Brother Wind Blows Out Lights at Georgia Easter Vigil

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On a breezy night, Catholics at the University of Georgia gathered for the Easter Vigil service. The beginning of the Mass went as planned — candles were lit, 20 RCIA candidates were welcomed into the Church, and the Gospel was proclaimed. Then the lights went out. A strong gust of wind had cut the power to the Catholic Center. Because …

Black History Month Celebrations Honor Past, Present, Future

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Ministries around the Province celebrated the African American community throughout February during Black History Month. At St. Joseph Parish in Wilmington, Del., events were held every Sunday throughout February. The parish, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, is the oldest historically African American Catholic parish in the Diocese of Wilmington. On the first Sunday, St. Joseph’s hosted a …

Southern Communities Feel Impact of Last Week’s Winter Weather

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Several inches of snow snarled traffic and closed schools across the southeast region of the United States last week. HNP friars and partners-in-ministry were among 50 million people affected by the icy precipitation that began Tuesday, Jan. 28. The storm was part of a weather system that gathered moisture from the Gulf of Mexico before colliding with a cold front …