Archive for November, 2017

Pope, as ‘grandfather,’ urges Myanmar’s young to love and serve

Pope, as ‘grandfather,’ urges Myanmar’s young to love and serve

| Cindy Wooden | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before ending his visit to Myanmar, Pope Francis turned to the nation’s young Catholics, urging them to pursue lives of faith, hope and love.

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Uncertainty in Congress envelopes children’s health care program, including Minnesota’s

Uncertainty in Congress envelopes children’s health care program, including Minnesota’s

| Dennis Sadowski | November 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

A health program that serves children from low-income families (CHIP) that has enjoyed bipartisan support for 20 years faces an uncertain future unless Congress adopts legislation reauthorizing it before funding runs out in the coming months.

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Tests offer new information on date of site believed to be tomb of Christ

Tests offer new information on date of site believed to be tomb of Christ

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scientists who helped restore a shrine above the site believed to be the place where Christ was buried say testing of samples has dated the tomb to at least the fourth century.

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Spanish cardinal says Church teaching rejects national independence

Spanish cardinal says Church teaching rejects national independence

| November 30, 2017 | 3 Comments

Less than one month before elections in Catalonia, a Spanish cardinal said Catholics everywhere are violating church teaching if they support pro-independence movements.

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Catholic Charities to honor improv artists who bring joy to St. Joseph’s Home

Catholic Charities to honor improv artists who bring joy to St. Joseph’s Home

| November 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Fielitz and fellow improv colleague Jim DeSimone, 50, help around 10 youth unpack their creativity each week in a commons area at the Catholic Charities-run youth home for youth living with mental illness.

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BSM students video chat with astronaut alum orbiting earth

BSM students video chat with astronaut alum orbiting earth

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Meeting an astronaut alone is incredible,” said Amelia Backes, a junior. “But, talking to an astronaut while they are currently on the ISS orbiting the earth is just so surreal. [That] is definitely the best word for it.”

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Families say living by Church’s calendar at home draws them closer to saints, Mass

Families say living by Church’s calendar at home draws them closer to saints, Mass

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new Church year, and for some Catholic families, the liturgical “New Year” is tied to special traditions at home.

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Vatican continues annual Christmas raffle for charity

Vatican continues annual Christmas raffle for charity

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ raffle to benefit those in need will give even more people a chance to win a gift once owned by the pope.

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Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

Pope arrives in Bangladesh, praises country’s welcome of Rohingya

| Cindy Wooden | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The government and people of Bangladesh have shown exemplary generosity in welcoming hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, despite great demands placed on already limited resources, Pope Francis said.

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Church calls for calm in Honduras as election results are delayed

Church calls for calm in Honduras as election results are delayed

| November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders are calling for calm in Honduras as an unexpectedly close election careens toward a contentious outcome.

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2,400 faith leaders ask Senate to nix tax cut legislation

2,400 faith leaders ask Senate to nix tax cut legislation

| November 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

More than 2,400 religious faith leaders, including hundreds of Catholic women religious and dozens of priests, asked the U.S. Senate to vote down tax cut legislation.

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Retired priest ‘laicized’

Retired priest ‘laicized’

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Richard Jeub, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1966, has been dispensed from the obligations of the clerical state, according to a Nov. 29 statement from the archdiocese.

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