Archive for September, 2019

Amazon inhabitants hope synod will address lack of priests

Amazon inhabitants hope synod will address lack of priests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will focus on the devastating effects of climate change on the environment and on indigenous communities, but it also will look at ways to meet the spiritual needs of the region’s people.

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Religious liberty, discrimination and DACA highlight court’s new term

Religious liberty, discrimination and DACA highlight court’s new term

| Carol Zimmermann | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The upcoming Supreme Court term — which starts Oct. 7 — will offer plenty of cases that Catholics will be paying close attention to including: the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a number of religious liberty cases including a school-choice program in Montana and workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender.

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Humility: The mother of all virtues

Humility: The mother of all virtues

| Father Eugene Hemrick | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every time we visited relatives, my mother would admonish us, “Know your place!” adding, “Don’t be a showoff, practice humility!”

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Here’s to Laudato Si’: Climate activist touts pope’s message in Twin Cities

Here’s to Laudato Si’: Climate activist touts pope’s message in Twin Cities

| September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tomas Insua took a trip to the Philippines in 2014 that changed his life.

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Downton Abbey —  A-III (PG)

Downton Abbey — A-III (PG)

| September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Those who’ve been yearning for a fix of interwar elegance ever since the popular ITV and PBS television series “Downton Abbey” went off the air in 2015 can rejoice.

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Eritrean bishops protest government seizure of Catholic schools

Eritrean bishops protest government seizure of Catholic schools

| Francis Njuguna | September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eritrean bishops protested the government’s seizure of Catholic schools and asked that the church be enabled to continue its educational and health services.

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‘They have lost absolutely everything,’ say volunteers back from Bahamas

‘They have lost absolutely everything,’ say volunteers back from Bahamas

| Tom Tracy | September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

An expert in disaster search and rescue who recently concluded a 13-day post-Hurricane Dorian operation in the Bahamas said that if there are scores of undiscovered fatalities there, their bodies were likely claimed by the sea.

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Meet some angels of the Bible

Meet some angels of the Bible

| David Gibson | September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

“In my old age ‘angels,’ as I call them, have come to me,” a 95-year-old woman named Erminia told Pope Francis during his March 2015 visit to Naples, Italy. Her angels included “young and not-so-young people,” she explained. They “help me, visit me, support me in my daily struggles.”

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Priesthood is a gift, not a job, pope says

Priesthood is a gift, not a job, pope says

| Carol Glatz | September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Being a priest is not a job or fulfilling an employment contract but is a gift from God that should be contemplated and treasured as such, Pope Francis said.

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Council of Cardinals reviews input on draft constitution for Curia

Council of Cardinals reviews input on draft constitution for Curia

| Carol Glatz | September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals finished its first review and reflection on comments and proposals received for the draft of the proposed apostolic constitution reforming the Roman Curia.

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Busy working mom promotes praying rosary daily ‘One Hail Mary at a Time’

Busy working mom promotes praying rosary daily ‘One Hail Mary at a Time’

| Joan Kurkowski-Gillen | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

She’s raising seven children while managing a household, marriage and high-energy career in banking. It’s no wonder Kristin Reilly considers prayer — more specifically the rosary — her life raft.

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Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

Despite human sinfulness, God’s projects will endure, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God’s project, Pope Francis said.

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