Archive for May, 2018

St. Joseph’s students go on national radio with Archbishop Hebda

St. Joseph’s students go on national radio with Archbishop Hebda

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eighth-grader Becca Tuvey was curious as to why people say, “You have a new guardian angel in heaven” when someone dies. So, she asked Archbishop Bernard Hebda about the idiom during his visit to St. Joseph’s Catholic School in West St. Paul May 30.

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Timeline of archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings

Timeline of archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A look back at the key events leading up to and part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

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Supreme Court still has big decisions to deliver before term ends

Supreme Court still has big decisions to deliver before term ends

| Carol Zimmermann | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the Supreme Court prepares to wrap up its current term by the end of June, Catholic Church leaders are among those paying attention to how the court will rule on a handful of the nearly 30 decisions it has left to announce.

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Archdiocese reaches joint reorganization plan; $210 million for survivors largest settlement of its kind

Archdiocese reaches joint reorganization plan; $210 million for survivors largest settlement of its kind

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a consensual plan with a committee representing clergy sexual abuse survivors to resolve its bankruptcy, offering $210 million for restitution to claimants. The settlement is the largest ever reached in a bankruptcy case related to clergy sex abuse.

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Weapons of mass distraction: Journalist takes aim at fake papal news

Weapons of mass distraction: Journalist takes aim at fake papal news

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the moment of his election, Pope Francis’ down-to-earth take on communicating the Gospel has led to countless front-page headlines either praising or criticizing him.

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arkansas abortion law

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Arkansas abortion law

| Carol Zimmermann | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s decision May 29 not to hear a case against an Arkansas abortion law, thus letting the state’s restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs stand, will have broad impact, say those on both sides of the issue.

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Holy Spirit offers gifts that should be cherished, pope says

Holy Spirit offers gifts that should be cherished, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognize and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit they received with the sacrament of confirmation.

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Panama’s Church leaders hope World Youth Day strengthens parishes

Panama’s Church leaders hope World Youth Day strengthens parishes

| Manuel Rueda | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Church of Christ the Redeemer was built with Panama’s hot and humid weather in mind. There are no walls on the building. Its tall round roof is supported by cement columns spread far apart so that a good amount of breeze can make its way down the church’s aisles.

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Priest: ‘Ninja’ show a way to proclaim Gospel using his God-given talents

Priest: ‘Ninja’ show a way to proclaim Gospel using his God-given talents

| Aprille Hanson | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

An Arkansas Catholic priest is taking his ninja name “Father Flex” national as a contestant on the new season of the NBC reality show “American Ninja Warrior,” debuting May 30.

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U.S. embassy works with Vatican to promote religious liberty for all

U.S. embassy works with Vatican to promote religious liberty for all

Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, provided the following commentary to Catholic News Service. She wrote it in connection with the release May 29 of the 2017 International Religious Freedom Report and the announcement at the U.S. State Department about a top-level consultation that will take place in July on promoting religious freedom:

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Defend right to life, conscientious objection, pope tells doctors

Defend right to life, conscientious objection, pope tells doctors

| Carol Glatz | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Make medicine and health care more humane by protecting the life and dignity of all patients, particularly the weakest and the unborn, Pope Francis told Catholic doctors and medical specialists.

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