Archive for September, 2017

Flying to Colombia, pope asks prayers for Venezuela

Flying to Colombia, pope asks prayers for Venezuela

| Cindy Wooden | September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Flying to Colombia, with a flight plan changed to avoid Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean Sea, Pope Francis told reporters that Colombia and its neighbor, Venezuela, were in his prayers.

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Bishop Hebda, Cozzens: Church, society weakened without ‘dreamers’

Bishop Hebda, Cozzens: Church, society weakened without ‘dreamers’

| September 6, 2017 | 5 Comments

The bishops invited people to join them in praying for the “dreamers” who may be experiencing anxiety and fear about the loss of DACA status.

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Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities USA presented a $2 million check Sept. 4 representing donations received to date for immediate emergency assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding.

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Break mirror of narcissistic culture, pope tells Shalom community

Break mirror of narcissistic culture, pope tells Shalom community

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today’s narcissistic culture leads to sad souls who worry more about keeping up appearances than caring for others, Pope Francis said.

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Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “being rescinded” by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work.

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Fate of bankruptcy plans in judge’s hands

Fate of bankruptcy plans in judge’s hands

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Counsel for multiple parties with interests in the matter, including representatives of the archdiocese, parishes, insurers and clergy sexual abuse claimants, presented objections to the plans before Judge Robert Kressel in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Minneapolis Aug. 29.

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Archbishop Hebda joins Holy Angels and Hill-Murray for football opener

Archbishop Hebda joins Holy Angels and Hill-Murray for football opener

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield will kick-off its high school football season against Hill-Murray of Maplewood Sept. 1 with Archbishop Bernard Hebda visiting.

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Special collection coming for archdiocese parishes to assist Hurricane Harvey victims

Special collection coming for archdiocese parishes to assist Hurricane Harvey victims

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will take a special collection Sept. 9-10 to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

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Chesterton Academy students begin studies at new St. Paul campus

Chesterton Academy students begin studies at new St. Paul campus

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chesterton Academy opened its new campus in St. Paul Aug. 28 as 19 students began their school year.

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Nigerian Mass begins in St. Paul

Nigerian Mass begins in St. Paul

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sacred chrism on newly-ordained Father Bruno Nwachukwu’s hands had barely dried when local Nigerian Catholics asked him about celebrating Mass in their native tongue.

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Hurricane Harvey complicates Washington battle over a border wall

Hurricane Harvey complicates Washington battle over a border wall

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s promise of building what he called a “big, beautiful” border wall was a central theme of his candidacy for president. He reassured his supporters that the U.S. would build it and Mexico would pay for it. But in August, as president, Trump continuously threatened to shut down the U.S. government this fall if Congress does not fork over more U.S. taxpayer money to pay for it.

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Catholic Benefits Association presses Trump to end contraceptive mandate

Catholic Benefits Association presses Trump to end contraceptive mandate

| Kurt Jensen | September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Frustrated by federal court inaction and the Department of Justice blocking the way, the Catholic Benefits Association has called on President Trump to intervene directly in the legal battle over the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate.

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