Archive for August, 2018

After call for MN grand jury, archdiocese says it will cooperate with ‘any new investigation’

After call for MN grand jury, archdiocese says it will cooperate with ‘any new investigation’

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said that it would cooperate with any new investigation into clergy sex abuse Aug. 23, following a St. Paul attorney’s call for Minnesota’s governor to commission a grand jury to investigate the situation statewide.

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After 100 years, Marian shrine in Alberta still draws thousands

After 100 years, Marian shrine in Alberta still draws thousands

| Andrew Ehrkamp | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s easy to drive by the stone grotto at the Skaro shrine for those who don’t know its history.

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South Sudanese refugees in dire need of aid in northern Uganda

South Sudanese refugees in dire need of aid in northern Uganda

| Francis Njuguna | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of refugees from the South Sudan still are seeking asylum in neighboring Uganda despite a peace accord signed by opposing factions in their homeland.

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Latin American church leaders mark 50 years of ‘option for the poor’

Latin American church leaders mark 50 years of ‘option for the poor’

| Cody Weddle | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Latin American Church leaders will meet in Medellin Aug. 23-26 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a landmark regional bishops’ meeting that took place in the same city in 1968.

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Religious groups to fight physical, sexual violence against kids in Peru

Religious groups to fight physical, sexual violence against kids in Peru

| Barbara J. Fraser | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic and other Christian and non-Christian religious groups launched an effort Aug. 16 to combat violence, especially sexual violence, against children in Peru.

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Boston cardinal apologizes for process that kept letter from reaching him

Boston cardinal apologizes for process that kept letter from reaching him

| August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Sean O’Malley said Aug. 20 that he takes full responsibility for office procedures that resulted in him never being notified about a June 2015 letter sent to his attention regarding “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations concerning Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick.

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Priest attacked in church; assailant cited abuse scandal

Priest attacked in church; assailant cited abuse scandal

| August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Byzantine Catholic priest was attacked Aug. 20 in the altar servers’ sacristy of his church in Merrillville, near Gary in the northwestern part of the state.

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Digital Edition – August 23, 2018

Digital Edition – August 23, 2018

| August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Young adults offer prayers for wounded Church, Cardinal DiNardo explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’, Vikings QB coach Kevin Stefanski remembers coach Tony Sparano, Pope speaks about abuse, Venezuela crisis, Back to school, UST grad engineers solution in Senegal, Little Sisters’ milestone

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From readers – August 23, 2018

From readers – August 23, 2018

| August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding and NFP
Elevate the dialogue
Unequal descriptions

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Training for victory

Training for victory

| Ben Tlougan | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Training and preparation: We all know these are needed for difficult tasks. The hardest part of running a marathon isn’t the actual marathon — it’s the hours, days, weeks and months of running that are required to prepare for it. If you try running a marathon without preparation, you will end up like the first guy who did it, and keel over dead.

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The real presence of Christ in the Eucharist

The real presence of Christ in the Eucharist

| Father Michael Van Sloun | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

The real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is a doctrine — an official teaching of the Catholic Church — and a profound mystery. With the words of consecration, the whole of Christ is truly present — body, blood, soul and divinity — under the appearances of bread and wine.

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U.S. Jesuit urges Catholics to examine attitudes toward LGBT community

U.S. Jesuit urges Catholics to examine attitudes toward LGBT community

| Sarah Mac Donald | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

U.S. Jesuit Father James Martin set out a series of ways in which parishes can show welcome and respect to LGBT Catholics.

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