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Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

| Carol Glatz | February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.

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Late exorcist’s words lift the veil on the demonic, Satan

Late exorcist’s words lift the veil on the demonic, Satan

| Allan F. Wright | February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

“An Exorcist Explains the Demonic: The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels” by Father Gabriele Amorth with Stefano Stimamiglio. Sophia Institute Press.

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Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines

Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines

| Rhina Guidos | February 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

In two memos published Feb. 20, the Department of Homeland Security outlined guidelines that White House officials said would enhance enforcement of immigration laws inside the country as well as prevent further unauthorized immigration into the U.S.

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Appointments – February 23, 2017

Appointments – February 23, 2017

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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When the world becomes too much

When the world becomes too much

| Jeff Hedglen | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

I will be showing my age and possibly run the risk of losing many Generation X and millennial readers when I use this example, but sometimes when I feel at the end of my rope, or look around at the state of the world or even look at how my day-to-day life can seem out of control, I often think of a 1970s television show called “Hee Haw.”

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Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups, saying they help ‘communities thrive’

Pope greets U.S. grass-roots groups, saying they help ‘communities thrive’

| Dennis Sadowski | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis congratulated more than 600 representatives of grass-roots organizations for responding with mercy to society’s hurting people during the opening of the four-day U.S. regional World Meeting of Popular Movements.

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Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies

Norma McCorvey, plaintiff in Roe ruling who later became pro-life, dies

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69.

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Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

| Carol Zimmermann | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday — celebrated March 1 this year — leaves a mark.

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Trump administration urged to do all it can to ‘care for creation’

Trump administration urged to do all it can to ‘care for creation’

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quoting Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’,” three Catholic leaders wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Feb. 17 urging the Trump administration to do all it can to care for creation both domestically and globally.

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Michael Novak, noted theologian, philosopher and author, dies at 83

Michael Novak, noted theologian, philosopher and author, dies at 83

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Michael Novak, a Catholic philosopher, theologian and author who was highly regarded for his religious scholarship and intellectual independence, died Feb. 17 at his home in Washington. He was 83.

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Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

Pope’s tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn’t like you

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

A practical first step toward holiness — as well as for assuring peace in one’s family and in the world — is to pray for a person who has caused offense or harm, Pope Francis said.

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Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces ‘crackdown’

Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces ‘crackdown’

| Rhina Guidos | February 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids under the Trump administration began in early February.

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