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Palliative Cares Issues: The Anointing of the Sick

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
2/25/2021

Dr Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director of CNYAIM, a St. Joseph Health clinically integrated network (CIN), and is also the medical director of the Trinity Health Integrated Care ACO as well as a full-time family physician at CNY Family Care in East Syracuse. He is a parishioner ...

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Noreen Falcone, GCM

Margaret Melady, GCM
2/25/2021

Noreen Falcone, who died February 6, was a trailblazer for our Federal Association and the Order of Malta. Invested in the Order in 1993, she became a founding member of the Syracuse Region. Already a ...

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Savannah Serves a Season of Celebration and Blessing

Marguerite D. Baxter, DM
2/11/2021

Members and volunteers of the Order’s Savannah Developing Region had a busy November and December supporting the Social Apostolate’s programs to bring the holidays to their clients—homeless people and others living on ...

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Northern Virginia Goes on Retreat

Laura Mead, DM
2/11/2021

Twenty members of the Northern Virginia Region were blessed to gather for our second annual retreat in December at San Damiano Spiritual Life Center in White Post, Virginia. Led by the Rev. Luke Clark, OP ...

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Noreen Falcone, GCM

Margaret Melady, GCM
2/25/2021

Noreen Falcone, who died February 6, was a trailblazer for our Federal Association and the Order of Malta. Invested in the Order in 1993, she became a founding member of the Syracuse Region. Already a ...

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Palliative Cares Issues: The Anointing of the Sick

Dr. Paul Fiacco and the Rev. Charles Vavonese
2/25/2021

Dr Paul Fiacco is the president and medical director of CNYAIM, a St. Joseph Health clinically integrated network (CIN), and is also the medical director of the Trinity Health Integrated Care ACO as well as ...

read more

Savannah Serves a Season of Celebration and Blessing

Marguerite D. Baxter, DM
2/11/2021

Members and volunteers of the Order’s Savannah Developing Region had a busy November and December supporting the Social Apostolate’s programs to bring the holidays to their clients—homeless people and others living on ...

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Northern Virginia Goes on Retreat

Laura Mead, DM
2/11/2021

Twenty members of the Northern Virginia Region were blessed to gather for our second annual retreat in December at San Damiano Spiritual Life Center in White Post, Virginia. Led by the Rev. Luke Clark, OP ...

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Baltimore Region Serves a Family for Christmas

Julia Stamerro DM
1/28/2021

A Baltimore Region ministry of food and fellowship with the poor, long paused by the pandemic, turned this past Christmas to one of gifts of appreciation when tragedy struck the family of the priest leading ...

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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 ...

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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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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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Catholic Spirituality for the Incarcerated