Archive for April, 2016

How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. There is a teacher at my Catholic school who just died. He was so young, and all of us students loved him so much. We all miss him so much. I am beginning to doubt my faith in all of this.

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A special measure of the Holy Spirit

A special measure of the Holy Spirit

| Jeff Hensley | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The college student I was interviewing for an article in the North Texas Daily at the University of North Texas had retained his Jewish identity when he converted to an evangelical mode of Christianity.

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Retirees put expertise into service with Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Retirees put expertise into service with Ignatian Volunteer Corps

| Sam Patet | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering in 1966, Tom Foley didn’t want to dive into the corporate world right away. Instead, he wanted to give of himself to those most in need.

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After teen pregnancy, family unites in pro-life advocacy

After teen pregnancy, family unites in pro-life advocacy

| Jessica Weinberger | April 26, 2016 | 6 Comments

Family gears up for Abria’s May 7 walk/run

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Norwegian bishop: To avoid same-sex marriage, no more civil weddings

Norwegian bishop: To avoid same-sex marriage, no more civil weddings

| Jonathan Luxmoore | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Norwegian bishop said the country’s clergy will no longer officiate at civil weddings, after the predominant Lutheran Church’s governing synod voted to conduct gay marriages in Norway.

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Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

Rescued refugees report hundreds drowned in Mediterranean

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The same day Pope Francis brought 12 Syrian refugees to Rome from Greece, a merchant ship rescued 41 refugees, including a 3-year-old child. They told human rights workers they saw as many as 500 others drown when the refugees’ boat sank.

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Wuerl: Politically correct ‘choice’ rhetoric hides ugly truth of abortion

Wuerl: Politically correct ‘choice’ rhetoric hides ugly truth of abortion

| Mark Zimmermann | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

One day after Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, spoke at Georgetown University, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl celebrated a University Mass for Life for college students at a nearby Catholic church, encouraging them to stand up for God’s gift of human life.

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In Britain, disagreement over effects of gender-neutral facilities

In Britain, disagreement over effects of gender-neutral facilities

| Simon Caldwell | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools that voluntarily set up gender-neutral toilets or changing rooms to accommodate increasing numbers of transgender students could be sued in the event of a sex attack, a Catholic lawyer warned.

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Austrian bishop says ‘no’ to border fence on church property

Austrian bishop says ‘no’ to border fence on church property

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

An Austrian bishop said the government may not use church property to build a border fence to keep out refugees.

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Comfort the sorrowful

Comfort the sorrowful

| Father Michael Van Sloun | April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The fourth spiritual work of mercy is to comfort the sorrowful. It is also known as to comfort the afflicted. Sorrow is mental suffering when there is grief, sadness or mourning. It is deepest and most painful at the death of a loved one.

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Families experiencing loss find a safe place to share

Families experiencing loss find a safe place to share

| April 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

In 2014, Veronica Rosa and her family were hit hard. Three months after their divorce, her ex-husband died.

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Mpls. Catholic Workers back Black Lives Matter

Mpls. Catholic Workers back Black Lives Matter

| April 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

On April 11, Black Lives Matter activists reportedly shut down intersections and a light rail station near Target Field during the Minnesota Twins’ home opener against the Chicago White Sox.

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