Archive for May, 2019

St. Olaf member to become St. Scholastica president

St. Olaf member to become St. Scholastica president

| May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Barbara McDonald, 61, a member of St. Olaf in Minneapolis will become president of The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth Aug. 5, the Catholic college announced May 30. 

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USCCB releases pope’s book on devil, spiritual tools to combat evil

USCCB releases pope’s book on devil, spiritual tools to combat evil

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a new book of Pope Francis’ teachings on the history of the devil, “his empty promises and works” and “how we can actively combat him.”

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Pope urges Romanian leaders to care for country’s poor, disadvantaged

Pope urges Romanian leaders to care for country’s poor, disadvantaged

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told Romanian leaders a country’s success is measured by how it treats and cares for its most vulnerable citizens, especially the poor and disadvantaged.

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New Hampshire Catholic officials laud state’s death penalty ban

New Hampshire Catholic officials laud state’s death penalty ban

| Rhina Guidos | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

On May 30, New Hampshire lawmakers garnered enough votes to abolish the death penalty in the state, overriding a veto from Gov. Chris Sununu and becoming the 21st state to ban capital punishment.

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When God heals wounded hearts, they become more beautiful

When God heals wounded hearts, they become more beautiful

| Susan Klemond | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Yen Fasano, 36, knew her identity as a wife, mother, Catholic and Vietnamese-American, but something was missing.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters  —  A-III (PG-13)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

If there were an Academy Award for the most aurally annoying film of the year, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” would certainly be a strong contender.

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Official looks at meaning, role of ‘metropolitan archbishop’

Official looks at meaning, role of ‘metropolitan archbishop’

| Cindy Wooden | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most Catholics have never heard of a “metropolitan archbishop,” even if their archbishop is one.

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Aladdin — A-II (PG)

Aladdin — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Though the magical tale of Aladdin is centuries old, it’s probably best known to contemporary audiences through two relatively recent products of pop culture: the 1992 animated film with Robin Williams and the Broadway musical derived from it, which continues a run that began in 2014.

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Louisiana governor says he’ll sign newly approved ‘heartbeat bill’

Louisiana governor says he’ll sign newly approved ‘heartbeat bill’

Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Catholic, said he will sign into law a measure that makes nearly all abortions illegal in the state once the fetal heartbeat is detected, which could be as early as six weeks.

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Illinois House OKs abortion bill; vote called ‘collective moral failing’

Illinois House OKs abortion bill; vote called ‘collective moral failing’

In a 64-50 vote May 28, the Illinois House passed an abortion bill the Catholic Conference of Illinois called “an extreme measure” that allows “for the abortion of unborn life at any stage of pregnancy and for any reason.”

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Universal and local: Church law responds to local law, culture

Universal and local: Church law responds to local law, culture

| Cindy Wooden | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has universal laws valid around the globe, but many of those laws — including on handling allegations of abuse — must be further refined on a local level to respond to national laws and cultures.

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New priests’ first Masses  provide opportunity  for thanksgiving

New priests’ first Masses provide opportunity for thanksgiving

| Susan Klemond | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Priestly ordination at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul May 25 was the culmination of years of prayer and preparation for the archdiocese’s four new priests — but the next day also was momentous.

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