Archive for August, 2017

Quebec bishop gets Vatican OK for nun to officiate at wedding

Quebec bishop gets Vatican OK for nun to officiate at wedding

| August 2, 2017 | 2 Comments

When no priests were available, the bishop of the Quebec Diocese of Rouyn-Noranda sought and received Vatican permission for a local nun to officiate at a recent wedding.

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Dutch cardinal: Bishops warned of euthanasia’s slippery slope

Dutch cardinal: Bishops warned of euthanasia’s slippery slope

| Jonathan Luxmoore | August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent increases in euthanasia and assisted suicide deaths among psychiatric and dementia patients reflect the concerns church officials expressed years ago, said a Dutch cardinal.

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Ten years after I-35W bridge collapse, chaplains reflect on helping victims, families

Ten years after I-35W bridge collapse, chaplains reflect on helping victims, families

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ten years later, Father Gillespie and former HCMC chaplains Father Jules Omba Omalanga and Deacon Robert Durham have not forgotten that night, as families poured into the downtown Minneapolis hospital searching for their missing loved ones. Thirteen people died in the collapse. Another 145 sustained injuries.

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Ottawa archbishop surprised by negative reaction to robotic spider on cathedral

Ottawa archbishop surprised by negative reaction to robotic spider on cathedral

| Deborah Gyapong | August 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

The archbishop of Ottawa expressed regret that several Catholics were shocked at the sight of a giant robotic spider perched on Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Inspired by pope, BridgeBuilder Challenge picks winning social innovators

Inspired by pope, BridgeBuilder Challenge picks winning social innovators

| Josephine von Dohlen | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Salim, a Syrian refugee, flees an unwanted draft into the Syrian army, escaping the potential of having to join the Islamic State or other groups. Leaving behind his friends and family, Salim is left without an income or any form of identification in Lebanon.

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Catholic says ‘exuberant’ charismatic movement brought her back to church

Catholic says ‘exuberant’ charismatic movement brought her back to church

| Andy Telli | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chris Shafer grew up as a “nominal Catholic,” and she wasn’t even sure she still believed in God in the mid-1970s when she moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where her husband, Doug, was stationed in the U.S. Air Force.

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African-born clergy, religious ministering in U.S. gather in New Orleans

African-born clergy, religious ministering in U.S. gather in New Orleans

| Beth Donze | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The growing numbers of African-born clergy and religious ministering in the United States are at the vanguard of an important moment in both the U.S. and worldwide Catholic Church, said Jesuit Father Allan Deck.

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Americans end pilgrimage to Canadian shrine after 95 years

Americans end pilgrimage to Canadian shrine after 95 years

| Philippe Vaillancourt | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leonardo DiVittorio approached the statue of St. Anne. As part of the opening ceremony of the feast of the grandmother of Jesus July 25, he laid a wreath of flowers, a symbolic gesture intended to mark the Ahearn Memorial Pilgrimage’s 95th and last visit at the Basilica of Ste.-Anne-de-Beaupre.

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Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says sea rescue is a ‘mission’

Head of Knights of Malta relief efforts says sea rescue is a ‘mission’

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

While European leaders continue to debate how to handle the influx of migrants, the head of the Order of Malta’s Italian relief corps said that search and rescue operations are a human obligation.

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