Archive for February, 2018

America magazine’s survey of women in the Church

America magazine’s survey of women in the Church

| Bishop Robert Barron | February 21, 2018 | 5 Comments

Last month, America magazine published a fascinating survey regarding the attitudes of women in the Church. They were kind enough to publish a few of my reactions to the study, but I would like to offer a fuller response to their findings.

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Fighting fake news with the truth of Christ

Fighting fake news with the truth of Christ

| Jason Adkins | February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fake news that distorts public discourse and manipulates the public will not be countered effectively by a renewed interest in journalistic ethics or more laws aimed at improving disclosure of the sources of online content. It is a cultural problem.

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Pope renews membership of child protection commission

Pope renews membership of child protection commission

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has named nine new members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, including abuse survivors or the parents of survivors, the Vatican said.

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Rev. Graham dies; world famous evangelist was admired by many, including Archbishop Flynn

Rev. Graham dies; world famous evangelist was admired by many, including Archbishop Flynn

| February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Billy Graham, a fiery Baptist preacher who was easily the most famous evangelist of the 20th century and for decades one of the world figures most admired by Americans, died early Feb. 21 at his home in Montreat, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was 99.

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U.S. bishops declare national call-in day to urge Congress to save DACA

U.S. bishops declare national call-in day to urge Congress to save DACA

| February 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

After the Senate failed Feb. 15 to garner the 60 votes needed to move a bill forward to protect the “Dreamers,” officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a “National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers” Feb. 26.

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Franciscan Brothers of Peace, other Catholics walk alongside victims of torture

Franciscan Brothers of Peace, other Catholics walk alongside victims of torture

| February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Throughout any given week, the Franciscan Brothers of Peace hear the rhythmic plucking of the krar — a lyre-like instrument from east Africa — in their St. Paul friary.

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Financial adviser manages wealth for greater good

Financial adviser manages wealth for greater good

| Susan Klemond | February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Feeling he was being called to something unknown, Ricci sought training to advise clients on charitable giving. Then, while he served on his parish finance council, he became aware of the Catholic Community Foundation, which financially supports the needs of the Minnesota Catholic community and manages assets of donors and institutional partners.

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Foundation’s new impact investments yield financial,  social returns

Foundation’s new impact investments yield financial, social returns

| Susan Klemond | February 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota enters the new field of impact investing this year, its leaders expect not only a financial return on two new investments, but also measurable evidence of these investments’ impact on people and the environment.

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Parkland students arrive in Florida capital to urge action on gun reform

Parkland students arrive in Florida capital to urge action on gun reform

| February 21, 2018 | 3 Comments

About 100 students from Parkland arrived in Tallahassee the evening of Feb. 20, highly motivated to press their state lawmakers in person to reform gun laws after the deadly shooting rampage at their high school.

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Msgr. Richter prepares for new role as seminary rector

Msgr. Richter prepares for new role as seminary rector

| February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Msgr. Thomas Richter was thrilled with his first assignment as vice rector of the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. Having just arrived in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, he traveled to the Holy Land in January with the third-year seminarians, who’ll be ordained transitional deacons this spring.

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A father’s love

A father’s love

| Bryant Ortega | February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

I remember sitting around as a teenager hearing stories of my dad coming to this country to pursue the American dream. The more he told me, the more I wanted to know about the intense experience he endured and why he would leave his parents and loved ones. He always said he wanted a better life and to one day give that to his family. It sounded a bit cliché, like your typical immigrant story told in movies, but I accepted it.

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Getting to forgiveness

Getting to forgiveness

| Liz Kelly | February 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

Some years ago, a woman told a lie about me that caused some serious harm and was tremendously painful to bear. After many months had passed, out of the blue, she sent me an email, something along the lines of, “If I hurt you, I’m sorry.” We’ve all gotten these: the non-apology apology. It was, I thought, cowardly, and did very little to repair the damage that had been done.

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