Archive for June, 2018

Gossip destroys Holy Spirit’s gift of peace, pope says

Gossip destroys Holy Spirit’s gift of peace, pope says

Peace is a gift that can easily be destroyed through petty gossip and speaking ill of others, Pope Francis said.

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Citizen advocacy key to MCC’s 2018 legislative efforts

Citizen advocacy key to MCC’s 2018 legislative efforts

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The work of state lawmakers may be over following the end of the 2018 legislative session. But the work of citizens concerned about human dignity and the common good must continue, particularly with an eye toward elections this fall, said Jason Adkins, executive director of Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Weight loss program guides clergy on fueling their ministry with diet and exercise

Weight loss program guides clergy on fueling their ministry with diet and exercise

| Jessica Weinberger | June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

In seminary formation, future priests and deacons delve into theology, philosophy, ethics and more, but not the healthy eating and fitness principles that will sustain them physically, emotionally and spiritually in their ministry. That’s where Susan Torborg comes in.

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How to honor fathers with love

How to honor fathers with love

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Beer. Golf. TV. Mowing. Burping. Fishing.
According to greeting cards in the store aisles, this is all that modern fathers care about.

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RFK’s faith three-dimensional in books, but two-dimensional on screen

RFK’s faith three-dimensional in books, but two-dimensional on screen

| Kurt Jensen | June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

By all accounts, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, shot down June 5, 1968, as he ran for the Democratic presidential nomination, was the most devout Catholic among his siblings.

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A better way for women’s health care

A better way for women’s health care

| Dr. Amy Fisher | June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1960, the first birth control pill was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Since then, physicians have been using the birth control pill and a multitude of other hormonal methods packaged as injections, implants and intrauterine devices to regulate fertility and suppress women’s menstrual cycles.

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Pope prays for victims of Guatemala volcano disaster

Pope prays for victims of Guatemala volcano disaster

Pope Francis sent condolences to Guatemala after a horrific volcanic eruption left more than 60 people dead.

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Retired priest hopes to save childhood church building from demolition

Retired priest hopes to save childhood church building from demolition

| June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Forliti said that if the building is saved, the school retains a “magnificent architectural gem” and community “icon,” and the neighbors’ goodwill, and it will gain the gratitude from preservation-minded citizens, recognition for promoting the environment through adaption and reuse, and “the positive outcomes that result from lessons learned when the past is not destroyed but honored.”

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St. Paul principal awarded for welcoming disabled student

St. Paul principal awarded for welcoming disabled student

| Susan Klemond | June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We can meet kids who have diverse needs, and we can do it well,” Lofton said. “But at the heart of it is love, compassion and an understanding that these kids are no different than anybody else. They may have physical or intellectual challenges, but they can be successful here, and it’s not about money.”

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Deacon George Nugent dies

Deacon George Nugent dies

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon George Nugent, 87, died June 3.

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Women at conference speak up about #MeToo movement, sexual revolution

Women at conference speak up about #MeToo movement, sexual revolution

| Emma Vinton Restuccia | June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mary Rice Hasson, director of the Catholic Women’s Forum and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, said at a May 31 conference that “it’s no secret that for many months the #MeToo movement has sparked widespread outrage over sexual harassment and a culture that condoned and excused it.”

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Seeds of immigration woes planted 20 years ago, says Sacramento bishop

Seeds of immigration woes planted 20 years ago, says Sacramento bishop

It’s not fair to vilify the administration of President Donald Trump for immigration woes, because the problems go back well before Trump took office, said Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California.

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