesty and purity. In the story featured in the Catholic Chronicle, newspaper of … Continue reading

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Congregations helping jobless members cope

Rising unemployment has impacted people all over the U.S.  A recent story in Catholic San Francisco, newspaper of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, told how several faith communities are helping those affected cope with the reality of their situation.

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Catholic advocates get specific on health care reform

Town hall meetings across the U.S. have stirred the passions of protesters opposed to health care reform in general or opposed to certain aspects of bills currently before Congress. Here’s a story about Catholic efforts on the health reform issue, including … Continue reading

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Milwaukee couple begins every day with wedding vows

OK, now here is a story about a married couple who show their devotion to their wedding vows — literally on a daily basis!  The Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has run an article about this couple who begins … Continue reading

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Priests provide comfort at scene of deadly shooting

When a shooting occurred recently at a fitness club, Catholic priests jumped into action, as you can read in the Pittsburgh Catholic, newspaper of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. You’ll read in this story how the priests’ presence in the midst of … Continue reading

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