Archive for January, 2018

Sister who inspired ‘The Trouble With Angels’ taught in Faribault

Sister who inspired ‘The Trouble With Angels’ taught in Faribault

| January 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

A funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 2 for Dominican Sister John Eudes Courtney, who spent 68 years in religious life. Sister Courtney died Dec. 22 at age 95 at the Sinsinawa Dominicans’ motherhouse in Sinsinawa.

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Cathedral event Jan. 21 marks close of local Reformation commemoration

Cathedral event Jan. 21 marks close of local Reformation commemoration

| January 4, 2018 | 5 Comments

“… both sides have tried to look more objectively at what happened during the Reformation, acknowledge faults on both sides, ask forgiveness, and look for ways to move forward in greater unity.”

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Bishops in Kazakhstan say no Communion for divorced, remarried Catholics

Bishops in Kazakhstan say no Communion for divorced, remarried Catholics

| Cindy Wooden | January 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

In Kazakhstan, “divorced people living with someone else would not dare ask for holy Communion because they know they are living in a situation of sin. It would be blasphemy,” said Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana.

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USCCB president mourns death of the Mormons’ president

USCCB president mourns death of the Mormons’ president

| January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, mourned the death of Thomas Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Monson, 90, died Jan. 2.

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‘Mystery Journey’ game lauded safe, fun for kids

‘Mystery Journey’ game lauded safe, fun for kids

| Mark Judge | January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parents looking to purchase a game that is safe as well as fun — for older kids and teens at least — can rest assured: “Layton’s Mystery Journey” (Level-5) fits the bill.

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Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fear and the shame of admitting one’s own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one’s own faults, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic program for abandoned babies may have saved Edmonton newborn

Catholic program for abandoned babies may have saved Edmonton newborn

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

A safe-haven program called Angel Cradle, operated by Covenant Health, may have saved a newborn baby’s life.

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Bishop Bambera urges prayers for peace after attack on Coptic Christians

Bishop Bambera urges prayers for peace after attack on Coptic Christians

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a gunman’s attack on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo Dec. 29, killing at least nine people, a U.S. bishop urged Catholics to “pray for peace in Egypt and the Middle East and for all victims of religious and political hatred.”

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Resolutions for 2018

Resolutions for 2018

| Greg Erlandson | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now as we contemplate when to take down the tree and who will take down the lights, it is time to focus on the year ahead, which of course means another to-do list: creating New Year’s resolutions.

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For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life

For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis began the New Year praying the world would demonstrate a marked increase in solidarity and welcome for migrants and refugees.

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Pope prints postcard illustrating the horror of war

Pope prints postcard illustrating the horror of war

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an unusual move late Dec. 30, the pope had the Vatican press office and Vatican media distribute a copy of a famous photograph from the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

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