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Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the resignation of a prominent member and abuse survivor, a pontifical commission charged with addressing issues related to clergy sex abuse vowed to continue to seek input from victims and survivors.

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Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

Four-year ‘encuentro’ process begins in the U.S.

| Rhina Guidos | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Spanish, the word “encuentro” means encounter and in the modern church in the U.S., it refers to a series of meetings that will take place over the next four years aimed at getting to know Latinos and producing more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.

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Mexican archdiocese: Companies that work on border wall are ‘traitors’

Mexican archdiocese: Companies that work on border wall are ‘traitors’

| David Agren | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Archdiocese of Mexico City editorial condemned Mexican companies wishing to work on the proposed wall being built on the U.S.-Mexico border as “traitors” and called on authorities to castigate any company that provides services for fencing off the frontier.

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Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

Spread hope, preach Christ, don’t worry about numbers, pope says

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visiting Milan, the center of Italian fashion and finance, Pope Francis spent the morning with the poor and those who minister to them.

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Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

Democrats in Senate plan to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination

| Carol Zimmermann | March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination.

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Appointments – March 23, 2017

Appointments – March 23, 2017

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointment in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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It’s time to fix the real immigration problem

It’s time to fix the real immigration problem

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 23, 2017

I recently visited the home of local Catholics, Jose and Isabel. Nearly 20 years ago, the couple left Mexico and came to the United States because there was no future for them in their hometown. They would have sought regular work visas to come to the U.S. legally if that possibility had been offered to them. Coming illegally was risky, but a real life was worth it. They both found good jobs and have been working more than full-time and paying taxes since they arrived. They got married in their Catholic parish, and they have three children who are U.S. citizens. Both are actively involved in ministries in their parish and sacrifice to pay what they can so that their children can attend Catholic school. They both speak English, and neither has a criminal record.

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Es hora de componer el problema migratorio real

Es hora de componer el problema migratorio real

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 23, 2017

Recientemente visité la casa de los Católicos de la localidad, José e Isabel, desde hace casi 20 años esta pareja llegó de México a los Estados Unidos porque no había un futuro para ellos en su pueblo. Ellos con gusto hubieran solicitado visas de trabajo regulares para venir a los Estados Unidos legalmente, si hubieran tenido acceso a ellas y se les hubieran concedido esta posibilidad. Venir ilegalmente fue arriesgado, pero por una vida verdadera valía la pena el riesgo; ambos encontraron buenos trabajos y han estado trabajando más de la jornada completa y han estado pagando impuestos desde que llegaron. Se casaron en su iglesia Católica y sus tres hijos son ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos. Ambos participan activamente en los ministerios parroquiales y se sacrifican para pagar lo que pueden para que sus hijos puedan asistir a la escuela Católica. Ambos hablan Inglés y ninguno de ellos tiene antecedente penal.

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Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

Company’s candles helping church celebrate Easter for generations

| Katie Breidenbach | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the back in glue.

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