Archive for October, 2017

Respect, don’t just tolerate other religions, Vatican officials say

Respect, don’t just tolerate other religions, Vatican officials say

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peace and harmony will not result from members of different religions simply tolerating each other; respect and appreciation of customs and cultural diversity is required, top Vatican officials said in a message to the world’s Hindus.

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Franciscans in Holy Land sow peace, fraternity, respect, pope says

Franciscans in Holy Land sow peace, fraternity, respect, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Franciscans assisting the Christian minority and caring for the churches and shrines in the Holy Land are “ambassadors” of all the people of God, Pope Francis said.

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Pope on interviews: Church must listen, respond to people’s questions

Pope on interviews: Church must listen, respond to people’s questions

| October 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Replying to questions and giving interviews are a “pastoral risk” Pope Francis said he is prepared to take, because it is the best way to know and respond to people’s real concerns.

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Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

Groups settle in lawsuit against HHS contraceptive mandate

| Carol Zimmermann | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dozens of Catholic groups that challenged the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act have reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, they announced late Oct. 16.

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Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See

Senate confirms Callista Gingrich as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See

| October 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich as the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

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Archbishop dedicates two-year college at St. Thomas

Archbishop dedicates two-year college at St. Thomas

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda blessed the new two-year Dougherty Family College at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis campus Oct. 13.

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Aim Higher’s new president to draw from business, education background

Aim Higher’s new president to draw from business, education background

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Local Catholic school scholarship-granting foundation Aim Higher has named a former business consultant and school advancement director its new president.

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Ex-head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office

Ex-head of Vatican hospital found guilty of abuse of office

| Carol Glatz | October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Vatican court found the former president of the Vatican-owned pediatric hospital guilty of abuse of office for using donations belonging to the hospital’s foundation to refurbish a Vatican-owned apartment used by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican secretary of state.

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U.S. bishop concerned about impact of Trump’s health care order on poor

U.S. bishop concerned about impact of Trump’s health care order on poor

| October 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

A part of President Donald Trump’s Oct. 13 executive order on health care that would end subsidies to health insurance companies aimed at helping individuals with low to modest incomes is of “grave concern,” a U.S. bishop said.

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Quarter-mile long Fatima rosary procession graces St. Paul

Quarter-mile long Fatima rosary procession graces St. Paul

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A quarter-mile long sea of people carrying candles and praying in procession filled half of John Ireland Boulevard between the State Capitol and the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul Oct. 13

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Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

Victims of Las Vegas shooting remembered at funeral Masses, vigils

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immediate makeshift memorials in Las Vegas to the 58 victims killed during the Oct. 1 outdoor country music concert are being replaced by memorial services, vigils and Catholic funerals at the victims’ hometowns across the country and in Canada.

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Sessions’ memo praised for reaffirming laws protecting religious liberty

Sessions’ memo praised for reaffirming laws protecting religious liberty

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo on religious freedom issued for all federal agencies and departments to follow “helpfully reaffirms that the law protects the freedom of faith-based organizations to conduct their operations in accordance with their religious mission,” a U.S. archbishop said.

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