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‘Stagnant’ and selfish Christians are hopeless, unable to cope, pope says

‘Stagnant’ and selfish Christians are hopeless, unable to cope, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Christians who forge ahead with hope in God have the strength to endure life’s dark moments, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to be a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Bishop disappointed with change in U.S. policy to Cuban refugees

Bishop disappointed with change in U.S. policy to Cuban refugees

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the Committee on Migration at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was disappointed with President Barack Obama’s new policy ending a long-standing agreement that allowed Cubans who arrive in the U.S. without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency.

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A new year and a new chapter

A new year and a new chapter

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | January 12, 2017

Thirty-six years ago, I walked up the steps to the chancery offices at 226 Summit Ave. for the first time. It was to begin my first step toward priesthood. I was met by a kind and holy priest who prayed with me and directed me to 2260 Summit Ave., all the way at the other end of this Victorian-lined street, to the Vocations Office at the St. Paul Seminary.

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Un Nuevo Año y un nuevo capítulo

Un Nuevo Año y un nuevo capítulo

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | January 12, 2017

Hace treinta y seis años, subí por primera vez los escalones a las oficinas de la cancillería de N° 226 de la avenida Summit. Fue mi primer paso hacia el sacerdocio. Me recibió un sacerdote bondadoso y santo que oró conmigo y me dirigió al N° 2260 de la avenida Summit, que queda en el otro extremo de esta calle de estilo victoriano, a la Oficina de Vocaciones del Seminario de St. Paul.

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Catholic nun organizes national pre-inauguration event to foster peace

Catholic nun organizes national pre-inauguration event to foster peace

| Rhina Guidos | January 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

Sister Rita Petruziello said she could feel the “contention and nastiness” in the air during the presidential election campaign of the last year. Instead of getting better as the process went along, it kept getting worse.

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Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers.

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From our readers: January 12, 2017

From our readers: January 12, 2017

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Open to open borders
– Burying the dead
– Life in one’s own hands

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The priest as an image of Christ

The priest as an image of Christ

| Father Nick VanDenBroeke | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is great hope in the future of the priesthood! Last year, there were 548 men ordained priests in the U.S. Eight of these men were ordained for our own archdiocese. This number has been growing since the year 2000, when only 442 men were ordained priests, but it is still down dramatically from the year 1965, when 994 men were ordained priests.

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