Archive for January, 2018

Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic

Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic

| David Agren | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A report from the Mexican bishops’ conference has catalogued 1,850 damaged churches — including 17 cathedrals — due to the twin earthquakes that shook the country in September. The report, released Jan. 29, found that 1,603 of damaged churches were cataloged as “historic” buildings.

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Irish government to hold referendum on right to life of mother, child

Irish government to hold referendum on right to life of mother, child

| Michael Kelly | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Irish government announced it will hold a d in late May asking citizens whether they want to retain or delete the constitutional article that provides for the equal right to life of the mother and her unborn child “with due regard to the equal right to life of the mother.”

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Pope asks Vatican abuse expert to review new information on Chilean bishop

Pope asks Vatican abuse expert to review new information on Chilean bishop

| Carol Glatz | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked a longtime expert in handling abuse allegations to gather new information in Chile concerning Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno.

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Vatican spokesman insists pope, aides are united on approach to China

Vatican spokesman insists pope, aides are united on approach to China

| January 31, 2018 | 3 Comments

Catholics who have accused top members of the Roman Curia of making overtures to China’s communist government without the knowledge of Pope Francis are “fostering confusion and controversy,” said the director of the Vatican press office.

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Prelates’ friendly Super Bowl wager will benefit poor whoever wins game

Prelates’ friendly Super Bowl wager will benefit poor whoever wins game

| Matthew Gambino | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A friendly wager between the archbishops of Philadelphia and Boston for Super Bowl LII Feb. 4 in Minneapolis between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will benefit needy people in both cities.

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Archbishop to Super Bowl visitors: MN winters might be chilly, but hospitality is warm

Archbishop to Super Bowl visitors: MN winters might be chilly, but hospitality is warm

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“My prayer for this special weekend is that all of you — teams, vendors, families, media and all guests — have a safe and fun visit,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics are steppingstone to peace

South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics are steppingstone to peace

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A South Korean bishop wants the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be a steppingstone for achieving peace in the region, reported ucanews.com.

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Pro-life leaders decry Senate failure to pass 20-week abortion ban

Pro-life leaders decry Senate failure to pass 20-week abortion ban

| January 30, 2018 | 3 Comments

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York decried the Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, and called on senators to “rethink” their stance on late-term abortions.

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Panelists: Invitation, community, purpose can connect millennials to Church

Panelists: Invitation, community, purpose can connect millennials to Church

| January 30, 2018 | 2 Comments

Passing on the faith to the next generation doesn’t happen automatically.

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Homage to Don Briel

Homage to Don Briel

| George Weigel | January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the history of U.S. Catholic higher education since World War II, three seminal moments stand out: Msgr. John Tracy Ellis’s 1955 article, “American Catholics and the Intellectual Life;” the 1967 Land o’ Lakes statement, “The Idea of a Catholic University;” and the day Don Briel began the Catholic Studies Program – and the Catholic Studies movement – at the University of St. Thomas in the Twin Cities.

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Grants help more schools adopt blended learning model

Grants help more schools adopt blended learning model

| January 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Like his classmates at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound, seventh-grader Noah Vogt’s regular math homework is to watch his teacher give a lesson via video. The next day in class, he does his homework with that teacher nearby.

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Aim Higher president: Schools can only serve students with community’s help

Aim Higher president: Schools can only serve students with community’s help

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Jean Houghton about her vision for the St. Paul-based Aim Higher Foundation, which provides tuition assistance for students attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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