Archive for June, 2017

Priestly Fraternity begins service at St. Peter in North St. Paul

Priestly Fraternity begins service at St. Peter in North St. Paul

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Italian priests Father Ettore Ferrario and Father Pietro Rossotti start their ministry with St. Peter in North St. Paul July 1. The 128-year-old parish includes a school.

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Catholic Spirit nets 10 national awards for 2016 stories, photos

Catholic Spirit nets 10 national awards for 2016 stories, photos

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit won 10 Catholic Press Association awards June 23, including first place for a special supplement on a bishop’s transition. Catholic Spirit staff photographer Dave Hrbacek won second place for photographer of the year.

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Religious sisters seek to promote consecrated life in new project

Religious sisters seek to promote consecrated life in new project

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Carolyn Puccio said her role will be promoting the life and work of local religious sisters year-round — especially to young women — and partnering with appropriate representatives to expand the project’s outreach.

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Delegates to Kitui say cultural exchange, faith sharing are partnership’s benefits

Delegates to Kitui say cultural exchange, faith sharing are partnership’s benefits

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The people of the Diocese of Kitui that we meet have tremendous faith [and] have tremendous capacity to build their own future,” said Mike Haasl, the Center for Mission’s global solidarity coordinator, who led the delegation.

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Avoiding deportation: Shifting policies leave many on tenterhooks

Avoiding deportation: Shifting policies leave many on tenterhooks

| Mark Pattison | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immigrants facing deportation have won the occasional judicial victory, but getting a judge to hear their case poses the bigger problem in immigrants’ desperate attempt to stay in the United States.

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German bishops regret lawmakers’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage

German bishops regret lawmakers’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage

| Jonathan Luxmoore | June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Germany’s bishops’ conference expressed regret over a June 30 parliamentary vote to allow same-sex weddings, vowing to defend the “Catholic understanding of marriage.”

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U.N. must help limit weapons of mass destruction, Vatican diplomat says

U.N. must help limit weapons of mass destruction, Vatican diplomat says

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Citing the words of Pope Francis, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations said it is necessary to boost cooperation among nations to end the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, especially among terrorist organizations.

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Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

Poverty, inequality in Latin America at unthinkable levels, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Latin America’s traditional social values of cooperation and solidarity must prevail over the societal ills that threaten the livelihood of the region’s inhabitants, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

“This isn’t your issue right now, but it could be your issue, so it’s your fight to fight as well,” Melissa Jaeger said. “Just because you don’t have a medically compromised kid right now doesn’t mean that you might not in the future. We need Children’s Hospital to be thriving to help all of our children.”

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Marawi bishop says church can’t negotiate with terrorists who hold priest

Marawi bishop says church can’t negotiate with terrorists who hold priest

| June 29, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Catholic bishop in the southern Philippine city of Marawi dismissed as “ridiculous” proposals to negotiate for the release of a priest held captive by terrorist gunmen.

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Bishop prohibits Catholics in same-sex unions from receiving Communion

Bishop prohibits Catholics in same-sex unions from receiving Communion

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield has issued a decree that people in same-sex marriages should not present themselves for holy Communion nor can they receive the sacrament of anointing of the sick or have a Catholic funeral unless they “have given some signs of repentance.”

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Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

| Cindy Wooden | June 29, 2017 | 11 Comments

Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell said, “I’m looking forward finally to having my day in court.”

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