Archive for November, 2016

Bishops need shared approach to ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ new cardinal says

Bishops need shared approach to ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ new cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | November 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell believes the U.S. bishops as a whole should have discussed pastoral guidelines for implementing Pope Francis’ exhortation on the family before individual bishops began issuing guidelines for their own dioceses.

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Pope calls new cardinals to be agents of unity in divided world

Pope calls new cardinals to be agents of unity in divided world

| Cindy Wooden | November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church’s 17 new cardinals must dedicate their lives to being ministers of forgiveness and reconciliation in a world — and sometimes a church — often marked by hostility and division, Pope Francis said.

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Diversity theme dominates USCCB meeting with encuentro news, VP choice

Diversity theme dominates USCCB meeting with encuentro news, VP choice

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A groundbreaking new study commissioned by the bishops that finds diversity abounds in the U.S. Catholic Church is a clarion call to Catholic institutions and ministries to adapt and prepare for growing diversity, said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio.

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Newly engaged couple among local Holy Doors’ final pilgrims

Newly engaged couple among local Holy Doors’ final pilgrims

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hundreds filled the front steps of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Nov. 20 following Mass to witness the closing of the church’s Holy Doors, marking the end of the jubilee Year of Mercy. Among them were Jonathan Thompson and Julia Waletzko, who had held hands and grinned as they passed through the doors a final time. The pair, who met at the Basilica at a Bible study on Valentine’s Day, had gotten engaged just hours earlier.

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‘Face of Mercy’ documentary shows how mercy works in people’s lives

‘Face of Mercy’ documentary shows how mercy works in people’s lives

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The Face of Mercy,” a new Knights of Columbus documentary that tells personal stories about the impact of God’s mercy on people’s lives, is airing on ABC affiliates nationwide as U.S. Catholics prepared to celebrate the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Nov. 20.

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Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession

Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession

| Cindy Wooden | November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging and sharing God’s mercy is a permanent part of the Christian life, so initiatives undertaken during the special Year of Mercy must continue, Pope Francis said.

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Well-wishers endure long flights, long lines to see their new cardinals

Well-wishers endure long flights, long lines to see their new cardinals

| Carol Glatz | November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Balancing a cup in one hand and a small sandwich over the plastic plate on her lap while a grandchild played on the floor next to her wheelchair, Marie Terese Tobin beamed with joy for all the gifts God has given her.

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Church must know situation of couples it tries to help, pope says

Church must know situation of couples it tries to help, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 6 Comments

Discerning the best way to help a couple whose marriage has failed is not easy, Pope Francis told a group of bishops, but he said he was certain that with study and prayer they would find ways to help the people entrusted to their care.

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Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

Proclaim Christ the king of mercy, pope says at end of Holy Year

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must “follow his way of tangible love,” Pope Francis said.

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Year of Mercy affirmed dignity, sacredness of human life, pope says

Year of Mercy affirmed dignity, sacredness of human life, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visiting young women rescued from forced prostitution and meeting with a mother inconsolable over the loss of one of her newborn triplets are images from the Year of Mercy that Pope Francis said remain impressed on his heart.

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St. Joseph, Red Wing, nabs max giving in one day

St. Joseph, Red Wing, nabs max giving in one day

| November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

Parishioners at St. Joseph in Red Wing make Give to the Max Day one festive event, which has paid off with a second-straight finish in the top 10 for the statewide one-day giving push. St. Joseph finished sixth this year Nov. 17 with $127,766.13 from 69 gifts.

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