Archive for October, 2016

Medina family adopts children with special needs from China

Medina family adopts children with special needs from China

| October 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

14 and counting

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Nuncio at border Mass prays for an end to barriers that separate people

Nuncio at border Mass prays for an end to barriers that separate people

| Nancy Wiechec | October 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

The apostolic nuncio to the United States celebrated Mass at the U.S.-Mexico border Oct. 23 offering prayers to break down the barriers that separate people.

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Pope: Protect child migrants, refugees who face greater risk of abuse

Pope: Protect child migrants, refugees who face greater risk of abuse

| Carol Glatz | October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Children are the most vulnerable and hardest hit among the world’s migrants and require special protection, Pope Francis said.

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Once Iraq recaptures Mosul, people will still need help, says archbishop

Once Iraq recaptures Mosul, people will still need help, says archbishop

| Barb Fraze | October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The military operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group is not the only solution needed to get life back to normal, said Iraqi Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil.

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Gloves come off at 71st annual Al Smith Dinner in New York

Gloves come off at 71st annual Al Smith Dinner in New York

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Donald J. Trump stepped over yet another invisible line of the contentious presidential race Oct. 20, many of the 1,500 people at 71st annual dinner of the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation broke historic precedent to boo him.

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Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

Knights of Columbus urges U.S. Catholics to pray novena ahead of election

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus is urging its members and other U.S. Catholics to pray a novena from Oct. 30 to Nov. 7, the eve of Election Day.

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Listecki: Anti-Catholicism ‘equal opportunity prejudice’ in campaign

Listecki: Anti-Catholicism ‘equal opportunity prejudice’ in campaign

| Brian T. Olszewski | October 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki called anti-Catholicism “an equal opportunity prejudice” evident in the presidential election.

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‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

| Katie Borkowski | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Al Roker, weather and feature anchor on NBC’s “Today” show, told a Sioux City Catholic audience that he owes his success in life and his career to the Catholic education he received growing up.

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Ham Lake parishioner brings divine mercy documentary to Andover theater

Ham Lake parishioner brings divine mercy documentary to Andover theater

| Beth Blair | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last winter, Donna Zroka and other parishioners at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake saw a movie trailer for “The Original Image of Divine Mercy.” The documentary traces the history of the painting that’s based on the description St. Faustina Kowalska recorded in her diary after receiving revelations from Jesus in the 1930s.

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Three Catholics who serve Minnesota share how their faith guides their work for the common good

Three Catholics who serve Minnesota share how their faith guides their work for the common good

| Jessica Weinberger | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

All eyes may be locked on the upcoming presidential election, but closer to home, public officials continue to serve the needs of the community by promoting justice and advocating for change across the state. For many, faith serves as the lens for addressing key issues, making fair decisions and withstanding the pressures of public service.

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Roots of Cathedral parish, city of St. Paul trace back 175 years

Roots of Cathedral parish, city of St. Paul trace back 175 years

| Susan Klemond | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The log chapel that started it all

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University of Minnesota accused of using fetal tissue illegally

University of Minnesota accused of using fetal tissue illegally

| October 19, 2016 | 6 Comments

A Chicago-based nonprofit law firm charged the University of Minnesota Oct. 19 for illegal use of aborted fetuses in its research practices.

The Thomas More Society, which focuses on pro-life cases, filed a petition in the Fourth District Court of Hennepin County. The firm acted on behalf of St. Paul-based Pro-Life Action Ministries and University of Minnesota graduate student Bridget Busacker.

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