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St. Catherine Lenten Mission

LITTLE COMPTON — St. Catherine Church, 74 Simmons Road, will host a Parish Mission beginning Monday, March 2, through Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The Rev. John Phalen, CSC, a Holy Cross Father who currently serves as director of formation for the order in Lima, Peru will be the Lenten preacher. Father is an avid disciple and protégé of Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, of "Families for Prayer." His book, entitled "Living the Rosary, Your Life in the Mysteries," will be his theme. The mission Mass and talk will be held each evening at 7 p.m. For more information, please call 635-4420.

From Porn to Purity
This past week brought Catholic apologist Matt Fradd to Providence. Fradd has proclaimed the Gospel of mercy and the vitality of chastity to thousands of young people throughout North America, Europe and Australia. His work helping to free those addicted to pornography is one of the most important and necessary in the Church today. His visit could also not have been more timely. This Valentine’s Day, the secular feast of love, the film “Fifty Shades of Grey” was released in theatres across the country.
Make Disciples, Not War
The recent execution of 21 Christians in Libya reveals not only the Islamic State’s brutality but also its ignorance of human history. They referred to Coptic Christians as “crusaders of Egypt.” The reference is to the religious wars dating back to the eleventh century between Christians and Muslims, mostly for control over Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The Coptic Christians, however, were already present in Egypt well before the time of the Crusades, and centuries before Islam itself. They are certainly not crusaders.
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