The Anchor: African refugees look to a priest as their savior

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Fr. Zerai

Fr. Zerai, an Eritrean-born Roman Catholic priest, ministers to and helps save African immigrants risking their lives to reach Europe. Read his story in The New Yorker here: The Anchor: African refugees look to an exiled priest as their savior. Photos after the jump:

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Memorial of St. Martha

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dirty dishes

Is Jesus telling Martha that Mary can act as a full disciple, and not a slave or chattel property, by reclining at his feet and listening?  We know that women were not allowed to learn with a rabbi.  Has Jesus just given that permission?  Learn more about St. Martha, friend of Jesus, from Melissa Musick, after the jump:

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TCC Video: How Do Clothes Impact Your Brain?

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Bishop Flores prayed over by inmates

In the photo above Bishop Flores, of Brownsville Texas, is prayed over by inmates while leading a retreat for them. His vestments are green for ordinary time. Have you ever wondered why Catholic priests, religious, and lay people wear distinctive clothing or what it all means? We have the story in our book. Also, how clothing impacts the wearer after the jump:

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