Archive for September, 2016

Benedictines offer place of healing, hope for Wetterlings

Benedictines offer place of healing, hope for Wetterlings

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jacob Wetterling’s memorial service on Sept. 25 continued a firm commitment by the local Benedictines in response to the child’s disappearance in 1989.

“Nearly 27 years ago, members of the St. Ben’s and St. John’s community, the sisters and monks of the order of St. Benedict and the people of St. Joseph linked arms to search for Jacob,” College of St. Benedict president Mary Dana Hinton said at the outset of the memorial service.

St. Benedict hosted the thousands who attended the Wetterling memorial service at the college’s field house in St. Joseph, Minn. The many attendees filled two-thirds of the floor as they came to pay respects for Jacob and support the family.

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Hahn, Richert emphasize importance of engaging in local politics

Hahn, Richert emphasize importance of engaging in local politics

| September 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Presidential election mania often overshadows the multitude of critical races other than the one for the White House.

“[It’s] through the local level, where we restore the foundation and begin to rebuild … the culture,” Scott Richert told the crowd gathered at the University of St. Thomas on Sept. 21.

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Quebec cardinal won’t refuse funerals for those choosing assisted suicide

Quebec cardinal won’t refuse funerals for those choosing assisted suicide

| Philippe Vaillancourt | September 30, 2016 | 5 Comments

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec said he has no intention to follow in the steps of his fellow Canadian bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories in refusing funerals for those who asked to be euthanized.

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New technology unveils contents of ancient Biblical scrolls

New technology unveils contents of ancient Biblical scrolls

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the first time in centuries, an ancient Biblical scroll could be read, thanks to a computer scanning technology that can reconstruct a clear text from damaged, unreadable material.

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U.N. vote on nuclear-test ban spurs hopes that nations will ratify treaty

U.N. vote on nuclear-test ban spurs hopes that nations will ratify treaty

| Dennis Sadowski | September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.N. Security Council has brought new attention to a 20-year-old treaty that would ban nuclear weapons testing, but still has not gone into effect.

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Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine

Fans remember Miami Marlins pitcher with parade, prayers at Cuban shrine

| Tom Tracy | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Florida’s Cuban-American Catholic community and other Miami Marlins baseball fans planned to honor Jose Fernandez with prayers at the Cuban shrine and a public parade Sept. 28, a day before his private funeral.

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Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

Pope: Anyone one who repents, desires God’s embrace can be saved

| Carol Glatz | September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The church is not just for people who are good, who think they’re good or pretend to be good, it is for everyone, especially the bad because the church is mercy, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

Vatican concerned about North Korea’s nuclear capabilities

| Cindy Wooden | September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and the Vatican are concerned about continuing tensions on the Korean peninsula “on account of the nuclear tests carried out by North Korea,” the Vatican spokesman confirmed.

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‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year, October is designated as Respect Life Month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and this year’s theme is “Moved by Mercy.”

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Five St. Thomas Academy and Visitation students honored for saving teacher’s life

Five St. Thomas Academy and Visitation students honored for saving teacher’s life

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saint Thomas Academy teacher Mitch Taraschi awarded five certificates Monday to students who saved his life back in May.

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Archdiocese reports allegation of priest serving in SD

Archdiocese reports allegation of priest serving in SD

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The alleged sexual abuse involves Father Joseph Thomas Forcelle and is from the late 1970s and early 1980s when he was serving as a priest at St. Mark in St. Paul. Father Forcelle has been serving in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, since 1984. The archdiocese said it notified that diocese.

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Different reasons draw Catholics to venerate St. Padre Pio relic

Different reasons draw Catholics to venerate St. Padre Pio relic

| Mark Labbe | September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Virginia Fierro met St. Padre Pio back when she was 14 and still living in Italy, and on Sept. 21, she had the chance to venerate his heart in the Boston Archdiocese.

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