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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Technology Keeps Diaconate Formation, Lay Ecclesial Ministry Classes Alive

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! As candidates for the Permanent Diaconate study Church history and homiletics, they are also getting a crash course in technology. Like most others in our...

What is a Plenary Indulgence?

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By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary...

Bishop Mark Invites Faithful to Day of Prayer on March 25

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Bishop Mark is inviting the faithful of Altoona-Johnstown to join with Pope Francis in a Day of Prayer on Wednesday, March 25...

School Closure Extended; Digital Learning Thrives

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! A good news/bad news situation for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. First, the bad news: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has directed...

Faithful Invited to Pray Outdoor Stations of the Cross

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! As we try to balance spirituality and social distancing during these difficult days, add outdoor Stations of the Cross to the growing...

Faithful Asked to Continue Financial Support of Parishes

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! At times like these, everyone’s safety, health, and well-being is the priority. With faithful not in the pews for Sunday Mass, the financial...

Priests Go the Extra Mile to Minister to the Faithful During...

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! It was likely the first time Father Brian Saylor might have wanted to wear a parka while hearing Confessions. The Pastor of Saint...

Faithful Being Patient, Prayerful, and Innovative Amid Coronvirus Pandemic

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Anyone who spends even a few minutes with Monica Barlick would probably notice there is a void in her life these days. She...

Bishop Mark Offers Ideas to Cope During Pandemic

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! Prayer is essential during this unprecedented time, but so are walks, good music, and even some household projects. And don't overdose on...

Johnstown Priest Offers Ideas for Enhanced Prayer at Home

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By Tony DeGol Proclaim! During these challenging days when going to Mass is not an option, one's home can easily become a haven for prayer and spirituality. The Very...
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