Archive for August, 2017

Gender ideology: colonizing — not cultivating — student minds

Gender ideology: colonizing — not cultivating — student minds

| Jason Adkins | August 22, 2017 | 4 Comments

Our schools should be places where children are trained to pursue the true, the good and the beautiful — or, at the very least, equipped to honestly and rationally engage with objective reality. A school should be a place of education, not ideological instruction.

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Revealed with fire

Revealed with fire

| Liz Kelly | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bedouins are an exceptionally hardy, hospitable people. I learned this in the Holy Land from my friend Tony, a Catholic archaeologist who grew up in Jerusalem and is presently completing his dissertation on King David, examining his life in the rock and ruins. Tony tells me that he will sometimes employ Bedouins to work on his archaeological digs, especially during the blistering summer months.

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Spiritual effects and benefits of baptism

Spiritual effects and benefits of baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, and it has powerful and long-lasting effects. It changes the spiritual character of a person forever, and the mark of transformation is so permanent that it is indelible; it can never be erased. What follows is a concise list of nine of the most important effects and benefits of the sacrament of baptism.

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Letting our story sit in our hearts

Letting our story sit in our hearts

| Nell O’Leary Alt | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Then he strictly ordered his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah” (Mt 16:20).

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Pope leads prayers for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

Pope leads prayers for an end to ‘inhuman violence’ of terrorism

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Let us beg the Lord, God of mercy and peace, to free the world from this inhuman violence,” Pope Francis prayed after a week of deadly terrorist attacks in Africa and Europe.

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Supporters of young migrants ask for DACA protection at Washington rally

Supporters of young migrants ask for DACA protection at Washington rally

| Rhina Guidos | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In her last year of high school, concerned about the uncertain future that awaited her as a youth without legal documentation to be in the country, 17-year-old Claudia Quinones took her worries to her Maryland parish.

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Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognize Medjugorje apparitions

Polish archbishop thinks Vatican will recognize Medjugorje apparitions

| Jonathan Luxmoore | August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Polish archbishop who inspected Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Medjugorje shrine for the pope predicted the Vatican will soon recognize its Marian apparitions.

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Just-war tests not met in North Korea situation, ethicists say

Just-war tests not met in North Korea situation, ethicists say

| Mark Pattison | August 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

The just-war criteria that would justify armed conflict with North Korea over its nuclear testing and threats to launch missiles have not been met, said ethicists interviewed by Catholic News Service.

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Chicago youth travel to El Salvador, bring back ideas for dealing with gangs

Chicago youth travel to El Salvador, bring back ideas for dealing with gangs

| George Rodriguez | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young Latino Catholics from Chicago’s southwest side, who recently visited El Salvador, want to apply in Brighton Park what they learned about how a community deals with gang violence.

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Secret deal? Author hopes Vatican archives shed light on efforts to end Holocaust

Secret deal? Author hopes Vatican archives shed light on efforts to end Holocaust

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Secret negotiations between Heinrich Himmler — the “architect” of the Holocaust — and a Swiss Catholic politician, hired by a Jewish woman and helped by an Italian papal nuncio, may have contributed to ending the mass extermination of the Jewish people, according to a Canadian researcher.

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Gratitude brews stewardship best, conference speaker says

Gratitude brews stewardship best, conference speaker says

| August 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

“I was fortunate to work for the ‘King of Beers’ for 29 years, and now I hope to work for the King of Kings for the rest of my life,” Baranowski told more than 150 people gathered for the Region 8 International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference at St. Ambrose of Woodbury in Woodbury Aug. 17, hosted this year by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

Pope urges respect for the life and dignity of migrants, refugees

| Cindy Wooden | August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

With millions of people fleeing violence, persecution and poverty around the globe, individual nations must expand options that make it possible for migrants and refugees to cross their borders safely and legally, Pope Francis said.

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