Archive for January, 2017

Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

| January 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

In addressing the 100-plus members of the House of Representatives, Archbishop Hebda prayed that they be instruments of God’s providential care, especially to those most in need and on the “margins of society.”

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Federal judge blocks HHS transgender regulation

Federal judge blocks HHS transgender regulation

| January 3, 2017 | 3 Comments

A federal judge in Texas Dec. 31 blocked a regulation by the Department of Health and Human Services requiring Catholic hospitals and health care providers to perform or provide gender transition services, saying it would place “substantial pressure” on the plaintiffs — a coalition of religious medical organizations who said the ruling was contrary to their religious beliefs.

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Pro-life groups set to travel long distances for annual March for Life

Pro-life groups set to travel long distances for annual March for Life

| Kurt Jensen | January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Participants in the annual March for Life always have two identical memories: the brisk January chill on the streets of the nation’s capital, and the long bus ride.

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Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

| Joe Towalski | January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

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Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy

Pope to bishops: Defend children from abuse, protect their dignity, joy

| Carol Glatz | January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Stand up and protect children from exploitation, slaughter and abuse, which includes committing to a policy of “zero tolerance” of sexual abuse by clergy, Pope Francis told the world’s bishops.

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New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says

New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.

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