Archive for June, 2016

At 800 years old, Dominican order still making mark

At 800 years old, Dominican order still making mark

| Susan Klemond | June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

This year, Dominicans are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the founding of their tradition of preaching, prayer, study and community. The anniversary, celebrated from November 2015 through January 2017, commemorates the order’s establishment through two papal bulls.

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U.S. bishops speak out against attack in Turkey

U.S. bishops speak out against attack in Turkey

| June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

Following the June 28 terrorist attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport in Turkey, the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference and Chicago’s archbishop issued statements emphasizing the need to find comfort in faith and show support the suffering with prayer and generosity.

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Archbishop Hebda: Pallium Mass is celebration of unity and trust

Archbishop Hebda: Pallium Mass is celebration of unity and trust

| Cindy Wooden | June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ homily had an important message for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Hebda said, “because we know that the Lord can do great things when we open ourselves to his grace, when we place our hope in him and when we’re willing to embrace even the surprises that come our way and obviously fear is something that can keep us from doing that.”

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Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

| Carol Zimmermann | June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major abortion ruling striking down regulations on Texas abortion clinics and doctors, it rejected an appeal to reinstate laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin that would place similar requirements on abortion doctors. It also denied an appeal of a Washington state rule requiring pharmacists to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives despite their religious objections to doing so.

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Archbishop Hebda concelebrates Mass with pope on feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

Archbishop Hebda concelebrates Mass with pope on feast of Sts. Peter and Paul

| By Carol Glatz | June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Like last year, the pope did not confer the pallium on new archbishops during the liturgy, but rather, blessed the palliums after they were brought up from the crypt above the tomb of St. Peter.

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With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. ‘just lost,’ says pro-lifer

With decision on Texas law, women across U.S. ‘just lost,’ says pro-lifer

| Kurt Jensen | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Reasonable people know that Texas law H.B. 2 was in the best interest of women’s health,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life.

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Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Goodness, virtue and holiness: This is the secret to the lives and martyrdom of these two saints,” said John Boyle, a University of St. Thomas professor of theology and Catholic Studies, of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. “They worked hard at knowing and loving their sweet savior, Jesus Christ.”

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U.S. Supreme Court says Texas abortion law unconstitutional

U.S. Supreme Court says Texas abortion law unconstitutional

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

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Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say

Shared faith should lead to joint action, pope and patriarch say

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Applying the common faith they professed publicly earlier in the day, Pope Francis and Armenian Apostolic Catholicos Karekin II urged common action on behalf of persecuted Christians, welcome for refugees and defense of the family.

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Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is clear, Pope Francis said. “They [gay people] must not be discriminated against. They must be respected, pastorally accompanied.”

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‘Brexit’ vote concerns European church leaders that unity may be fractured

‘Brexit’ vote concerns European church leaders that unity may be fractured

| Jonathan Luxmoore | June 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

European Catholic leaders expressed concern that the decision by United Kingdom voters to leave the European Union threatened unity across the continent, but they also cautioned the EU bloc to rethink its values and priorities.

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Father Clubb dies at 86; was teacher, husband, father, minister

Father Clubb dies at 86; was teacher, husband, father, minister

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

After the death of his wife, Father Clubb, who was a permanent deacon, was ordained a priest in 1986. He served as an associate pastor of St. Peter, Mendota, 1986-1988; pastor of St. Dominic, Northfield, 1988-1995; and pastor of Holy Name, Minneapolis, 1995-2000.

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