Archive for February, 2017

Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

| Melenie Soucheray | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Ellis and her colleagues hope to have captured the energy and passion of the approximately 100 people who attended the assembly. They heard from Artika Tyner, associate vice president of diversity and inclusion at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and civil rights attorney. Also on the program docket were Brandt Williams, senior reporter at Minnesota Public Radio, and Butch Blauert, a 25-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Refugee advocates outline arguments for legal action on presidential ban

Refugee advocates outline arguments for legal action on presidential ban

| Dennis Sadowski | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

The breadth of President Donald Trump’s authority to limit refugees entering the United States will be fought in federal court and some of the legal challenges ultimately may end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

| Mark Pattison | February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Spiritual success” is a more accurate measure for the United States than wealth, according to likely billionaire President Donald Trump in remarks Feb. 2 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

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Archbishop Hebda calls on lawyers, lawmakers to evangelize at Red Mass

Archbishop Hebda calls on lawyers, lawmakers to evangelize at Red Mass

| Joyce Coronel | February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is no stranger to the legal profession.

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Prelates raise concern over Trump decision to keep Obama executive order

Prelates raise concern over Trump decision to keep Obama executive order

| February 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chairmen of two bishops’ committees expressed disappointment Feb. 1 over President Donald Trump’s decision to retain a 2014 executive order by his predecessor, Barack Obama, that bans federal discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity against federal employees and workers for federal government contractors.

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In accused priest killer’s case, bishops urge mercy, reject death penalty

In accused priest killer’s case, bishops urge mercy, reject death penalty

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Saying “justice needs to be tamed by mercy,” Bishop Felipe Estevez of St. Augustine, Florida, and two brother bishops called Jan. 31 for the state of Georgia to drop the death penalty in the case of accused priest killer Steven J. Murray.

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Pope: Like expectant moms, live in joyful expectation of embracing God

Pope: Like expectant moms, live in joyful expectation of embracing God

| Carol Glatz | February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christian hope isn’t about believing in something that may or may not come true, like hoping tomorrow’s weather will be pleasant, Pope Francis said.

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