Archive for November, 2016

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

As directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, this first big-screen adventure for the Marvel Comics superhero who debuted in print back in 1963 showcases a surfeit of magical nonsense and New Age rigmarole concerning spell-casting, astral bodies and the like. Accordingly, it’s not at all suitable fare for impressionable youngsters.

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In initial vote, majority of D.C. Council supports assisted suicide bill

In initial vote, majority of D.C. Council supports assisted suicide bill

| Richard Szczepanowski | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The District of Columbia City Council Nov. 1 moved one step closer to allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives. The council voted 11-2 to pass the “Death with Dignity Act” that would allow a physician to legally prescribe the drugs to patients who have been […]

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Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

| Dennis Sadowski | November 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

A pair of Catholic physicians argue that changes in the way health care is paid for and stronger relationships between doctors and their patients will do more to improve people’s health and uphold the sanctity of life than bureaucratic government-run programs and expensive insurance policies.

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Police officers, first responders honored at Blue Mass

Police officers, first responders honored at Blue Mass

| November 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

With heavy hearts, police officers and first responders attended the first Blue Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Paul since 2011.

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Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In response to the fatal shootings Nov. 2 of two police officers, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said the diocese stands in solidarity with members of the local police force.

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Catholic Church never likely to ordain women, pope says

Catholic Church never likely to ordain women, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

As he has done in the past, the pope responded that the question was settled in 1994 by St. John Paul II, who taught that because Jesus chose only men as his apostles, the ordination of women in the Catholic Church is not possible.

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Clinton ahead among Catholics in poll; Latinos, white women lead way

Clinton ahead among Catholics in poll; Latinos, white women lead way

| Mark Pattison | November 2, 2016 | 3 Comments

Catholics are giving a decided edge to Hillary Clinton, as she has a 5-to-4 margin over Donald Trump, according to a new poll released Oct. 31 at a news conference at the National Press Club. Hispanic Catholics and white women are helping Clinton make these gains, said the poll results, released by the Public Religion […]

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Most organ trafficking in Mozambique due to witchcraft, nun says

Most organ trafficking in Mozambique due to witchcraft, nun says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mozambique is plagued by trafficking in human organs and witchcraft is to blame, said a religious sister working in the country.

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St. Michael in West St. Paul to cease operation

St. Michael in West St. Paul to cease operation

| November 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With finances drained, St. Michael in West St. Paul will cease operations in late November.

St. Michael’s parochial vicar, Father Andrew Brinkman, made the announcement at Sunday Mass Oct. 30. Father Brinkman explained to the congregation that parish leadership made the decision in light of the parish’s short funds and heavy expenses.

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Cleveland, Chicago prelates offer friendly World Series wager

Cleveland, Chicago prelates offer friendly World Series wager

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cardinal-designate Blase Cupich of Chicago and Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland are making the friendly bet with the loser donating food from a local restaurant to feed dozens of hungry people.

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Vatican cardinal explains limits of eucharistic sharing

Vatican cardinal explains limits of eucharistic sharing

| Cindy Wooden | November 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

During Pope Francis’ trip to Sweden Oct. 31-Nov. 1, the Swiss cardinal, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, was asked about the possibility of Catholics and Lutherans receiving Communion together.

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Pope, Lutheran leaders begin Reformation commemoration

Pope, Lutheran leaders begin Reformation commemoration

| Cindy Wooden | November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The division among Christians, Pope Francis said, goes against Christ’s will for his disciples, weakens their ability to serve the world and often makes it difficult for others to believe Christianity is a religion of peace and fraternity.

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