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Nearly 500 years after Mexican peasant Juan Diego was greeted by Mary and urged to share a message of hope and comfort as promised by God’s compassion, Our Lady of Guadalupe continues to inspire new generations of faithful believers in their daily routines and struggles.
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey may have misfired with their remake of “Ben-Hur” — due out on video Dec. 13 in what one news release called a “special Christian version” at “select Christian outlets” — but that’s not stopping them from again taking on the world of television, which has long been their bread and butter.
Prayer services and special Masses will be held in many dioceses across the country as the U.S. Catholic Church has asked that the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe be a day of prayer with a focus on migrants and refugees.
Pope Francis described 2016 as a “packed year,” one full of initiatives that helped Catholics “see and touch with their hands the fruits of the mercy of God.”
Struggling against God is normal because following his way toward redemption always comes with some kind of cross to bear, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
Europe’s top Catholic charitable agency has published a “road map for social justice and equality,” urging all church members to defend the poor and marginalized.
While many celebrated loudly on the streets, the death of Fidel Castro triggered a more subdued reaction among the Cuban exiles who attended the noon Mass Nov. 26 at the National Shrine of Our Lady Charity.
Benilde-St. Margaret’s, based in St. Louis Park, lost its star senior running back Ricky Floyd in the first quarter of the Class 4A state high school football championship Nov. 25 at US Bank Stadium. Floyd rushed for 1,827 yards and 26 touchdowns this season.
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