Archive for October, 2017

Butera recalls ‘epiphany moment’ before World Series win with Twins

Butera recalls ‘epiphany moment’ before World Series win with Twins

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before her death in February of 1987, Sal Butera’s mother-in-law told his wife, Gina, that he would play in the World Series that year.

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Spanish prelates urge unity; some Catalonian Catholics advocate self-rule

Spanish prelates urge unity; some Catalonian Catholics advocate self-rule

| October 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

Spanish church leaders reiterated support for their country’s unity as the Madrid government imposed direct control over Catalonia.

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On contraception, church must continue to defend life, cardinal says

On contraception, church must continue to defend life, cardinal says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 30, 2017 | 15 Comments

The acceptance of artificial contraception by some Christian churches and communities beginning in the 1930s has led “to the monstrosity of what is today known as procreative medicine,” which includes abortion, said German Cardinal Walter Brandmuller.

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Former Champions for Life winner urges ‘yes’ to defending life

Former Champions for Life winner urges ‘yes’ to defending life

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“We are in a war on women. There’s a war on families, a war on dignity and a war on innocent lives,” Maddie Schulte told her audience at St. Peter in Mendota. “Each and every single day that war continues whether we do something about it or we don’t.”

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Jezreel challenges archdiocesan, parish staff to reach out beyond church walls

Jezreel challenges archdiocesan, parish staff to reach out beyond church walls

| October 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

Jack Jezreel didn’t want any archdiocesan or parish staff members to be in their comfort zone Oct. 26 at Fall Formation Day.

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Speaker: Catholics should stop avoiding conflict, but learn to do it well

Speaker: Catholics should stop avoiding conflict, but learn to do it well

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Conflict can be a sign of life,” Ann Garrido said. “People only argue about what they care about, and if no one in your parish is arguing, that’s a bad sign.”

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Knights CEO praises plan for getting U.S. aid to persecuted Christians

Knights CEO praises plan for getting U.S. aid to persecuted Christians

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, praised the decision by the Trump administration to provide direct U.S. aid to persecuted Christians in the Middle East and route it through the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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Actor Mark Wahlberg’s faith journey leaves impression on young adults

Actor Mark Wahlberg’s faith journey leaves impression on young adults

| Joyce Duriga | October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hearing the faith journey of Hollywood actor and businessman Mark Wahlberg left an impression on the hearts of many young adults at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s first (re)Encounter event Oct. 20 at the UIC Pavilion.

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Concern rises over impact of expected tax cuts on programs for the poor

Concern rises over impact of expected tax cuts on programs for the poor

| October 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

Tax policy is not a simple matter. It almost never has been and may not ever be.

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Cathedral rector: Massive turnout for rosary procession a sign of hope

Cathedral rector: Massive turnout for rosary procession a sign of hope

| October 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father John Ubel never anticipated the sight he saw Oct. 13 when he emerged from the confessional at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Digital Edition – October 26, 2017

Digital Edition – October 26, 2017

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quad Squad, Rosary procession, Catechetical Institute turns 10, Concert for Venezuela, Exorcism rite, Cremation guidelines, Halloween history

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How should ashes properly be handled after cremation?

How should ashes properly be handled after cremation?

| October 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

In 1963, the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued an instruction permitting cremation as long as it was not done as a sign of denial of the basic Christian belief in the resurrection of the dead.

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