Archive for September, 2017

Grandparents say their role has never been more crucial than today

Grandparents say their role has never been more crucial than today

| Sarah Mac Donald | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catherine Wiley, 71-year-old grandmother of 10, believes the role of grandparents has never been more crucial than today.

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Padre Pio’s relics to stop in Wisconsin Sept. 20-21

Padre Pio’s relics to stop in Wisconsin Sept. 20-21

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A glove and blood-stained cotton gauze are among the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — better known as “Padre Pio” — that will be on display Sept. 20 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Sept. 21 in Milwaukee.

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N.Y. court ruling that upholds ban on physician-assisted suicide welcomed

N.Y. court ruling that upholds ban on physician-assisted suicide welcomed

| September 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

The director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference applauded the state’s highest court for unanimously determining that the state constitution does not include a fundamental right to physician-assisted suicide.

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Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

Pope says he hopes Trump reconsiders DACA decision

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Politicians who call themselves pro-life must be pro-family and not enact policies that divide families and rob young people of a future, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican reform process ‘nearly complete,’ C9 member says

Vatican reform process ‘nearly complete,’ C9 member says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ international Council of Cardinals — the so-called C9 — is nearly done with its work of advising the pope on a major reform of the Vatican bureaucracy, the secretary of the council said.

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Irma weakens at it heads north, but leaves path of destruction

Irma weakens at it heads north, but leaves path of destruction

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A weakened Hurricane Irma churned in Florida after ripping through southern portions of the state and the Caribbean islands, flooding cities, knocking out power to millions, destroying homes and businesses and killing more than 20 people.

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Archbishop Hebda, Sen. Klobuchar ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Archbishop Hebda, Sen. Klobuchar ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

| September 11, 2017 | 5 Comments

“Today I join the others here in calling for Congress to come together and protect the ‘Dreamers’ from deportation and secure their future,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

Bruised, not broken: Pope encourages Colombians to pursue peace

| Cindy Wooden | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he had no magic words or special recipes for Colombians seeking peace, but rather he wanted to listen to them, learn from them and travel a bit of the road with them.

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Catholic judicial nominee grilled by senators on her religious views

Catholic judicial nominee grilled by senators on her religious views

| Kurt Jensen | September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, spurred outrage about possible religious tests for judicial appointees when she questioned a Catholic judicial nominee Sept. 6 about what impact her faith would have on her interpretation of the law.

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Long-time pastor of St. Frances Cabrini dies

Long-time pastor of St. Frances Cabrini dies

| September 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Father Leo Tibesar, known for putting Catholic social teaching into action, died Aug. 31. He was 74. His funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at St. Frances Cabrini in Minneapolis, with a visitation beginning at 9.

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Twin Cities men help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

Twin Cities men help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of eight Christian men from around the Twin Cities traveled to Texas to assist with recovery from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31-Sept. 4. 

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Media guide: Interview with pope reveals his communication philosophy

Media guide: Interview with pope reveals his communication philosophy

| Carol Glatz | September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis sat down with an expert in media and communication for a yearlong series of interviews, those discussions offered some fascinating insight into the pope’s philosophy of communication and suggested guidelines for the media.

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