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Updates from the Syracuse Region

Joan Cincotta, DM
1/14/2021

The Syracuse Region has been busy keeping with our needy at Malta House and with each other. In November, several members came together at Malta House to deliver a Thanksgiving dinner complete with dessert pies and individually bottled drinks, all contained in bags with a Thanksgiving design.

 

The same group ...

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Chaplain Reflection

Rev. Richard Fragomeni, Associate Chaplain Chicago
12/31/2020

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

As a country, and perhaps as a world, we heave a collective sigh that the painful year pounded by pandemic, protest and political partition is at last ...

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Philadelphia Region Produces Prison Ministry Videos

Robert Macri, KM
12/31/2020

This Advent, the Philadelphia Region, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, produced a series of video reflections designed to serve the spiritual needs of the incarcerated during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Originally conceived for local ...

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Palliative Care Issues: Nutrition and Hydration

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
12/17/2020

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles that will explain and explore the Church’s teachings on end-of-life and palliative care issues.

Dr. Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director ...

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Updates from the Syracuse Region

Joan Cincotta, DM
1/14/2021

The Syracuse Region has been busy keeping with our needy at Malta House and with each other. In November, several members came together at Malta House to deliver a Thanksgiving dinner complete with dessert pies ...

read more

Chaplain Reflection

Rev. Richard Fragomeni, Associate Chaplain Chicago
12/31/2020

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

As a country, and perhaps as a world, we heave a collective sigh that the painful year pounded by pandemic, protest and political partition is at last ...

read more

Philadelphia Region Produces Prison Ministry Videos

Robert Macri, KM
12/31/2020

This Advent, the Philadelphia Region, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, produced a series of video reflections designed to serve the spiritual needs of the incarcerated during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Originally conceived for local ...

read more

Palliative Care Issues: Nutrition and Hydration

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
12/17/2020

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles that will explain and explore the Church’s teachings on end-of-life and palliative care issues.

Dr. Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director ...

read more

From the Catholic News Herald article, “Psychologist warns of increasing impact of pornography as screen time rises”

Georgianna Penn. Published October 21st, 2020. Modified for Order of Malta newsletter.
12/17/2020

On September 26th, 2020, the Central North Carolina Region sponsored a Defense of the Faith presentation at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro.  Dr. Rick Cook, a St. Pius X parishioner and psychologist at ...

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Coat Drive Benefits Homeless

Barbara Patocka, DM
12/3/2020

The Washington, DC and Montgomery County (Maryland) regions held a coat drive in October to benefit the Father McKenna Center, which serves homeless men and needy families and seniors in Washington. We collected 57 winter ...

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Lancaster Region Helps Guide Refugees to Baptism

Rosey Lawrence, DM
12/3/2020

Members of the Lancaster Region joined in welcoming new members into the Catholic Church in October as all five children of the Dunia family were baptized by the Rev. Deogratias Rwegasira, AJ, at St. Joseph ...

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Palliative Care: Pain Management

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
11/19/2020

Editor 's note: This is one in a series of articles that will explain and explore Church teachings on end-of-life and palliative care issues.

Dr. Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director of CNYAIM ...

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Changing Hearts Behind Prison Walls through Digital Technology

Annie Hager, Director of Institutional Advancement at Catholic Distance University
11/19/2020

“If God can save me, he can save anyone,” said Clayton Fountain, an incarcerated Catholic Distance University student who was a death row inmate in solitary confinement when he died of a massive heart attack ...

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Milwaukee Continues to Serve in the Wake of COVID-19

Cynthia Salazar, DMOb
11/5/2020

Due to COVID-19 and the mandatory ongoing statewide restrictions, we have been unable to participate in any hands-on service projects since March. Staying faithful to our charisms, we haven’t let the pandemic cramp our ...

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Jacksonville Region Gives Groceries to Those in Need

Jane Lanier, DM
11/5/2020

The Order of Malta Jacksonville Region served more than 100 families on Saturday October 17 at the Guardian Catholic School in the most impoverished area in North Florida. Zip code 32206 is known for food ...

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The programs in Cité Soleil have focused on increasing food security, sensitizing the community on the benefits of nutrition and balanced diets.

On #WorldFoodDay, A Silver-Lining in Haiti

Malteser International Americas
11/5/2020

A year ago, we helped build community gardens in Haiti’s largest slum. Today, community members reaped their first harvest.

October 16th marked #WorldFoodDay, it was an opportunity to shed light on the seriousness ...

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Reflections

Msgr. James D. Watkins, Magistral Chaplain of the Federal Association and Principal Chaplain of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes
10/22/2020

Unworthiness vs. Lowliness

Presented at a September 19, 2020 Liturgy for the Acceptances of the Promise of Obedience

How close do you really want to be to God? (Be careful what you pray for; you ...

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Palliative Care Issues: Quality of Life

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
10/22/2020

Editor 's note: This is one in a series of articles that will explain and explore the Church’s teachings on end-of-life and palliative care issues.

Dr. Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director ...

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Ideas Have Consequences: Four Philosophers Who Shaped 2020

Edward J. Damich, KM
10/8/2020

The Defense of Faith Committee was pleased to welcome Bishop Robert Barron as speaker at the Defense of Faith Program at the virtual Annual Meeting on September 18. Bishop Barron is perhaps best known as ...

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Volunteers working at one of three houses rebuilt in Jeanerette, Louisiana in February 2020

Lafayette Continues Rebuilding Homes of Flood Victims

Paul David, KMOb and Marla David, DMOb
9/24/2020

One of the hallmarks of Order of Malta work is its continued service to victims of natural disasters long after initial volunteers and news crews have left the scene. Perhaps nowhere is this tradition more ...

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Palliative Care: Quality of Life

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
9/10/2020

Editor 's note: This is one in a series of articles that will explain and explore Church teachings on end-of-life and palliative care issues.

Dr. Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director of CNYAIM ...

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St. John the Baptist Mass Draws Returning Faithful in Dallas

Richard Stanzel, KM
9/10/2020

The Dallas Region hosted a Nativity of St. John the Baptist Mass followed by dinner at the Dallas Country Club in June. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Edward Burns, the bishop of the Diocese ...

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Houston Malta Volunteers in food distribution tent. From left to right: Cathy Hotze, Lisa Miranda, Juli Osborn, Scott Osborn, and Taffy Hewitt.

Houston Recognized by Catholic Charities

Brock Akers, KM
8/27/2020

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston Houston has announced that the Houston Region will be this year's recipient of the agency's Charity in Action Award for "Partner of the Year," given annually ...

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Catholic Spirituality for the Incarcerated