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Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Better to take risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a “museum Christian” afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International.

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Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The crucifix and images of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ were destroyed, while the sacred hosts were thrown all over the floor,” the police chief told ucanews.com.

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Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’

Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’

| Erik Zygmont | June 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

When Henry VIII, as England’s reigning monarch, was declared “a defender of the faith,” the future “must have seemed so bright to Thomas More and John Fisher,” Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said in a homily June 21.

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In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

| Carol Glatz | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to a half-million dollars to help two church-run hospitals, a teacher training center and farming projects for families as a way to show the people there his solidarity and support.

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Trailer released for Father Rother documentary

Trailer released for Father Rother documentary

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released a three-minute trailer to a forthcoming documentary on Father Stanley Rother, a U.S. priest who worked in Guatemala for 14 years until he was brutally murdered in 1981 and who will beatified in September.

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The waters of baptism

The waters of baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Water is the principal symbol for baptism. John baptized Jesus with water in the Jordan River. Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where they baptized others with water (Jn 3:22-23). When Jesus died, water flowed from his pierced side (Jn 19:34), an outpouring of his grace through water. It is a rich symbol filled with spiritual meaning.

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Living Christianity’s great adventure

Living Christianity’s great adventure

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was just a little kid, I had a near–drowning experience, and although I now love being around water, I still feel uncomfortable being in over my head.

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UST chapel expansion might be underground

UST chapel expansion might be underground

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

An addition to the historic Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas will be the first project the University of St. Thomas undertakes in its new master plan for its St. Paul campus.

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Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep

Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

To preserve the interiors of historic churches, people responsible for the buildings must focus first on their exteriors, said Brian Henning, owner of Henning Church and Historical Restoration in Forest Lake.

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