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Court urged to hear Louisiana, Indiana abortion cases and overturn Roe

Court urged to hear Louisiana, Indiana abortion cases and overturn Roe

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of national pro-life leaders gather outside the Supreme Court Oct. 2 to release a petition bearing 250,000 signatures that calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions.

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Dallas’ Bishop Burns says forgiveness in court was act of Christian love

Dallas’ Bishop Burns says forgiveness in court was act of Christian love

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Dallas bishop said that the public forgiveness offered by the brother of a murder victim toward the person who killed him was “an incredible example of Christian love.”

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Joker — L (R)

Joker — L (R)

| Kurt Jensen | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Origin stories of Batman villains don’t get any darker than “Joker.”

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Angels Unawares: Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message through art

Angels Unawares: Sculptor hopes to convey welcoming message through art

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Since his election, Pope Francis has made the care and welcoming of migrants and refugees a cornerstone of his papacy.

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Pope signs decrees in causes for St. John Paul’s mentor, two martyrs

Pope signs decrees in causes for St. John Paul’s mentor, two martyrs

| Carol Glatz | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recognized the miracle needed for the beatification of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, a mentor and friend of St. John Paul II.

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Masses, trips, watch parties to mark Cardinal Newman’s canonization

Masses, trips, watch parties to mark Cardinal Newman’s canonization

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Blessed John Henry Newman dedicated much of his life to the combination of faith and intellect at universities.

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Cardinal Newman’s canonization: Chance for campus groups to ‘reclaim’ name

Cardinal Newman’s canonization: Chance for campus groups to ‘reclaim’ name

| Carol Zimmermann | October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The upcoming canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman begs the question: Do Catholic college students today even know who Cardinal Newman is?

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Justice Department backs Indianapolis Archdiocese in fired teacher’s suit

Justice Department backs Indianapolis Archdiocese in fired teacher’s suit

| October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a “statement of interest” in a lawsuit brought against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis by a teacher fired from his job at a Catholic high school because he is in a same-sex marriage.

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Couple writes resource for those grieving the loss of a child to miscarriage

Couple writes resource for those grieving the loss of a child to miscarriage

| October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Laura and Franco Fanucci, members of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove, were asked to write a Catholic resource on miscarriage. Hoping to bring good from their own experience of grief in losing twin daughters shortly after their birth two years ago, and losing a baby to miscarriage in 2013, they agreed.

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The ministry of making room

The ministry of making room

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our family learned this summer that we are expecting a baby in March — due on the feast of the Annunciation. A delightful date to think of welcoming another child.

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Ranch aims to help teens, veterans work through mental health struggles

Ranch aims to help teens, veterans work through mental health struggles

| Karen Bonar | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rhythmically, the song of the crickets rises and falls across the rolling hills. Soft clouds float through the sky as rays from the setting sun dance across yellow butterweed flowers.

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Without Holy Spirit, preaching becomes proselytizing, pope says

Without Holy Spirit, preaching becomes proselytizing, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A person who claims to preach the Gospel by convincing people of their beliefs in Jesus is not evangelizing, but proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

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