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Nature and the Mass

April 9, 2019 William L. Patenaude 5

During an eco-talk in another diocese, a participant shared with me how her parish celebrated Masses for creation. Special readings were read and hymns were sung, and the entrance procession, she said, included a child […]

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Catholic Rural Life

November 24, 2014 William L. Patenaude 0

“Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the […]

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Toxins and Human Life

August 14, 2014 William L. Patenaude 0

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live …” — Deuteronomy […]

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Grill The Priests!

June 5, 2014 William L. Patenaude 0

“Six priests walking into a bar…” could open a joke. But on a Friday night in May, a Dominican and five diocesan priests walked into a Dave and Busters in Providence Place Mall to share […]