Archive for November, 2018

In response to global warming, the idea of personal sacrifice resurfaces

In response to global warming, the idea of personal sacrifice resurfaces

| Dennis Sadowski | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A major scientific report by 13 federal agencies that concludes that climate change poses dire economic consequences to the United States and already is affecting the well being of people serves as a warning that demands action to protect the earth, Catholics working on environmental concerns said.

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Catholic school graduate has role in pro-life film ‘Unplanned’

Catholic school graduate has role in pro-life film ‘Unplanned’

| Joseph P. Owens | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Maura Corsini, who graduated four years ago from a Catholic high school in Delaware, has landed a role in the upcoming film “Unplanned,” which tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood administrator who converted to the pro-life movement.

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For Catholic Studies, 25th anniversary means looking ahead

For Catholic Studies, 25th anniversary means looking ahead

| Sam Patet | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Dec. 8, more than 600 guests will gather in St. Paul to celebrate a significant milestone: the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Studies program at the University of St. Thomas.

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Having withstood wind and fire, Shakopee church marks 150 years

Having withstood wind and fire, Shakopee church marks 150 years

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Mark church in Shakopee underwent renovations in the 2000s — twice. In 2005, a fire broke out in the church during a renovation project, decimating the inside of the sanctuary. The damage was repaired, and the church continues to serve Catholics in the Shakopee area as it marks its 150th anniversary.

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Ukrainian Catholics fear new war after naval clashes

Ukrainian Catholics fear new war after naval clashes

| Jonathan Luxmoore | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in Ukraine said people fear a full-scale war with Russia, after a naval confrontation prompted the imposition of martial law in Ukraine’s eastern regions.

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Attorneys recognized for work in archdiocesan bankruptcy case

Attorneys recognized for work in archdiocesan bankruptcy case

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 Attorneys of the Year were chosen for such attributes as leadership, involvement in major cases, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service.

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Women say church leaders must listen to survivors before abuse summit

Women say church leaders must listen to survivors before abuse summit

| Philippa Hitchen | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three female survivors of sexual abuse by priests called on church leaders preparing for a February summit at the Vatican to listen to the voices of victims and to end a “culture of cover-up” that has dragged on for decades.

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Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

| Carol Glatz | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland.

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Michigan sisters sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

Michigan sisters sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

| Mark Pattison | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

To hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from Michigan in Washington, the best bet was to listen to them sing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse outside the White House late Nov. 28.

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Forum explores alternatives to use of fetal tissue in medical research

Forum explores alternatives to use of fetal tissue in medical research

| Mark Pattison | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Alternatives to the use of fetal tissue from abortions are already plentiful, asserted one speaker at a Nov. 27 forum on the issue hosted by the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington.

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Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

| Carol Zimmermann | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once the California wildfires were contained — after burning for more than two weeks and ravaging the town of Paradise and nearby neighborhoods — those displaced by the raging fires began the process of resuming their lives.

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Catholic brother hails trial of Belgian docs for violating euthanasia law

Catholic brother hails trial of Belgian docs for violating euthanasia law

| Simon Caldwell | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of a Catholic order that runs homes for psychiatric patients welcomed the first prosecutions of Belgian doctors for an illegal act of euthanasia.

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