Archive for January, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gorsuch, 49, hasn’t written a ruling specifically on abortion but he has strong views on religious liberty. He sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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‘Call Me Francis’ examines the pre-papal life of Jorge Bergoglio

‘Call Me Francis’ examines the pre-papal life of Jorge Bergoglio

| Chris Byrd | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

“What am I doing in Rome? People retire at my age,” a pensive, melancholy Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Sergio Hernandez) says early on in “Call Me Francis.” Netflix’s miniseries renders a textured, honest, yet sympathetic portrait of our current pontiff before he was pope.

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In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

In Jordan, Syrian refugees accepted by U.S. frustrated with Trump action

| Dale Gavlak | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Promised resettlement in the United States after escaping death and destruction in their homeland, many Syrian refugees are frustrated and angry over President Donald Trump’s executive action banning their entry to the U.S. until further notice.

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Trump’s ban of refugees ignites firestorm, but also gains support

Trump’s ban of refugees ignites firestorm, but also gains support

| January 30, 2017 | 3 Comments

As President Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States in the guise of refugees, the action brought quick response from Catholic and other religious leaders.

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Father Schaffer put in charge of diocese in Venezuela

Father Schaffer put in charge of diocese in Venezuela

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Greg Schaffer’s plate just got fuller. The priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who serves as the pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, was named administrator of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana Jan. 17.

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Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

| January 30, 2017 | 41 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda joined with 11 other faith leaders from Christian churches, Judaism and Islam at the Jan. 30 press conference to call for lifting the immigration ban. The leaders, speaking at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, unanimously voiced that God calls all nations to welcome refugees and immigrants.

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Religious, political leaders condemn shooting at Quebec mosque

Religious, political leaders condemn shooting at Quebec mosque

| Philippe Vaillancourt | January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faith and political leaders condemned a shooting at Quebec’s main mosque that left at least six people dead.

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Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders

Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the United States brought an outcry from Catholic leaders across the U.S.

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French priest reveals ‘forgotten’ Holocaust victims at Twin Cities event

French priest reveals ‘forgotten’ Holocaust victims at Twin Cities event

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since 2004, Father Patrick Desbois has investigated hidden mass graves in Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Belarus, and has found tens of thousands of human remains from the Holocaust buried in fields.

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Catholic women give different perspectives on local Women’s March

Catholic women give different perspectives on local Women’s March

| January 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

While one local Catholic woman found the local march unifying and hopeful, her view was a stark contrast to the perception that compelled other Catholic pro-life women not to attend.

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Catholics, Muslims share experiences at St. Joseph the Worker

Catholics, Muslims share experiences at St. Joseph the Worker

| January 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Muslim-Christian Conversation featured speakers from both the parish and the Northwest Islamic Community Center, plus a chance for participants to sit around tables and talk about their faith traditions and experiences.

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Film to air highlighting late MN Sen. McCarthy’s run for the presidency, Catholic faith

Film to air highlighting late MN Sen. McCarthy’s run for the presidency, Catholic faith

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rob Hahn’s film about late US Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign, which will air for the first time on Twin Cities Public Television Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. The film “Hi, Gene. Meet the Real Senator McCarthy” recounts McCarthy’s 1968 campaign through interviews with McCarthy in the 1990s and people who knew him in the both 1990s and again in more recent interviews. The film also highlights McCarthy’s Catholic faith and how it influenced his political work.

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