Archive for July, 2017

Religious sisters host retreat for women working with trafficking victims

Religious sisters host retreat for women working with trafficking victims

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Working with women who’ve been trafficked can take a toll on those who hear their stories and try to help them rebuild their lives. That’s why staff members from two Minnesota organizations that work with victims of sex trafficking and other violent crimes gathered at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul June 2-3 for a necessary break.

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Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’ vision

Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’ vision

Titled “My Idea of Art,” the 45-minute film is based on the book of the same name, authored by Pope Francis after Italian journalist Tiziana Lupi transcribed it from a sit-down interview with the pope in May 2015.

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Beloved friar known for cures, wise counsel to be beatified Nov. 18

Beloved friar known for cures, wise counsel to be beatified Nov. 18

Pope Francis recognized the authenticity of a miracle necessary for the friar to be elevated from venerable to blessed after a review by the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes was completed earlier this year.

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Abria Pregnancy Resources names new executive director

Abria Pregnancy Resources names new executive director

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nancy Utoft, who for the last two years has served on the board of directors for Abria Pregnancy Resources in St. Paul, was recently named its executive director.

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Pope’s pediatric hospital is fixing past problems, says cardinal overseer

Pope’s pediatric hospital is fixing past problems, says cardinal overseer

The AP reported July 3 that the Vatican formed a commission in 2014 to study workers’ complaints and concerns about unsafe medical protocols, overcrowding and a culture that emphasized practices that might reap greater revenues.

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Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Pope calls for respecting parents’ wishes to care for dying child

Expressing his closeness to the parents, Pope Francis said he was “praying for them, hoping that their desire to accompany and take care of their own baby until the end is not disregarded.”

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It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

| Carol Zimmermann | July 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

“The saints always loved a good fight and we should like a good fight too,” said keynote speaker Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles.

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For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

The convocation, years in planning, was the first time in a century that the bishops convened Church leaders to respond to social and spiritual quandaries that have left millions of people drifting on the margins of society.

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Pope names archbishop to succeed Cardinal Muller at doctrine office

Pope names archbishop to succeed Cardinal Muller at doctrine office

| Cindy Wooden | July 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

Promoting the secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to the office of prefect, Pope Francis chose not to ask German Cardinal Gerhard Muller to serve a second five-year term in the post.

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