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With love and listening, Landings guides returning Catholics back to pews

With love and listening, Landings guides returning Catholics back to pews

| Elizabeth Bachmann | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

One hot August night in 2005, Melanie Rigney found solace standing awkwardly in the cool vestibule of St. Charles Borromeo Church, the first church she had entered during the 20 years that saw her married, divorced, bankrupt and uprooted from her hometown in Nebraska to Washington.

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Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

| Mark Pattison | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Pew Research Center’s annual report on restrictions on religion worldwide showed the United States had the worst scores in the Americas in three of the eight categories Pew surveyed.

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Cardinal fears Iraq could be caught in middle of a U.S.-Iran conflict

Cardinal fears Iraq could be caught in middle of a U.S.-Iran conflict

| By Dale Gavlak | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Cardinal Louis Sako is concerned by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, fearful that his country, Iraq, could be caught in the middle of any potential conflict. It has also made a proposed visit by Pope Francis to Iraq next year uncertain, he said.

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Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

Faith leaders decry ICE deportations, say action causes anxiety, fear

| Julie Asher | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many Catholic and other faith leaders noted that the Gospel reading for July 14 — the day U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was to carry out deportation orders for some immigrants — was the parable of the good Samaritan from the Gospel of St. Luke.

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Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.

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Sister Pimentel shares stories from the border with U.S. priests

Sister Pimentel shares stories from the border with U.S. priests

| July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

If Sister Norma Pimentel has said it once, she has said it dozens of times: She is “a U.S. citizen by chance.”

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Auto executive Iacocca recalled for love of family during funeral Mass

Auto executive Iacocca recalled for love of family during funeral Mass

| July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Though he achieved fame as an automobile executive and leader of a private initiative to renovate the Statue of Liberty, Lee Iacocca valued family above all else in life, said a priest who eulogized him during his funeral Mass July 10.

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‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story,’ streaming, Netflix

‘Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story,’ streaming, Netflix

| Rolling Thunder Revue | July 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

A tip for viewers: All isn’t as it seems in storied director Martin Scorsese’s “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story.” A purported documentary infused with fictitious elements, the fascinating, evocative and revelatory film is currently streaming on Netflix.

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Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilees

Religious men and women celebrate significant jubilees

| July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit is honored to highlight the members of women’s and men’s religious communities who are celebrating milestone jubilees this year and who are serving or who have served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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