Archive for July, 2016

Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

| Cindy Wooden | July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.

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Clinton’s VP pick, a Catholic born in St. Paul, faces criticism for his stand on abortion

Clinton’s VP pick, a Catholic born in St. Paul, faces criticism for his stand on abortion

| Colleen Dulle | July 25, 2016 | 7 Comments

Only a week after Donald Trump chose as his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who was raised a Catholic and today is evangelical, Hillary Clinton chose as her vice presidential running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, a practicing Catholic who has never lost an election, as her vice presidential running mate.

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Pope encourages Neocatechumenal Way to keep co-founder’s spirit alive

Pope encourages Neocatechumenal Way to keep co-founder’s spirit alive

| July 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

“I give thanks to the Lord for the witness of this woman, animated by a sincere love for the church, who has spent her life in the announcement of the Good News in every place, as well as those far away, never forgetting the most marginalized people,” the pope said in written message July 20.

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Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

| Joseph McAleer | July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty years after its debut on television, “Star Trek” bursts onto the big screen again in its 13th feature-film outing.

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Young adults hit the road to take pro-life message across country

Young adults hit the road to take pro-life message across country

| Ana Franco-Guzman | July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The path for a group of young adult pro-lifers this summer is about 10,000 miles long.

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Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Criminal charges dropped; Archdiocese continues collaboration with county attorney’s office, bolstering December agreement

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Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

Catholics seeking to improve lives on mission trips say they’re changed as well

| Clare Kolars | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

To serve and be served

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Called to Krakow

Called to Krakow

| Josephine von Dohlen | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local Catholics joining Pope Francis at World Youth Day

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Conversion of Islam; women and Vatican vote

Conversion of Islam; women and Vatican vote

| Father Kenneth Doyle | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Long ago, as a child, I remember saying prayers aloud for “the conversion of Russia” after every Mass. Why, in our troubled world, are we not doing the same thing now for Islamic extremists, who are surely in need of our prayers? And where would such a directive come from?

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God longs to give us his greatest gift

God longs to give us his greatest gift

| Deacon Bryce Evans | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We would sooner grow weary of receiving God’s gifts than he would grow weary of bestowing them upon us.”

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Debt, sustainability and solidarity

Debt, sustainability and solidarity

| Jason Adkins | July 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

As we commemorate the passing of one year since Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si’” (“On the Care for Our Common Home”), it is worth reminding ourselves how the pope’s representation of Catholic social doctrine through the lens of “integral ecology” can help us address some of the most challenging socio-political problems of our day, especially as we evaluate candidates in this election season.

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The Camino will provide

The Camino will provide

| Alyssa Bormes | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a saying that “the Camino will provide.” Having completed our second week on the Way of St. James in Spain, my stepsister, Brenda, and I have found this to be true.

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