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Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity names director of Mission advancement and director of Annual Giving

Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity has promoted Eileen Hudson, CFRE, to director of Mission Advancement, and promoted Tom Lucia to Director of Annual Giving. Hudson will provide strategic direction for mission advancement activities across the footprint of OLV organizations including major, planned and corporate foundation fundraising programs that benefit the missions of the Homes of Charity, Baker Victory Services, and OLV National Shrine & Basilica and OLV Elementary. Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity (HOC) promotes Tom Lucia to Director of Annual Giving.

Colombian diocese has served 1 million meals to Venezuelan migrants (CNA)

Despite blockades at the border, 3,800-4,200 Venezuelans fleeing their homeland arrive daily at the Diocese of Cúcuta’s Divine Providence House.

Kenyan bishops warn that over 1 million face hunger (Vatican News)

The East African nation of 48 million (map) is 60% Protestant, 23% Catholic, and 11% Muslim. Pope Francis made an apostolic journey to Kenya, Uganda, and the Central African Republic in 2015.

Cardinal Barbarin: 'I have made mistakes, but not those I am accused of' (SIR)

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon made his remarks in a 19-minute French television interview. Pope Francis declined to accept his resignation as he appeals his conviction for failing to report a priest’s sexual abuse of boy scouts.

Pope appeals for prayer, support for cyclone victims in southeast Africa (Vatican News)

Pope Francis issued his appeal at the conclusion of his March 20 general audience, in which he reflected on “Thy will be done,” the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer.

Bishops announce opposition to Equality Act (USCCB)

The Equality Act (H.R.5 / S. 788), sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), “would add the new terms ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the definition of ‘sex’ in federal civil rights laws,” the US bishops’ conference noted, adding: “Each and every person should be treated with dignity and respect ... Rather than offering meaningful protections for individuals, however, the Equality Act would impose sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole.”

Mar. 21 Thursday of the Second Week of Lent, Weekday

Sin is the great barrier between God and man. Sin, caused the beginning of hell and made devils of the fallen angels. Sin drove Adam and Eve out of their paradise and took away their marvelous gifts of grace and of freedom from sickness and death. But only in the sufferings and death of the God-man do we see what God really thinks of sin. Before sin there existed no sickness, no death, no hatred, no discord, no ugliness. Every suffering and disorder in the world is a reflection of sin. Every Mass, continuing the atoning Sacrifice of Calvary, is God's mercy to sinners throughout the world. Every sacrament is God's means of restoring all things in Christ. -- Daily Missal of the Mystical Body

Pontifical Academy for Life encouraging vaccinations? (CWN)

The Pontifical Academy for Life has encouraged parents to have their children vaccinated.

Disney Star David Henrie Reveals Pope Francis Predicted Rainbow Baby’s Birth: “He Told Me Not To Worry”

This is such a beautiful and tear-jerking story! Former Disney Star David Henrie and wife Maria announced the birth of their first

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Catholic Center cafeteria trashes unearthly food boxes

The Catholic Center is in the process of throwing out Styrofoam food containers for the last time. In an effort to be more ecologically friendly, the downtown office has decided to replace Styrofoam with compostable paper products in the cafeteria.