Archive for July, 2016

Food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

Food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

| Bridget Ryder | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

For St. Paul man, food and conversation conduits for connecting with society’s wounded

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Parishes get creative ahead of new federal overtime rule

Parishes get creative ahead of new federal overtime rule

| Bridget Ryder | July 6, 2016 | 3 Comments

With five months until it goes into effect, parishes are preparing to implement a new U.S. Department of Labor rule that roughly doubles the salary threshold at which workers would be exempt from overtime pay. The Obama administration announced in the middle of May that the threshold for exempt workers would go from earnings of $23,660 annually ($455 weekly) to $47,476 annually ($913 weekly) Dec. 1.

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After MCC push, surrogacy commission begins work on issue

After MCC push, surrogacy commission begins work on issue

| July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 15-member legislative commission charged with developing public policy recommendations regulating commercial surrogacy met for the first time June 28, launching a study that people on different sides of the issue say has been a long time coming.

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Supreme Court’s Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

Supreme Court’s Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides

| Carol Zimmermann | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s June 27 decision to strike down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics is having ripple effects on legislation across the country and it also has galvanized those on both sides of the abortion issue.

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Youth, technology among topics at Hispanic ministry conference

Youth, technology among topics at Hispanic ministry conference

| Julio A. Rangel | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

At a meeting called by the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, participants, including the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ director of Latino Ministry, spent four days exchanging ideas, attending different panels, discussing the current situation facing youth ministry and exploring the relationship between the Church and technology.

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Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome

Pope meets parents of U.S. student found dead in Rome

| Carol Glatz | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Meeting the grieving parents of a U.S. student who was found dead in Rome, Pope Francis mourned the death of the teenager, who had been set to begin a study-abroad program.

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Catholic advocates look at next step in immigration battle

Catholic advocates look at next step in immigration battle

Catholic advocates say the recent Supreme Court ruling on immigration, while it caused great disappointment, also has spurred many of them to work harder to reform the country’s immigration system and push for better understanding of immigrants.

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Veterans say helping bury the dead with dignity ‘a way of giving back’

Veterans say helping bury the dead with dignity ‘a way of giving back’

| Rose Ybarra | July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

When 66-year-old Army veteran Jacky Eugene Gonzalez was laid to rest at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery June 22, a group of U.S. military veterans from the Jesus Martinez American Legion Post 93 in Mission performed full military honors.

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Bishops struggle to balance needs of their diocese and country

Bishops struggle to balance needs of their diocese and country

| Chaz Muth | July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Lukasz J. Willenberg was seen as an extraordinary priest by parishioners at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Barrington, Rhode Island, and his future looked bright within the Diocese of Providence.

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