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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    St. Bernard opens school with service of commitment and blessing

    CULLMAN, Ala. - It was a moment of wonder and excitement mixed with a bit of emotional anxiety as 136 students at Saint Bernard Preparatory School made their way to the Abbey Church on the opening day of school.  In addition to the United...


    CULLMAN, Ala. – Daystar Church recently announced a new initiative directed at parents who choose to have children in spite of hardships, or who need help when fostering or adopting children. The church issued this statement: Daystar Church is launching a bold new initiative called...

    Sacred Heart honors Mother Mary Rose, LIHM

    Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Cullman recently honored Mother Mary Rose, LIHM Sister, during a covered dish dinner and reception in the Family Life Center. Several religious items were presented to her, including a plaque stating, "Somebody in Alabama is praying for you!" Fr....

    Shrine hires lay director of administration

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery is pleased to welcome Bill Brown as its new director of administration. A man of faith with extensive management experience, Brown brings personable wisdom to this leadership...

    Guest Editorial: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

    l. His death was certain A. Joseph of Arimathaea came to Pilate the Governor after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and requested the privilege of burying his body. Pilate wondered if Jesus was already dead. Therefore, he sent a centurion, a leader of one hundred...

    Sacred Heart Church of Cullman participates in worldwide consecration of Russian and Ukraine

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sacred Heart Church of Jesus in Cullman participated Friday morning in the worldwide event consecrating Ukraine and Russian. Father Patrick made the announcement on Facebook Thursday evening, saying, “As many of you know, the visionaries of Our Lady of Medjugorje have...

    St. Valentine’s Day: Just where did it come from?

    Love can be a confusing thing, so it’s fitting that the calendar day devoted to love should be the subject of some confusion itself. Feb. 14 is the day marked on the calendars of multiple Christian traditions to celebrate the feast of St. Valentine....

    Religion Editorial – Refuse a common life

    There’s an extremely antiquated mindset of masculinity that was passed down by our fathers, grandfathers--including our matriarchal figures that have embraced that men have to choose what type of life to live. Men must dominate professionally where money and status often carry more importance...

    Two enter novitiate at St. Bernard Abbey

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The journey of two men, which began with an inquiry to St. Bernard Abbey Vocation Director, Fr. Joel Martin, OSB, has entered into a new phase.  Becoming a monk doesn’t happen overnight. It is a process that takes several years. At St....

    Attorney General Steve Marshall hails Supreme Court victory in religious freedom case supported by Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Attorney General Steve Marshall hailed a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, in a lawsuit supported by Alabama, upholding the right of Catholic Social Services to assist in Philadelphia’s foster care system without having to surrender the group’s religious beliefs.    “Alabama and...