Archive for February, 2020

Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

| Michael Swan | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L’Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.

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Embracing the challenge as spiritual leaders

Embracing the challenge as spiritual leaders

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because I attend and participate at various men’s ministry activities — small and large — as an outreach calling, I’m blessed to witness the vast gifts, strengths and charisms of men across the generations.

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Preparing for the needs of an aging Minnesota

Preparing for the needs of an aging Minnesota

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Good fences make good neighbors,” Robert Frost wrote mischievously in his poem, “Mending Wall.” Anna and Curtis Pribula of Fridley might beg to differ.

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Mahtomedi students create ecosystem in the classroom

Mahtomedi students create ecosystem in the classroom

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A group of elementary students gathered around teacher Jill Ryan in the science lab at St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School in Mahtomedi Feb. 12.
After listening to her instructions, they joined in a loud cheer to kick off their classwork:
“One, two, three — aquaponics!”

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Celebrating sacramental marriage in Waconia

Celebrating sacramental marriage in Waconia

| February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

There was a buzz before the 5:15 p.m. Mass Feb. 22 at
St. Joseph in Waconia, as seven couples with corsages and floral bouquets gathered for the processional with Father Stan Mader, the pastor.

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Blaine Amendments and bigotry

Blaine Amendments and bigotry

| Jason Adkins | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U. S. Supreme Court is currently deliberating a case involving a Montana state constitutional provision steeped in historic anti-Catholic bigotry. The justices’ decision could drastically impact the future of school choice programs across the country.

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The song the Father sings

The song the Father sings

| Liz Kelly | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many years ago, I was preparing to speak at a women’s conference, the topic of which was strengthening our Christian friendships. About two days before my talk — I was just putting a few finishing touches on it — I suddenly started to get this nagging feeling that I was to include a section on loneliness. It would take some reworking.

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Protecting our identity as children of God

Protecting our identity as children of God

| Father Troy Przybilla | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Several years ago my car was broken into, and they stole a bag that contained all of my personal information.

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‘My life just isn’t as valuable as others’: Woman sues British government

‘My life just isn’t as valuable as others’: Woman sues British government

| Simon Caldwell | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A woman with Down syndrome will take the British government to court in an attempt to change a law that permits abortions up to birth of children considered to be “seriously handicapped.”

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Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

Pope: Lent is a time to reflect on God’s love, not ‘useless sermons’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ashes not only symbolize humanity’s frail mortality but are also a reminder of God’s infinite love of people, whom he created from dust, Pope Francis said.

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Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI

Papal academy invites tech giants to support ethical guidelines for AI

| Carol Glatz | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Pontifical Academy for Life has invited the leaders of Microsoft and IBM — two of the world’s leading developers of AI software — to sign a charter calling for an ethical framework and guidelines for the field of artificial intelligence.

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Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

Appeals court upholds Trump administration’s Title X ‘Protect Life Rule’

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Feb. 24 upheld the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” that enforces the Title X rule banning taxpayer funds from being used to promote or provide abortion as family planning.

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