Archive for January, 2019

Indonesian archbishop urges Catholics to ditch use of plastic bags

Indonesian archbishop urges Catholics to ditch use of plastic bags

| January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Months after Indonesia’s military was summoned to unclog Jakarta Bay, Archbishop Ignatius Suharyo has joined a chorus of disapproval of the nation’s growing plastic waste problem by calling parishioners to action.

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‘Nationalistic tendencies’ threaten world peace, pope tells diplomats

‘Nationalistic tendencies’ threaten world peace, pope tells diplomats

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

As it did prior to the Second World War, the rise of nationalism in the world poses a threat to peace and constructive dialogue among nations, Pope Francis said.

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Life is a gift not meant to be possessed, manipulated, pope says

Life is a gift not meant to be possessed, manipulated, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteve | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Generously caring for the sick and the marginalized is the best way to combat a culture of waste and indifference that seeks to control and manipulate life, Pope Francis said.

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Love means never turning away from someone in need, pope says

Love means never turning away from someone in need, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Loving means putting your heart into play, willing to experience compassion and to be moved to action, Pope Francis said.

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House budget bill repeals ‘Mexico City Policy’ on NGO abortion funding

House budget bill repeals ‘Mexico City Policy’ on NGO abortion funding

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The budget bill passed by the House of Representatives to try to end the partial government shutdown includes a provision to repeal the “Mexico City Policy” that prohibits U.S. funding of foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform or promote abortion.

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As U.S. bishops meet, Vatican may be deciding fate of former cardinal

As U.S. bishops meet, Vatican may be deciding fate of former cardinal

| January 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

As U.S. bishops gathered in early January at a seminary in Illinois to pray and reflect about the American church’s sex abuse crisis, reports trickled out about the possible fate of one their own being decided overseas.

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St. Andrew in Elysian powered by volunteers for 125 years 

St. Andrew in Elysian powered by volunteers for 125 years 

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Founding members of St. Andrew in Elysian were more than ready to create a parish: they built a church five years before the official founding of the parish in 1894.

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Irish bishops urge Catholics to ‘resist’ country’s new abortion law

Irish bishops urge Catholics to ‘resist’ country’s new abortion law

| Michael Kelly | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primate of All-Ireland insisted that the country’s new abortion law that took effect Jan. 1 has “no moral force” and it “must be resisted” by Catholics.

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Catholic Charities reports alleged fraud scheme

Catholic Charities reports alleged fraud scheme

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Discovery of an alleged fraud scheme involving money intended to help the homeless obtain housing with the assistance of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has resulted in charges against several people and the investigation continues.

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Knights’ leader takes umbrage at Senate questioning of judge nominee

Knights’ leader takes umbrage at Senate questioning of judge nominee

| Mark Pattison | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, calling the organization “an American Catholic cultural icon,” said senators have no business questioning a federal judicial nominee’s membership in the Knights over its support for church teaching on abortion and same-sex marriage.

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Catholics at the Capitol to include speakers Archbishop Chaput, actor Caviezel

Catholics at the Capitol to include speakers Archbishop Chaput, actor Caviezel

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Advocating for public policy that protects life and human dignity is the mission of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, and that mission will underscore all discussions at the conference’s Catholics at the Capitol event Feb. 19 in St. Paul.

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MCC stresses state budget as moral document

MCC stresses state budget as moral document

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A divided state government during the legislative session that began Jan. 8 creates opportunities for moderation and compromise, which is a good place to forge legislation that might be overlooked in a highly partisan environment, said Jason Adkins, executive director and general counsel of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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