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St. Louis Park parish part of Gregorian chant revival

St. Louis Park parish part of Gregorian chant revival

| Chaz Muth and Jose Montoya | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Senson grew up in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area in the 1980s and his exposure to music in his home parish sounded remarkably similar to the tunes played on popular radio stations in the region.

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Families praise cardinal’s plan to expand parish outreach to them

Families praise cardinal’s plan to expand parish outreach to them

| Mark Zimmermann | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Those who attended the March 4 Mass where Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington issued a new pastoral plan for parishes to implement “Amoris Laetitia” said they welcomed the cardinal’s initiative to expand and strengthen outreach to married couples and families.

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Hispanic Catholics seen as the emerging ‘voice, conscience’ of church

Hispanic Catholics seen as the emerging ‘voice, conscience’ of church

| Michael Brown | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hispanic Catholics are being called “to be the ecclesial voice and conscience of the church in the U.S.,” said Hosffman Ospino, a leading expert on the intersection of Catholicism and Latino culture.

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Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

| Carol Glatz | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero.

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Week of March 8-14 honors Catholic women religious

Week of March 8-14 honors Catholic women religious

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Events around the country are marking National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14. It’s the fifth annual celebration of women religious taking place during National Women’s History Month.

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Pope, cardinal advisers studying regional tribunals for abuse cases

Pope, cardinal advisers studying regional tribunals for abuse cases

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of establishing regional tribunals around the world that would judge cases of sexual abuse allegedly committed by clergy, the Vatican spokesman said.

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Immigrants, advocates navigating post-DACA-deadline landscape

Immigrants, advocates navigating post-DACA-deadline landscape

| Mark Pattison | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The last government shutdown — well, threatened shutdown, anyway — seems so long ago.

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Pope adds feast of Mary, mother of the church to universal calendar

Pope adds feast of Mary, mother of the church to universal calendar

| Cindy Wooden | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has decreed that Latin-rite Catholics around the world will mark the feast of “the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church” on the Monday after Pentecost each year.

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Federal judge rules Trump acted legally on ending DACA

Federal judge rules Trump acted legally on ending DACA

| March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that President Donald Trump acted legally in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, saying “the decision to wind down DACA in an orderly manner was rational.”

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Bishops urge action on conscience protection for health care workers

Bishops urge action on conscience protection for health care workers

| March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life and religious freedom committees have asked U.S. Catholics to contact members of Congress and urge them to enact the Conscience Protection Act as part of the funding bill for fiscal year 2018.

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U.S. Catholics’ political leanings affect their approval ratings of pope

U.S. Catholics’ political leanings affect their approval ratings of pope

| Mark Pattison | March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the advent of Pope Francis’ fifth anniversary in the papacy, a new Pew Research poll of U.S. Catholics shows their regard of the pope is, for the first time, colored by their political leanings.

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Three truths that parenting taught me about Lent

Three truths that parenting taught me about Lent

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our greatest spiritual teachers can be our nearest and dearest. The familiar ones with whom we share sinks and sheets and silverware.

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