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Vatican volume tracks church statistics

Vatican volume tracks church statistics

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for a special Synod of Bishops to focus on the Amazon region not primarily because of the rainforest’s key role in the ecological health of the planet, but mostly because he sees pastoral needs there that require special attention.

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Three authors explore varied facets of aging, but one disappoints

Three authors explore varied facets of aging, but one disappoints

| Rachelle Linner | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

– Vesper Time
– Aging Starts in Your Mind
– Ageless Soul

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Fred Rogers’ ministry was on TV to kids, says documentarian

Fred Rogers’ ministry was on TV to kids, says documentarian

| Mark Pattison | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fred Rogers was ordained for the Presbyterian Church, but instead of a clerical collar, he ministered wearing a red cardigan sweater.

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Mexican bishops announce security protocols for priests, religious

Mexican bishops announce security protocols for priests, religious

| David Agren | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mexico’s bishops have published security protocols, hoping to keep priests and religious safe — along with church property and shrines — as crime and violence increasingly impacts churchmen and consumes previously peaceful corners of the country.

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Sweat and blood in the spiritual life

Sweat and blood in the spiritual life

| Brad Parent | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a culture, we are fascinated by sports. Hundreds of millions of people tune in to watch the Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics and other sporting events. Even among those who aren’t athletically inclined, names like LeBron James, Tom Brady and Usain Bolt are as much pop culture icons as they are athletes, and the allure of watching them compete is undeniable.

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More than a few good men

More than a few good men

| Liz Kelly | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

If a good man is hard to find, maybe you’re not looking in the right places.

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The Eucharist and the forgiveness of sins

The Eucharist and the forgiveness of sins

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest blessings and least known facts about the Eucharist is that, in the reception of holy Communion, a person’s venial sins are forgiven.

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Going viral with God’s message

Going viral with God’s message

| Father Tom Wilson | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A diet of locusts and wild honey. A wardrobe of a hair shirt. The willingness to publicly challenge social power and influence in order to communicate God’s plan for marriage. A message of a change of heart to all who would listen. Any of these attributes or actions would garner a lot of attention on social media today. The attention might be negative or even hateful, but I can only imagine the person behind these bold eccentricities would go viral for at least a while.

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Appointments – June 21, 2018

Appointments – June 21, 2018

| June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

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