Archive for February, 2018

Muslims who desecrated statue ordered to memorize Quran verses about Mary

Muslims who desecrated statue ordered to memorize Quran verses about Mary

| Wyatt Noble | February 13, 2018 | 1 Comment

Three young Muslim men who were found guilty of desecrating a statue of Mary were ordered by a Lebanese judge to memorize passages from the Quran that praise the mother of Jesus.

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Producer: New sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ avoids bad language on purpose

Producer: New sitcom ‘Living Biblically’ avoids bad language on purpose

| Mark Pattison | February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just because the new CBS sitcom “Living Biblically” has landed a spot in the network’s decades-dominant Monday night comedy lineup does not automatically guarantee it an audience.

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Hill-Murray, St. Odilia celebrating Olympic sisters

Hill-Murray, St. Odilia celebrating Olympic sisters

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete from its alumni base.

Even fewer schools have more than one, especially from the same family. Catholic schools Hill-Murray High School and St. Odilia School can claim the later.

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Laughter, tolerance, shared faith seen as crucial for lasting marriage

Laughter, tolerance, shared faith seen as crucial for lasting marriage

| Beth Griffin | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Laughter, tolerance and shared faith are important ingredients in a loving, lasting marriage, according to a New York couple who will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at the end of National Marriage Week, which is Feb 7-14.

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Q-and-A on faith leaders’ letter on beauty of ‘God-given sexual identity’

Q-and-A on faith leaders’ letter on beauty of ‘God-given sexual identity’

| Julie Asher | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In December, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and three other Catholic bishops joined several other religious leaders in signing an open letter titled “Created Male and Female” about the inherent beauty and dignity of God-given sexual identity.

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Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

| Cindy Wooden | February 9, 2018 | 5 Comments

“I am on a pilgrimage toward Home,” retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word “casa” or “home.”

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Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

Pope says unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

| Carol Glatz | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The presence of a unified delegation and team for North and South Korea at this year’s Olympic Games gives people hope for a world dedicated to peace through dialogue and respect, Pope Francis said.

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Some Chinese Catholics see restrictions as new religion rules take effect

Some Chinese Catholics see restrictions as new religion rules take effect

| February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Since China’s new regulations for religious affairs took effect Feb. 1, minors have been banned from entering places of worship in several regions.

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Two Mexican priests killed in ambush

Two Mexican priests killed in ambush

| David Agren | February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two priests were gunned down as they returned from Candlemas celebrations in a corner of Mexico rife with drug cartel violence and increasingly lethal for prelates.

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German cardinal urges pastoral care, but not ‘blessing’ of gay couples

German cardinal urges pastoral care, but not ‘blessing’ of gay couples

| February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

The president of the German bishops’ conference urged priests to provide better pastoral care to Catholics who are homosexual, but he said, “I think that would not be right” when asked if he could imagine the Catholic Church blessing gay couples.

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Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises new questions

Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises new questions

| February 9, 2018 | 5 Comments

Less than a week after the Vatican announced Pope Francis was sending a trusted investigator to Chile to listen to people with information about a bishop accused of covering up clerical sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported the pope was given a detailed letter from a survivor almost three years ago.

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Conference examines challenges facing Catholic higher education in U.S.

Conference examines challenges facing Catholic higher education in U.S.

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

An emphasis on online learning, increasingly stressed endowments and questions over how to best connect with students’ wants and needs are among challenges facing Catholic higher education.

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