Archive for December, 2016

Pope asks people to offer love, tears, prayers for persecuted Christians

Pope asks people to offer love, tears, prayers for persecuted Christians

| Carol Glatz | December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite increased persecution and attacks against Christians, the faithful must strengthen their courage and joyful desire to follow Christ no matter the cost, Pope Francis said.

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NBC series ‘This Is Us’ proves to be refreshingly pro-life, pro-family

NBC series ‘This Is Us’ proves to be refreshingly pro-life, pro-family

| Chris Byrd | December 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

The pilot episode of NBC’s drama “This Is Us” featured an eye-catching first scene. Pregnant with triplets, Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) celebrated husband Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) 36th birthday by dancing suggestively for him, while he lay on their bed, wearing only a towel.

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A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

| December 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities touched Tim Welsh’s life early when he was adopted as a baby by a Washington D.C. area family through the organization’s infant home in 1966. He reconnected with Catholic Charities years later from a phone call he received in the late 1990s while working in the Twin Cities with McKinsey and Company, a business consulting firm.

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As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As many as 300 people eat at Dorothy Day each day. This year’s Christmas meal will be the last time its guests eat a holiday dinner at the longtime site, according to Catholic Charities’ timeline. Next year, meals are expected to be served in a transition space as Catholic Charities completes two new buildings designed to better meet guests’ needs.

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Digital Edition – December 22, 2016

Digital Edition – December 22, 2016

| December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Merry Christmas, Archbishop Hebda’s Pallium Mass, St. Francis de Sales Creche, Farming vocation, Farewell to Dorothy Day Center, Surrogacy report, Berlin and Ankara attacks, Ramsey County settlement

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The simple truth of Christmas

The simple truth of Christmas

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | December 22, 2016

When entering into the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, one has to duck because the door is smaller than a normal door. It was designed that way to keep people from bringing their camels into the church. This church has been continually in use for more than 1,700 years, and it looks like it.

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La simple verdad de la Navidad

La simple verdad de la Navidad

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cuando uno entra en la Iglesia de la Natividad en Belén, uno tiene que agacharse porque la puerta es más pequeña que una puerta normal. Fue diseñada de esa manera para evitar que la gente llevara sus camellos a la Iglesia. Esta Iglesia ha estado continuamente en uso durante más de 1,700 años y eso se nota.

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USCCB forms working group to monitor needs of migrants, refugees

USCCB forms working group to monitor needs of migrants, refugees

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is establishing a working group charged with developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for immigrants and refugees.

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Priests, worshippers stop attack at Nazareth basilica

Priests, worshippers stop attack at Nazareth basilica

| December 21, 2016 | 13 Comments

Priests and worshippers thwarted an attack by a man armed with sticks in the lower grotto of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel, Dec. 18.

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From our readers – December 22, 2016

From our readers – December 22, 2016

| December 21, 2016 | 4 Comments

– Male priesthood
– Obligation, not ‘responsibility’

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Immigration debate needs constructive engagement

Immigration debate needs constructive engagement

| Jason Adkins | December 21, 2016 | 6 Comments

The debate over immigration policy is inevitably heating up as we prepare for Donald Trump’s inauguration as president. Undoubtedly, an early priority of his presidency will be to increase border security and re-examine President Obama’s immigration enforcement policies.

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Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

| Bridget Ryder | December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota State Legislature commission recently studied in order to make public policy recommendations on the practice.

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