Archive for January, 2018

Former student arrested for setting St. Kate’s fires

Former student arrested for setting St. Kate’s fires

| January 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

A Jan. 19 statement from the university stated that its community was “shocked and saddened” by Hassan’s reported statements about her motives.

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Father Baer remembered for preaching, conviction, focused faith

Father Baer remembered for preaching, conviction, focused faith

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The first minute I heard a Father Baer homily for the first time I was motivated to be a better Catholic,” Lisa Schoen wrote on Transfiguration’s Facebook page. Another commentator, Leslie Lynn, wrote, “I am just so heartbroken — he meant so much to our family. … What a great man, priest, friend.”

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Thousands of youth gather to rally, pray before March for Life

Thousands of youth gather to rally, pray before March for Life

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Capital One Arena in Washington, which typically hosts professional basketball and hockey games and sold-out concerts, was filled with thousands of youth from around the country who gathered there Jan. 19 to stand up for life.

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Every child ‘a precious gift from God,’ Trump tells pro-life rally

Every child ‘a precious gift from God,’ Trump tells pro-life rally

| Julie Asher | January 19, 2018 | 1 Comment

In remarks broadcast to the March for Life from the White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump said that his administration “will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”

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Answered prayers? Our Lady of Lourdes’ Vikings Facebook post goes viral

Answered prayers? Our Lady of Lourdes’ Vikings Facebook post goes viral

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Comments range from compliments on the clever idea (“well played”) and emojis indicating laughter to direct invitations to attend Mass. Commenter Eric Langness noted, “You might need to schedule more than 3 Masses this Sunday.”

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Movie review: ’12 Strong’

Movie review: ’12 Strong’

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

True military adventures don’t come any more rousing than “12 Strong,” the story of a tiny Special Forces unit that won a significant early victory against both the Taliban and al-Qaida in the weeks after 9/11.

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U.S. now has 84 basilicas, but Minneapolis’ is the first

U.S. now has 84 basilicas, but Minneapolis’ is the first

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The naming of St. Mary Church in Alexandria, Virginia, is the 84th such creation of a basilica in the United States.

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Archbishop brings ‘God’s love’ to mudslide victims with special Mass

Archbishop brings ‘God’s love’ to mudslide victims with special Mass

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amid tragedies such as the devastating mudslides in Southern California and the horrific wildfires that preceded them, “we want to know why” they happen, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez said Jan. 14.

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March lauded for witnessing to life; participation in ‘9 Days’ urged

March lauded for witnessing to life; participation in ‘9 Days’ urged

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a message of support for the March for Life in Washington, a Vatican official praised “the tens of thousands” of participants for their witness to the “value of every human life” and for upholding the dignity of life from conception to natural death.

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Alert prompts Hawaii bishop to give general absolution to deacon group

Alert prompts Hawaii bishop to give general absolution to deacon group

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva gave general absolution to about 45 people in a deacon formation program in response to the alert of an imminent ballistic missile attack that put Hawaii in a state of panic shortly after 8 a.m. Jan. 13.

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Poll shows a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on abortion

Poll shows a strong majority of Americans want restrictions on abortion

| Kurt Jensen | January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The annual poll of Americans’ views on abortion sponsored by the Knights of Columbus indicates that more than three-fourths continue to want “significant restrictions” on abortion access, even though a slim majority describe themselves as “pro-choice.”

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Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

Pope marries couple on flight during Chilean trip

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Love was literally in the air as Pope Francis performed an impromptu wedding ceremony at 36,000 feet aboard his flight in Chile.

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