Archive for September, 2018

Digital Edition – September 27, 2018

Digital Edition – September 27, 2018

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$210 million settlement plan approved, Bishop-elect Betancourt, Child protection checkup, Survivor speaks, Basilica celebrates 150 years, Priests enjoying retirement

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From readers – September 27, 2018

From readers – September 27, 2018

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‘I confess to almighty God …”

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As Christ loved the Church

As Christ loved the Church

| Ben Tlougan | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

“As Christ loved the Church.”

As a husband, I need constant reminders of this phrase from Scripture.

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A deep-rooted antidote to scandal-mania

A deep-rooted antidote to scandal-mania

| Liz Kelly | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

It pierces the spirit. How many more stories like this must we endure? Can there be atonement sufficient to cover this sweeping level of corruption and suffering?

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U.S. urged to end funding of research using tissue from aborted babies

U.S. urged to end funding of research using tissue from aborted babies

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The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities praised a decision by the U.S. secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to end a Food and Drug Administration contract with a company “whose business is to procure aborted baby parts for research.”

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Top Vatican diplomat calls for universal abolition of death penalty

Top Vatican diplomat calls for universal abolition of death penalty

| Anne Condodina | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Abolishing the death penalty worldwide would reflect the brave and hope-filled belief that crime can be dealt with without capital punishment and that a criminal should be given the chance to reform, a top Vatican diplomat told world leaders.

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Father Long engaged lay staff in ministry

Father Long engaged lay staff in ministry

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While Father Jack Long always appreciated working with lay staff in his 40 years of ministry, he said their vital roles became more evident in his final two assignments — both parishes with more than 3,500 households. He refuses to micromanage, he said. “If I’m going to hire a janitor, I’m going to hope that he knows the ins and outs of a boiler, because I don’t.”

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Once a priest at ‘parish to the mall,’ Father Thompson maintains Franciscan spirituality

Once a priest at ‘parish to the mall,’ Father Thompson maintains Franciscan spirituality

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Father Dennis Thompson hasn’t been a member of the Franciscan order for 15 years, but he considers himself “a Franciscan at heart.”

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In these dark times, young people a beacon of hope

In these dark times, young people a beacon of hope

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In just a few weeks, bishops and experts will be gathering in Rome for the 15th Ordinary Synod, which will focus on young people, the faith and vocational discernment. The preparations began more than a year ago for what will be a golden opportunity for the universal Church to listen to the movement of the Holy Spirit concerning this important topic.

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Appointments – September 27, 2018

Appointments – September 27, 2018

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

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En estos tiempos oscuros, los jóvenes son un faro de esperanza

En estos tiempos oscuros, los jóvenes son un faro de esperanza

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

En pocas semanas, obispos y expertos se reunirán en Roma para el 15º Sínodo Ordinario, que se centrará en los jóvenes, la fe y el discernimiento vocacional. Los preparativos comenzaron hace más de un año por lo que será una oportunidad de oro para que la iglesia universal escuche el movimiento del Espíritu Santo con respecto a ese importante tema.

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‘Two steps forward, one step back’: Vatican diplomacy with China

‘Two steps forward, one step back’: Vatican diplomacy with China

| Michael Sainsbury | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Deng Xiaoping took charge of the Chinese Communist Party in late 1978 and announced his program of reform, it was the beginning of the end of 39 years of isolation for China’s Christians.

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