Archive for August, 2017

Cretin-Derham Hall, Totino-Grace have more in common than football prowess

Cretin-Derham Hall, Totino-Grace have more in common than football prowess

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cretin-Derham Hall and Totino-Grace own 12 Minnesota state football titles, but have never met on the field before. That will change Aug. 31 when the two Christian Brothers-sponsored Catholic schools and high school football powerhouses collide for the first time.

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Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’

Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’

| Mark Pattison | August 31, 2017 | 8 Comments

“Excessive inequality” threatens cooperation among all people in society “and the social pact it supports,” said Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, in the U.S. bishops’ annual Labor Day statement.

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Industry wants FCC to relax children’s TV regulations

Industry wants FCC to relax children’s TV regulations

| Mark Pattison | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The television industry has asked the Federal Communications Commission to relax — if not outright get rid of — regulations on children’s TV.

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Pope offers early new year greetings to world’s Jewish communities

Pope offers early new year greetings to world’s Jewish communities

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis praised the increasingly friendly and fruitful relations between the Catholic Church and Jewish leaders as he also wished the world’s Jewish communities a happy Rosh Hashanah a few weeks early.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Deeply moved by the tragic loss of life and the immense material devastation that this natural catastrophe has left in its wake, he prays for the victims and their families, and for all those engaged in the vital work of relief, recovery and rebuilding,” Cardinal Parolin said.

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Georgia Tech punter forgoes final football season for seminary

Georgia Tech punter forgoes final football season for seminary

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Perseverance has been Grant Aasen’s longtime ally.

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Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey

Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey

| August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

With floodwater as high as 20 feet from swelling bayous and waterways, thousands of homes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston flooded as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to batter southeast Texas Aug. 28.

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Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey that made landfall with winds of 130 miles per hour late on Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi.

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The “Expendable Children”

The “Expendable Children”

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Couples who struggle to get pregnant are turning with greater frequency to the in vitro fertilization (IVF) industry for assistance. In some cases, they can end up feeling they are “too pregnant” when twins, triplets or quads arise. This occurs from the practice of implanting more than one embryo at a time to improve pregnancy success rates.

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A loss of faith at the Minnesota State Fair?

A loss of faith at the Minnesota State Fair?

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ordained at 26, Father John Paul Erickson was still shy of 30 when he took a stage at the Minnesota State Fair just yards from the main gate to take questions on Catholicism.

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Teach for Christ  invites young adults to serve in Catholic schools

Teach for Christ invites young adults to serve in Catholic schools

| August 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Eight young adults will embark on a new ministry this fall at four Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Imprisonment without hope for the future is torture, pope says

Imprisonment without hope for the future is torture, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Although prisoners must pay a price for their crimes, incarceration must not be used as a method of torture but rather an opportunity to become contributing members of society, Pope Francis said.

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