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“When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind” (Lk 14:13).

A Reflection for Saturday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time, by Molly Cahill
A Reflection for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
Pope Francis has not weighed in on the new show. (As he doesn’t watch television, this is not unexpected.) But on his behalf, we have a couple of notes we’d like to share from a Catholic perspective.
pope francis sits on a chair next to retired pope benedict. both are wearing white and smiling
Canon lawyers are proposing new laws that will delineate the rules on papal retirement. Retired Pope Benedict XVI has had to trailblaze a path, as the last pope to step down was in 1294.
(Jason Hargrove from Toronto, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.)
It is time to defund the police. I haven’t called them in years, and I need that tax money back to subscribe to Disney Plus.
Fielder’s new project “The Rehearsal” is streaming on HBO Max (photo: HBO).
Rather than using jokes to make a larger point, Nathan Fielder’s “The Rehearsal” derives its humor from making fun of ordinary people.
Fifth-grade teacher Madeline Schmitt directs her students at St. Patrick School in Huntington, N.Y., on Sept. 9, 2020. Most Catholic schools returned to in-person learning earlier than public schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
The consistent quality of Catholic schools attracted new students during the Covid pandemic. Now the challenge is to extend our mission and welcome more families in disadvantaged areas.
Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde, Texas, will receive scholarship money for new students that transferred from Robb Elementary School.
Nicaraguan police burst into Matagalpa diocesan headquarters and removed an outspoken bishop who had been under house arrest for more than two weeks.