Archive for March, 2017

New Ulm diocese files for bankruptcy in response to clergy sex abuse claims

New Ulm diocese files for bankruptcy in response to clergy sex abuse claims

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of New Ulm filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code March 3 in response to 101 lawsuits related to clergy sexual abuse claims made against it. The lawsuits were filed during the Minnesota Child Victims Act’s three-year lifting of the statute of limitations that ended May 25, 2015.

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Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faith is a continuing path of growth and maturity that cannot progress without the presence of temptations, Pope Francis told priests of the Diocese of Rome.

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Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to safeguarding

Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to safeguarding

| Carol Glatz | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has quit over what she described as resistance coming from Vatican offices against implementing recommendations.

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Don’t go it alone this Lent

Don’t go it alone this Lent

| Deacon Andrew Thuringer | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Gospel for this first Sunday of Lent, we are told that immediately after his baptism, Jesus goes out into the desert, “to be tempted by the devil.” But is that all he is up to for those long 40 days?

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President honors spirit of Notre Dame student with rare disease

President honors spirit of Notre Dame student with rare disease

| Dennis Sadowski | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Megan Crowley, a University of Notre Dame student born with a rare disease, was recognized by President Donald Trump during his address to a joint session of Congress.

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Kentucky high school senior invited to attend Trump’s address to Congress

Kentucky high school senior invited to attend Trump’s address to Congress

| Ruby Thomas | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

When President Donald Trump delivered his first address before a joint session of Congress Feb. 28, Emma Nunn, a senior at Assumption High School in Louisville, was in the audience.

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Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said.

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Potential security threat closes DeLaSalle

Potential security threat closes DeLaSalle

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Lasallian school, which enrolls about 750 students in grades nine through 12, said the situation is unprecedented and closed the building to ensure the safety of students and staff. The investigation is ongoing while students have a “remote learning day.”

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