Archive for August, 2018

Archbishop Hebda: Strong child protection measures in place locally, but U.S. bishop accountability must improve

Archbishop Hebda: Strong child protection measures in place locally, but U.S. bishop accountability must improve

| August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Having had good reasons to place my trust in both Pope Francis and Archbishop Viganò, I am personally at a loss as to how to evaluate the claims that have been made by the archbishop,” Archbishop Hebda said. “Based on my experience in this archdiocese, I believe that some form of an independent review led by credible outsiders is the only way to resolve such situations and restore trust.”

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Bishop echoes pope: The poor’s plight is ‘the Gospel, pure and simple’

Bishop echoes pope: The poor’s plight is ‘the Gospel, pure and simple’

| Mark Pattison | August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The statement, “Just Wages and Human Flourishing,” dated Labor Day, Sept. 3 this year, was released Aug. 30.

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Court rules against Pro-Life Action Ministries in aborted fetal tissue case

Court rules against Pro-Life Action Ministries in aborted fetal tissue case

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-life advocates’ case against the University of Minnesota Medical School regarding its illegal use of aborted fetal tissue for research was dismissed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals Aug. 20.

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‘The Catholic Guy’ Lino Rulli brings radio family home to Twin Cities

‘The Catholic Guy’ Lino Rulli brings radio family home to Twin Cities

| Jonathan Liedl | August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Like most families, The Catholic Guy show’s listeners speak their own language, replete with inside jokes and good-natured ribbing. Even those passing by downtown Minneapolis’ Brave New Comedy Workshop, which hosted the radio show portion of Catholic Guy Con, could get a sense of this simply by reading the venue’s marquee: “Welcome Nasty Listeners #ReadingMarqueeIsHard #BearsAreFast.” 

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Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“From what I saw — I haven’t seen him today, but I have seen him in these days; I was with him during the trip to Ireland and after — he seems serene,” Cardinal Parolin said.

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Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Wuerl asked the priests of his archdiocese to accept his “contrition for any suffering I have caused, as well as the grace to find, with you, ways of healing, ways of offering fruitful guidance in this darkness.”

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Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every table in the Basilica of St. Mary’s basement hall was filled Aug. 28 as about 100 young adults gathered in Minneapolis to discuss the scandal of clergy sexual abuse and its cover-up.

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Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

Is there truth in Archbishop Vigano’s text — and how are Catholics to know?

| Cindy Wooden | August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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Archbishop Vigano denies quashing Archbishop Nienstedt investigation; U.S. bishops respond to his letter

Archbishop Vigano denies quashing Archbishop Nienstedt investigation; U.S. bishops respond to his letter

| Mark Pattison | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Accusations alleging that I ordered the two auxiliary bishops of Minneapolis to close the investigation into the life of Archbishop John C. Nienstedt are false,” Archbishop Vigano said in a statement issued Aug. 26, a day after his original statement.

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St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will preside over an ecumenical prayer service for racial justice, peace and healing 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at St. Peter Claver in St. Paul. 

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Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 20 Catholics gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul following Mass Aug. 26 to pray in response to the clergy sex abuse scandal. The prayer service was part of a national call-to-action from the newly formed group, #CatholicsForAction.

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Bishop Kicanas recalls McCain’s legacy of service, bipartisanship

Bishop Kicanas recalls McCain’s legacy of service, bipartisanship

| Michael Brown | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The bishop and senator worked together on immigration reform issues, especially in 2007, when McCain was trying to balance the political pressures of securing the Republican nomination for the 2008 presidential election with his bipartisan attempts at immigration reform.

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