Archive for June, 2017

Life academy offers prayers to parents of terminally ill baby

Life academy offers prayers to parents of terminally ill baby

| Carol Glatz | June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Pontifical Academy for Life and the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales extended prayers for terminally ill baby, Charlie Gard, the medical staff caring for him and the parents who have lost a legal battle to keep him on life-support and seek treatment in the United States.

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Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

| Carol Glatz | June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinals are not called to be “princes” of the church, but to serve the people of God and tackle the sins of the world, Pope Francis told five new cardinals.

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Bishops: Loss of affordable health care under GOP plan ‘simply unacceptable’

Bishops: Loss of affordable health care under GOP plan ‘simply unacceptable’

| Julie Asher | June 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in its analysis of the Senate health care bill, said late June 26 the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance.

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Bishops, Catholic groups worry about consequences of partial travel ban

Bishops, Catholic groups worry about consequences of partial travel ban

| Rhina Guidos | June 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration said the country’s Catholic bishops are “deeply concerned” about the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a partial ban on foreign nationals as it reviews the constitutionality of a wider ban.

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Father Henri Nouwen film to be screened June 27 at Bethel

Father Henri Nouwen film to be screened June 27 at Bethel

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The film “Journey of the Heart: The Life of Henri Nouwen” will be presented by its producer and director Karen Pascal, executive director of the St. Louis-based Henri Nouwen Society.

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Msgr. Baumgaertner fostered seminary formation in Minnesota and beyond

Msgr. Baumgaertner fostered seminary formation in Minnesota and beyond

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Longtime seminary leader Monsignor William Baumgaertner died June 21 at the age of 95 at Cerenity Marian in St. Paul.

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Impact of legalized marijuana needs greater study, Vatican official says

Impact of legalized marijuana needs greater study, Vatican official says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

While some countries continue to debate the legalization of marijuana, its effects and impact on possible dependency need to be further understood, said the head of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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Supreme Court to hear Colorado baker’s appeal in wedding cake case

Supreme Court to hear Colorado baker’s appeal in wedding cake case

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court said June 26 it will hear arguments next term on whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a same-sex couple in declining to make them a wedding cake.

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Court says church school can’t be barred from state funds for playground

Court says church school can’t be barred from state funds for playground

| Carol Zimmermann | June 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court June 26 said a Lutheran preschool should not be excluded from a state grant program to refurbish its playground surface just because it is a religious entity.

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Classical MPR, KARE win Gabriel Awards for ‘values-centered programming’

Classical MPR, KARE win Gabriel Awards for ‘values-centered programming’

| June 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

St. Paul-based MPR was recognized for its locally-released documentary “Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words” and single Facebook post “Bridge of Song” in the radio documentary and new media categories, respectively. Minneapolis-based KARE 11 earned an award in the news and informational television, local release, category for its series “Land of 10,000 Stories.”

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Catholic higher ed leader Father Stromberg dies

Catholic higher ed leader Father Stromberg dies

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest who helped bring Pope Benedict XVI to Minnesota has died.

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Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2017 Leading With Faith winners

Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2017 Leading With Faith winners

| June 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

We will honor the winners at the Leading With Faith Award luncheon Thursday, Aug. 10 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

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