Archive for September, 2017

More than 1,000 Catholics ask church to seek pardon for role in conflict

More than 1,000 Catholics ask church to seek pardon for role in conflict

| David Agren | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lilia Yaya recalls being unwelcome in the Catholic Church. Her father, a communist political organizer and labor leader, was excommunicated from the church for his views and activism. Yaya was singled out as a troublemaker in her Catholic school for her father’s political activities.

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From readers – September 14, 2017

From readers – September 14, 2017

| September 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Seeking joy
Christianity more than ethics
Better fact checking

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Against spiritual couch potatoes

Against spiritual couch potatoes

| Father Paul Jarvis | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Just do it!”

Most everyone recognizes this Nike ad.

It should be a slogan for Christianity.

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‘Hear the cry of the earth,’ pope and patriarch urge in ecology message

‘Hear the cry of the earth,’ pope and patriarch urge in ecology message

| Cindy Wooden | September 12, 2017 | 3 Comments

Environmental destruction is a sign of a “morally decaying scenario” in which too many people ignore or deny that, from the beginning, “God intended humanity to cooperate in the preservation and protection of the natural environment,” said the leaders of the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

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Loome Theological Booksellers returns to Stillwater

Loome Theological Booksellers returns to Stillwater

| Susan Klemond | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Twenty years ago, Christopher Hagen read his way into the Catholic Church through good books. Now he lives and works among them. The owner of Loome Theological Booksellers returned the bookstore to Stillwater this summer and hopes the Main Street location will draw new customers and lead them to the faith.

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Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

Justice Department backs baker who didn’t make cake for same-sex couple

| September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

A Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake to celebrate the wedding of a same-sex couple has gained an ally in the U.S. Justice Department.

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In Florida shelter, exhausted people wait out Hurricane Irma

In Florida shelter, exhausted people wait out Hurricane Irma

| Mickey Conlon | September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The stories, like the people, are all over the map.

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Father Leopold Lego kit brings the Mass to children

Father Leopold Lego kit brings the Mass to children

| Kateri Schmidt | September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Stephen and Jennifer Maas’ family business, Domestic Church Supply Company, carries one product: a Lego kit that brings the mystery of the Mass into the living rooms of families around the world.

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Aid workers see humanitarian crisis as Rohingya flee to Bangladesh

Aid workers see humanitarian crisis as Rohingya flee to Bangladesh

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bangladesh is bracing for a massive humanitarian crisis because of a lack of food, sanitation, medicines and even basic housing following the exodus of as many as 350,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, fleeing violence in which at least 1,000 were killed in just two weeks.

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Priests plant native grasses and flowers in spirit of ‘Laudato Si”

Priests plant native grasses and flowers in spirit of ‘Laudato Si”

| September 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Father Kevin Clinton waded through a field of bluestem prairie grass that reached over his head and up into the deep summer sky Aug. 28.

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Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

Supreme Court blocks lower court’s ruling that lifted Trump travel ban

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked part of a lower court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees into the country even though they had been banned by a presidential executive order.

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Students begin class at new two-year college at St. Thomas

Students begin class at new two-year college at St. Thomas

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Ten, 20 years from now, I want people to be looking up at these skyscrapers; I want them to be filled with Tommies, but I want the demographics of those Tommies to represent the demographics of the state,” said Julie Sullivan, University of St. Thomas president.

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