Archive for September, 2017

A faith-filled kick-off for Catholic schools’ high school football seasons

A faith-filled kick-off for Catholic schools’ high school football seasons

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Hill-Murray Pioneers and Holy Angels Stars met for Mass Sept. 1 before putting on pads, a day after the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders and Totino-Grace Eagles prayed together before playing football for the first time ever.

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In new book, pope upholds traditional marriage, need to help sinners

In new book, pope upholds traditional marriage, need to help sinners

| Carol Glatz | September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

By virtue of its very definition, marriage can only be between a man and a woman, Pope Francis said in a new book-length interview.

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Magnitude 8.1 earthquake strikes off Pacific coast of Mexico, Guatemala

Magnitude 8.1 earthquake strikes off Pacific coast of Mexico, Guatemala

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

A magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck the Pacific coast of southern Mexico and Guatemala, causing buildings to collapse and tremors that rocked as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City.

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In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

In TV interview, Steve Bannon slams church, bishops over immigration

| Rhina Guidos | September 7, 2017 | 6 Comments

In an interview set to air Sept. 10 on the CBS TV program “60 Minutes,” former White House strategist Steve Bannon criticized the Catholic Church and U.S. bishops for their views on immigration, saying “they need illegal aliens to fill the pews.”

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Parish life still thrives at flood-damaged Houston church

Parish life still thrives at flood-damaged Houston church

| James Ramos | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 22nd week in ordinary time of the church’s liturgical year has been no ordinary time for Father Martin Eke, a Missionary of St. Paul, or his parish, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Houston.

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Pursue peace through social inclusion, pope tells Colombian officials

Pursue peace through social inclusion, pope tells Colombian officials

| David Agren | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis urged Colombians to put aside prejudice and pursue peace through social inclusion, fighting inequality and paying attention to the plight of the country’s most marginalized populations, such as campesinos, Afro-Colombians and indigenous peoples.

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Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and subsequent election of Pope Francis will be the subject of a new film set to debut on Netflix.

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New study examines political shifts of Christians, other believers

New study examines political shifts of Christians, other believers

| Mark Pattison | September 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

If “demography is destiny,” as was claimed in the 2016 presidential election, the United States could be facing some highly interesting political times ahead.

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Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response

Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands as it moved toward Florida Sept. 7, while Haiti prepared for a potential disaster.

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Trump backtracks a little on DACA after backlash

Trump backtracks a little on DACA after backlash

| Rhina Guidos | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hours after the Trump administration announced on Sept. 5 an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, the president seemed to backtrack, just a bit, by saying that if Congress can’t find a legislative solution to legalize the program’s 800,000 beneficiaries in six months, he might step in.

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Archbishop to reconsecrate archdiocese to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Archbishop to reconsecrate archdiocese to Immaculate Heart of Mary

| September 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

People of the archdiocese can join in the 33-day preparation for an individual or family consecration to Mary, which begins Sept. 10 and concludes Oct. 13.

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Catholics turn out to support ‘dreamers’ after DACA rescinded

Catholics turn out to support ‘dreamers’ after DACA rescinded

| Rhina Guidos | September 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

Mercy Sister Rita Parks stood near the large crowd in front of the White House that was almost silenced after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced shortly after 11 a.m. on Sept. 5 that the Trump administration was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

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