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Parish festivals

Parish festivals

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

August Fun Fest-Summer Jam Parish Festival at Immaculate Conception Church and School, Columbia Heights – August 1 to 3:  Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Elvis impersonator show and Beatles tribute band Friday, High & Mighty dance band Saturday, polka band Craig Ebel & […]

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Overheard – July 31, 2014

Overheard – July 31, 2014

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

“In the face of this emergency, our first duty must be to protect these children. My brothers and sisters, what we are doing for these children as a church? It’s not about politics. We all know that. It’s about who we are as Catholics.”

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Top 10 secrets to happiness according to Pope Francis

Top 10 secrets to happiness according to Pope Francis

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly “Viva” July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:

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Family, nuncio in Syria plead for news about kidnapped Jesuit

Family, nuncio in Syria plead for news about kidnapped Jesuit

| Cindy Wooden | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the first anniversary of the presumed kidnapping of an Italian Jesuit in Syria, his family posted a video on YouTube pleading for news about his whereabouts.

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Like good shepherd, church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

Like good shepherd, church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

| Carol Glatz | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just as Jesus commanded pastors to leave their flock to find the lost sheep, the church must set out in search of all those who have been abused by clergy and offer them help, said one abuse survivor.

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Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | July 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is working to revise a section of the Code of Canon Law to make those norms and procedures clearer and, therefore, more effective, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.

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U.S. AIDS official warns against stigma against gays in Africa

U.S. AIDS official warns against stigma against gays in Africa

| Paul Jeffrey | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The U.S. government global AIDS coordinator praised faith-based groups for their action to combat AIDS but warned against an increase in stigma and discrimination against gays, especially in Africa.

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At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

| Paul Jeffrey | July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Catholics involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS took a few moments July 21 to remember their friends and colleagues who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over eastern Ukraine.

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