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Bishop Cozzens says saint status will add fervor to Serrans’ mission

Bishop Cozzens says saint status will add fervor to Serrans’ mission

| Cindy Wooden | September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said attending the Mass gave him a “palpable joy.” He serves as the episcopal adviser of the USA Council of Serra International, an organization whose mission and ministry is to foster and promote vocations through prayer, awareness, affirmation and support.

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Archbishop Hebda: Pope’s address ‘challenging’ and ‘affirming’

Archbishop Hebda: Pope’s address ‘challenging’ and ‘affirming’

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the real challenges and burdens the U.S. bishops face in their ministry, Pope Francis shared with them his own experience as a pastor and urged them to keep their eyes focused on Jesus and their hearts open to others.

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Bishop tells families to be God’s image for secularized society

Bishop tells families to be God’s image for secularized society

| Joyce Duriga | September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being created in the image of God is a mission, an adventure and a command that each Catholic is called to carry out into the world and something we need to rediscover as people of faith living in today’s secularized culture, said Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles Sept. 21.

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Church leaders affirm commitment to family as world meeting kicks off

Church leaders affirm commitment to family as world meeting kicks off

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia will be “the city of family love” and the “world capital of families” during the four-day World Meeting of Families, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

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For dignity and respect, immigrant women walking 100 miles to Pope Francis

For dignity and respect, immigrant women walking 100 miles to Pope Francis

| By Erik Zygmont | September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

By walking from Pennsylvania to Washington, Juana Flores and about 100 other women hope to get Pope Francis’ attention so he can deliver a strong message that America needs to treat its immigrants with dignity and respect.

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Cool beans: Kansas Catholic creates special coffee ‘profile’ for pope

Cool beans: Kansas Catholic creates special coffee ‘profile’ for pope

| By Jill Ragar Esfeld | September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Before he became the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis was known to wander the streets of Rome on foot, searching for a good cup of coffee.

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Great expectations

Great expectations

| Tom Tracy | September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Papal trip began as World Meeting of Families, grew to be three-city tour

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With the pope’s address, an examination of conscience for Congress?

With the pope’s address, an examination of conscience for Congress?

| Cindy Wooden | September 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Along with having a winning smile and a warm embrace, Pope Francis is known for challenging people.

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Veteran Dodgers’ broadcaster suggests retirement after 2016 season

Veteran Dodgers’ broadcaster suggests retirement after 2016 season

| Mike Nelson | August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The beloved 87-year-old broadcaster — once voted by fans as the “Most Popular Dodger” of all — said Aug. 28 he will return for one more season, but on Aug. 29 told a news conference at Dodger Stadium that “realistically, next year will be the last one.”

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‘Jim Gaffigan Show’ treats Catholicism seriously, but in a funny way

‘Jim Gaffigan Show’ treats Catholicism seriously, but in a funny way

| Maria Macina and John Mulderig | August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

So plaudits are due to the folks behind the new TV Land program “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” Remarkably, they’ve managed to strike just the right balance between the weighty topic of religious devotion and the comically challenging situations to which the exercise of Catholic piety can all too often lead in today’s mixed-up world.

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Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible God could use that proposal to bring healing and holiness, Pope Francis said.

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Kindergarten teacher spiritual mother to many children

Kindergarten teacher spiritual mother to many children

| Sam Patet for The Catholic Spirit | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Paula Dudgeon is convinced she made the right decision at age 29. After spending nine years with the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary of Waukesha, Wisconsin, she discerned that God wasn’t calling her to spend her life as a religious sister. Instead, she thought he wanted her to get married and have a family.

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