Archive for July, 2018

St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb will be moved to Philadelphia cathedral

St. Katharine Drexel’s tomb will be moved to Philadelphia cathedral

| Lou Baldwin | July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The remains of St. Katharine Drexel, founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, will be transferred from the crypt under the chapel of St. Elizabeth Convent, the congregation’s Bensalem motherhouse, in the coming weeks to the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

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Digital Edition – July 26, 2018

Digital Edition – July 26, 2018

| July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seminary names new rector, Migrants pulled from the Mediterranean, “Humanae Vitae” at 50, Celebrating Solanus, CCF president’s takeaways from Vatican conference, Philly foster care, The nun and NFP

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Appeals court denies Adorers’ religious freedom claims against pipeline

Appeals court denies Adorers’ religious freedom claims against pipeline

| Dennis Sadowski | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that denied the religious freedom arguments of a Pennsylvania religious order that sought to block a natural gas pipeline from the sisters’ land because it violated their faith beliefs.

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Appointments – July 26, 2018

Appointments – July 26, 2018

| July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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Trusting in God’s providence in all aspects of our lives

Trusting in God’s providence in all aspects of our lives

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shortly after I was named Bishop of Gaylord, a small diocese in Michigan where I served from 2009 to 2013, I was part of an ongoing discussion concerning the challenges faced by newly ordained priests. The evidence suggested that far too many young priests across the country were, at times, feeling overwhelmed by loneliness and isolation in their first assignments, even though they had been happy and vibrant seminarians just a few years before.

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Confiando en la providencia de Dios en todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas

Confiando en la providencia de Dios en todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Poco después de que me nombraron Obispo de Gaylord, una pequeña diócesis en Michigan donde serví de 2009 a 2013, formé parte de una discusión en curso sobre los desafíos que enfrentan los sacerdotes recién ordenados. La evidencia sugería que demasiados jóvenes sacerdotes en todo el país se sentían, a veces, abrumados por la soledad y el aislamiento en sus primeras asignaciones, a pesar de que habían sido seminaristas felices y vibrantes solo unos pocos años antes. Como un obispo recién acuñado tratando de aprender las cuerdas en una diócesis que era totalmente ajeno a mí, la experiencia de esos sacerdotes novatos resonó en mí.

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On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

On Twitter and other social media, church ‘called to be salt and light’

| Steve Larkin | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has said that shepherds “should have the smell of the sheep.” For some bishops and their dioceses, that means going on Twitter.

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Trial pending for priest accused of embezzling $5 million from parish

Trial pending for priest accused of embezzling $5 million from parish

| Rhina Guidos | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

A priest in Michigan is awaiting an August trial after being accused of embezzling more than $5 million from a parish in Okemos, in central Michigan, in the Diocese of Lansing.

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Youngest bishop to head diocese in North America ‘a gift’ to U.S. church

Youngest bishop to head diocese in North America ‘a gift’ to U.S. church

| Laura Ieraci | July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

At 44, Bishop Milan Lach is the fifth bishop of the Byzantine Ruthenian Eparchy of Parma and the youngest bishop to head a diocese in North America.

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O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley called for “three specific actions” to immediately address allegations of sexual abuse of minors and “sexual improprieties” with seminarians made against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, starting with “a fair and rapid adjudication of these accusations.”

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‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

‘Humanae Vitae’ at 50

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Exploring the landmark 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae” ­— “Of Human Life” affirming the Church’s teaching on marriage and contraception.

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Embracing natural family planning

Embracing natural family planning

| July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Couples share their experience with natural family planning

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