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December 22, 2023
Effort brings Thanksgiving and Christmas to less fortunate in Braxton and Clay counties
The Catholic Spirit of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston features the service and successes of the St. Thomas and Risen Lord food pantries this holiday season.
November 8, 2023
Mass marks centennial of founding of first seminary in U.S. for Black seminarians
Our Sunday Visitor makes note of St. Augustine Seminary's centennial and tells of its importance in the history of the Catholic Church and Black Catholic culture.
October 18, 2023
Black Catholic Men's Conference offers renewal, community, speakers say
The Record, the Catholic newspaper of Central Kentucky, conveys the impact, relevance and importance of the Father Chester P. Smith National Black Catholic Men’s Conference.
October 4, 2023
Green card change leaves thousands of foreign-born pastors in limbo
The inequity of immigration laws has a direct effect on religious freedom. Christianity Today explains the dilemma and the Society of the Divine Word's role in trying to improve the situation.
September 24, 2023
Father Juan Antonio Romo
LaPrensa Latina, a bilingual magazine of Memphis, highlights Father Juan Antonio Romo SVD (see page 44).
September 21, 2023
What's next for the historic Miramar Retreat and Conference Center in Duxbury?
Joanna K. Tzouvelis of WickedLocal.com in Massachusetts reports on the beauty and history of Miramar Retreat Center and what might be the properties next chapter.
The Divine Word Missionaries
Faith West Tennessee of the Diocese of Memphis includes the Divine Word Missionaries in their Religious Life section. (Click the right arrow to continue reading.)
July 21, 2023
At Black Catholic Congress youth town hall, Cardinal Gregory and Bishop Steib discuss vocations, community and racism
The Catholic Review of Baltimore shares an article from the Catholic Standard that highlights the 13th National Black Catholic Congress. During the event's youth town hall, Bishop J. Terry Steib SVD teamed up with Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington to encourage youth and speak about their personal experiences of racism, faith, community and religious life.
July 17, 2023
The human face of migration
In "The Human Face of Migration: A Christian Response" on Wordnet TV, Father vanThanh Nguyen SVD speaks to the hardships, atrocity and exploitation that underlies the issue of immigration.
July 7, 2023
City of Buckhannon declares 'Feast of Corpus Christi Day'
The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, captured the joy and spirit of "Feast of Corpus Christi Day" in Buckhannon, W. Vir. The day was organized by Father Edward Tetteh SVD, Divine Word seminarian Tin Trung Vu and the people of Holy Rosary parish.
July 5, 2023
Women and men religious celebrate jubilees
The Chicago Catholic honors the religious men and women who celebrate jubilees in 2023.
June 30, 2023
Summer visit bears fruit
When three classmates get together at Risen Lord Food Pantry in Clay County, W. Vir., good things happen. Colleen Rowan of The Catholic Spirit writes about a spirited summer visit.
May 23, 2023
Saba, Statia Catholics joining for Ascension Fundraising Fun Day
Saba-News.com reports on how Father Lukas Batmomolin SVD of St. Eustatius on the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius and Father Zibi Orlikowski SVD of St. Paul's Conversion Church in Saba brought together two faith communities to finish renovating a church building badly in need of repair.
May 19, 2023
Be a 'Parte' of the past and present at Point Breeze
Community News, a community newspaper of Bordentown, N.J., covers the history and recent developments at Point Breeze, a former Divine Word property with a storied past.
Eucharistic revival 13
The Diocese of Memphis produced a series in anticipation of the Eucharistic Congress. In episode 13, they interviewed parishioners of Father Brandon Nguyen SVD's Sacred Heart Church.
April 27, 2023
Tiny Good Shepherd Catholic church rivals Sacred Heart for history
Greg Stone of the Charleston Gazette-Mail talked with Father Dominikus Baok SVD and others about the rich history of Good Shepherd Mission Catholic Church in Coalburg, W.Vir.
April 25, 2023
Silence, prayer and a long tradition of faith nurture Black Catholic vocations, says religious sister
The Tablet of Brooklyn publishes OSV News's report on the state of African-American vocations.
February 28, 2023
First Black Catholic bishop of Memphis
Katherine Burgess of the Memphis Commercial Appeal has a conversation with Most Rev. J. Terry Steib SVD, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Memphis.
February 17, 2023
Our Lady of Africa celebrates Black History Month
The Chicago Catholic features Our Lady of Africa parish in its coverage of Black History Month.
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