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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 the host of Catholicism, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic faith that aired on ...

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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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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 ...

read more

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 ...

read more

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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Noreen Falcone, Margaret Fitzgerald, Kathy Mezzalingua, and Sharon Cirincione with their grandkids.

Syracuse Sends Care Packages During Pandemic

Joan Cincotta, DM
8/27/2020

Sharon and Jim Cirincione, hospitallers for the Syracuse Region, came up with an idea for the residents of Malta House who have not been able to enjoy our company for the past several months due ...

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Syracuse Returns to In-Person Mass

Joan Cincotta, DM
8/13/2020

On the evening of July 7th, the Syracuse Region gathered for Mass for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rev. Charles Vavonese celebrated the Mass on the patio of Noreen Falcone's home ...

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Central Texas Gets Creative

Christy Wilkins, DM
8/13/2020

The Order of Malta Central Texas is developing a service partnership with Saint Louise House in Austin, an organization that serves women and children experiencing homelessness. Even with local stay-at-home orders, members have found creative ...

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Dr. & Mrs. Rocco L. Martino

Tribute to Rocco Leonard Martino

Paul Martino
7/30/2020

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Thank you all for joining us today to celebrate the life of a beloved man, my father, Doctor Rocco Leonard Martino, known affectionately to his family and friends as Rocky, Rock, Doctor, Doc, UR ...

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Fr. James Heft

Spiritual Reflection via Zoom

Barbara Patocka, DM
7/16/2020

On June 27, the Spirituality Committee, with the support of the Defense of the Faith Committee, hosted an hour of spiritual reflection via Zoom. Our guest speaker was the Rev. James Heft, S.M., who ...

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Rev. Charles Vavonese

Palliative Care: Ordinary and Extraordinary Treatments

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
7/1/2020

Al Cardenas MD, KM

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin on the Front Line

Al Cardenas MD, KM
7/1/2020

During this time of the Corona-19 virus and, like many of our members in the medical field, I am on the front line as director of Emergency Services at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas ...

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The virtual tea-attendees raise their cups in support of the mothers and babies of Bethlehem

Holy Family Hospital Event Goes Virtual

Anna Harter, Communications Manager, Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation
6/18/2020

Federal Association Dames, their daughters, and friends gathered from greater Washington, DC and from as far as Milano and Florida to join the Holy Family Hospital Foundation in honoring the mothers and babies of Bethlehem ...

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The Dunia family

Refugee Update From the Lancaster Region

Rosey Lawrence, DM
6/18/2020

One year ago, the Dunia family arrived from a refugee camp in Tanzania. The Lancaster Region has served as a welcoming team for the family, grateful to share in their successful and continuing assimilation into ...

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Building a Formation Community in Time of Pandemic

Cara Aghajanian, DM, Formation Committee Chair
6/18/2020

It goes without saying that we have all faced a myriad of challenges during this time of pandemic. Yet, in the face of these challenges we have still found ways to come together as a ...

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Dr. Paul Fiacco

Palliative Care Issues: A Catholic Moral Road Map

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
6/4/2020

The first article of this series discussed the empowerment of Catholics in a new ministry that will help others understand Catholic end-of-life moral issues, particularly the value of palliative care in order to help individuals ...

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Praying the rosary together each weeknight isn't the only way that members of the Chicago Region are "gathering" during the pandemic. First Friday mass continues in a new way--via zoom teleconference--until restrictions are lifted. Special thanks to Monsignor Michael Boland, chaplain of the Chicago Region, for bringing mass to into our homes.

Chicago Region Prays the Rosary Together Nightly

Maria Kelly, DM
6/4/2020

With confreres in the Chicago Region unable to gather face-to-face to pray for an end to the pandemic and share special intentions, Chicago Hospitaller Rick Klein acted quickly in mid-March to set up a nightly ...

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Rev. Charles Vavonese

End-of-Life Palliative Care Issues: An Overview

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
5/21/2020

Editor note: This is the first 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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Houston Region Adapts to Coronavirus Crisis

Steve Marget, KM
5/7/2020

While much of the world was shutting down due to the worldwide pandemic, spiritual and charitable needs not only continued but increased. Through adaptation, the Houston Region continues its work to meet them.

 

Before the ...

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Monsignor Edward Dillon, Kim Hanna, Jay Tramonte, and Fra' Tom Mulligan

Atlanta Hosts Benefit for Pregnancy Clinic

Gigi Meyers, DM
5/7/2020

In February, the Atlanta Region sponsored the Life is Beautiful gala to benefit the Pregnancy Aid Clinic (PAC). Congratulations go out to Kimberly Hanna, DM, and Mary Savarese, DM, who served as co-chairs for the ...

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Catholic Spirituality for the Incarcerated