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Today is an ember day. What’s that?

Dec 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

This Saturday, Dec. 17, is a special day in the Catholic Church, though relatively few Catholics probably realize it. Read more

Father Matthew Barzare blesses water at an airfield in Cow Island, La., Dec. 21, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Lafayette.

Rorate coeli désuper: Louisiana church blesses community from plane

Dec 24, 2019

Father Matthew Barzare blessed 100 gallons of water on the Ember Saturday of Advent, which was then loaded into a... Read more