Archive for January, 2019

Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

Church leaders call Philippine church attack ‘heinous and evil’ terrorism

| January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church leaders condemned bomb explosions that killed at least 20 people and injured about 100 others inside a Catholic church in the southern Philippines Jan. 27. They called the attack a “heinous and evil” act of terrorism.

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Jesus’ love does not use labels, pope tells young detainees in Panama

Jesus’ love does not use labels, pope tells young detainees in Panama

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just like the Pharisees, many today shun Jesus’ merciful love toward sinners and prefer to use labels that stigmatize a person’s past, present and future, Pope Francis said.

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Keep God’s love alive, pope tells young people at World Youth Day

Keep God’s love alive, pope tells young people at World Youth Day

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young men and women in the church can bring the joy of the Gospel to the world by showing that God’s love extends to all people and excludes no one, Pope Francis said.

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Notre Dame to cover historic Columbus murals

Notre Dame to cover historic Columbus murals

| January 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend announced that in consultation with other school officials, he has decided to cover 19th-century murals in a prominent campus building that depict the life and exploration of Christopher Columbus.

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Digital Edition – January 24, 2019

Digital Edition – January 24, 2019

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Roadmap for Catholic Education, Institute for Catholic School Leadership, Partial government shutdown assistance, Pilgrims in Panama, Catholic Schools Center for Excellence opens Lake Street office, The pelican and the Eucharist, Catholic Schools Week

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From readers – January 24, 2018

From readers – January 24, 2018

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Apples and oranges
Appreciated profile

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What if there were no Catholic schools?

What if there were no Catholic schools?

| Jean Houghton | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Imagine our community without Catholic schools.

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The spiritual exercise of dropping your daily nets

The spiritual exercise of dropping your daily nets

| Liz Kelly | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

My house is a spectacular mess. I keep waiting for someone from the government to show up in a hazmat suit and give me a citation for violations against human health and public safety before hauling me away to pig-pen prison. This is not what I would hope for, of course. It’s just an unusually busy season with many unusual demands — moving parents into assisted living in another state, working, managing a few of my own health issues, scheduling a minor surgery and the like. Filling out insurance forms has become a part-time job.

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Basics to arming men of integrity

Basics to arming men of integrity

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Boot camp — basic training — necessitates commitment, intensity and perseverance for the specific discipline, training program or organization to succeed. And success is measured by how well partakers transfer their skills beyond the basics of this initial training.

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After 2018: Does the Church have a ‘bigger agenda?’

After 2018: Does the Church have a ‘bigger agenda?’

| Sarah Spangenberg | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of this past summer’s revelations of sex abuse and cover-up in the Church, there is a tendency for Catholics to slip into an either-or way of thinking about how to respond: Either we cannot “get back to work” until we have adequately addressed the crisis, or, we cannot spare the time to respond to the scandals because the Church’s mission is too urgent.

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The future of Catholic education

The future of Catholic education

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

To face the challenges in Catholic education, local leaders have created a ‘roadmap’ to guide the path forward

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Archbishop Hebda: Catholic education needs to be Church priority

Archbishop Hebda: Catholic education needs to be Church priority

| January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Archbishop Bernard Hebda to describe the Roadmap for Excellence in Catholic Education and to explain how he hopes it shapes Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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