Archive for March, 2019

School choice advocates drive home arguments

School choice advocates drive home arguments

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The Opportunity Scholarship will break down financial barriers for low- and middle-income families, allowing them to select the best schools based on the needs of their sons and daughters,” Gazelka said.

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Knights looking  for miracles  at annual Mass

Knights looking for miracles at annual Mass

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Paul Jarvis wants to hear about miracles when Knights of Columbus and women’s auxiliary members gather from across the state for the third annual Knights Mass 4:30 p.m. March 30 at St. Bridget in Minneapolis.

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High court examines potential racial bias in juries on death penalty cases

High court examines potential racial bias in juries on death penalty cases

| Carol Zimmermann | March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In mid-March, the U.S. Supreme Court considered possible racially biased juries in two death penalty cases. They rejected one case and listened to oral arguments in another, but in both cases, justices expressed unease.

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Catholic leaders object to proposed changes in federal nutrition program

Catholic leaders object to proposed changes in federal nutrition program

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined representatives of two leading Catholic charitable organizations in calling on a federal agency to withdraw or modify a plan to require some adults receiving food assistance to work or enroll in training programs or lose their government benefit.

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Pope issues new child protection law, guidelines for Vatican City State

Pope issues new child protection law, guidelines for Vatican City State

| Carol Glatz | March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

To better protect minors and vulnerable adults from all forms of abuse and exploitation, Pope Francis approved a new law and a set of safeguarding guidelines for Vatican City State and the Roman Curia.

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Autonomous weapons systems threaten peace, says Vatican official

Autonomous weapons systems threaten peace, says Vatican official

| Liam McIntyre | March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The growing use of autonomous weapons systems poses serious risks to global peace and stability, a Vatican representative told a U.N. meeting in Geneva.

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Are sacraments conferred by laicized priests valid?

Are sacraments conferred by laicized priests valid?

| Father Glenn J. Comandini | March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In light of the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, some Catholics whose children or grandchildren were baptized or confirmed are wondering if the sacraments administered by McCarrick are still valid. “Must these individuals be re-baptized or re-confirmed?”

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Catholic groups respond to rapid thaw

Catholic groups respond to rapid thaw

| March 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rapid snow melt in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota has local Catholic organizations on high alert.

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Actress who stars in ‘Unplanned’ thinks film is ‘going to change history’

Actress who stars in ‘Unplanned’ thinks film is ‘going to change history’

| Denis Grasska | March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

To say that actress Ashley Bratcher is enthusiastic about her latest film project is an understatement.

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Women publish book of poems about physical, sexual abuse

Women publish book of poems about physical, sexual abuse

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The abuse started when Laura Lanik was between 6 and 9 years old. An older man at the end of the
St. Paul block where she grew up made her feel “special.”

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An open letter from Abby Johnson regarding ‘Unplanned’ R rating

An open letter from Abby Johnson regarding ‘Unplanned’ R rating

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

I wanted to take a few minutes before my movie, “Unplanned,” comes out in theaters to talk to you. Mom-to-mom. Parent-to-parent.

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Priest, principal get ‘slimed’ when students meet raffle goal

Priest, principal get ‘slimed’ when students meet raffle goal

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Signs inside the gymnasium at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Roseville told everyone what would happen next: “It’s slime time.”

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