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‘Creed,’ ‘Room,’ ‘The Martian’ among newest Christopher Award winners

‘Creed,’ ‘Room,’ ‘The Martian’ among newest Christopher Award winners

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The well-received feature films “Creed,” “The Martian” and “Room” are among 21 winners of Christopher Awards announced March 30 in New York.

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Pro-life advocates oppose new FDA guidelines for RU-486 use

Pro-life advocates oppose new FDA guidelines for RU-486 use

| Dennis Sadowski | April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pro-life advocates expressed dismay with new Food and Drug Administration guidelines that effectively expand how pregnant women can use RU-486, a drug that induces abortion.

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Annunciation is feast of saying ‘yes’ to God, pope says

Annunciation is feast of saying ‘yes’ to God, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

When people do not want to say “yes” to God, they usually do not say “no,” they just hide like Adam and Eve did after they sinned, Pope Francis said.

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Nuclear engineer-turned-pilgrim finishes her journey in Quebec

Nuclear engineer-turned-pilgrim finishes her journey in Quebec

| Philippe Vaillancourt | April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Holy Thursday, Ann Sieben was among a few women to get their feet washed at the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame. While Quebec Auxiliary Bishop Gaetan Proulx dried her foot with a towel, they exchanged a smile, both contemplating the symbol within the symbol.

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Mother Angelica, EWTN founder, dies Easter Sunday at age 92

Mother Angelica, EWTN founder, dies Easter Sunday at age 92

| April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mother Angelica, who founded the Eternal Word Television Network and turned it into one of the world’s largest religious media operations, died March 27 at age 92.

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No easy answers to pastoral questions on assisted suicides

No easy answers to pastoral questions on assisted suicides

| Nancy Frazier O'Brien | April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Canada prepares for the legalization of assisted suicide throughout the country in June and nearly half of the U.S. states take up some kind of legislative proposal on the topic this year, questions arise about its pastoral implications.

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Seniors plug into new forms of technology

Seniors plug into new forms of technology

| Julia Willis | March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although stereotypically labeled as late subscribers to new forms of technology, many older adults have become interested in adapting to an increasingly digital world.

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Indians shed tears, share stories as Kolkata honors Mother Teresa

Indians shed tears, share stories as Kolkata honors Mother Teresa

| Saadia Azim | March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

With folded hands, Margeret Rose stood praying near Blessed Teresa’s statue near the entrance of the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity.

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Minneapolis pastor among Franciscans indicted in Pa. investigation

Minneapolis pastor among Franciscans indicted in Pa. investigation

| March 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

Three Franciscan priests, including one assigned to a Minneapolis parish, were charged with conspiracy for endangering the welfare of children as well as for endangering the welfare of children in connection with a two-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

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Pope’s Via Crucis meditations will look at crosses humanity bears today

Pope’s Via Crucis meditations will look at crosses humanity bears today

| Carol Glatz | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

By reflecting on the Passion of Christ, the author of the Way of the Cross meditations for Pope Francis’ Good Friday service said he will focus on the suffering unfolding in the world today and how “the martyrs of the 21st century are undoubtedly the apostles of today.”

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Unpacking the Easter Vigil

Unpacking the Easter Vigil

| Daniel Muhall | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

A primer on the longest liturgy of the year

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‘Easter Mysteries’ to have one-night showing at several Twin Cities cinemas

‘Easter Mysteries’ to have one-night showing at several Twin Cities cinemas

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

During Holy Week, a new musical theater depiction of the Easter story will hit the big screen at six Twin Cities movie theaters for a special one-night showing March 22.

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