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Iraqi Christian leader visiting Mosul sees little future for Christians

Iraqi Christian leader visiting Mosul sees little future for Christians

| Paul Jeffrey | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

As some residents of the city of Mosul celebrate their new freedom from the Islamic State group, an Iraqi Christian leader who visited the war-torn city said Christian residents are unlikely to return.

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‘Call Me Francis’ examines the pre-papal life of Jorge Bergoglio

‘Call Me Francis’ examines the pre-papal life of Jorge Bergoglio

| Chris Byrd | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

“What am I doing in Rome? People retire at my age,” a pensive, melancholy Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Sergio Hernandez) says early on in “Call Me Francis.” Netflix’s miniseries renders a textured, honest, yet sympathetic portrait of our current pontiff before he was pope.

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UST lecture to focus on intersection of art and theology in crucifix image

UST lecture to focus on intersection of art and theology in crucifix image

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The oldest known image of Jesus on the cross dates to approximately 200 A.D., but it isn’t an image of salvation. It’s a lampoon of the crucifixion — Roman graffiti showing a man worshiping a crucified figure with a donkey’s head. An inscription with the sketched image reads, “Alexamenos worships his God,” mocking a Christian man named Alexamenos.

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HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’

HBO’s ‘The Young Pope’

| Chris Byrd | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Behind the opening credits of “The Young Pope,” a naked baby boy crawls over a sea of infant mannequins, and a man dressed as the Roman pontiff emerges at the other end.

As bizarre as that may sound, the controversial, provocative new miniseries from pay-cable channel HBO only gets stranger from there.

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NBC series ‘This Is Us’ proves to be refreshingly pro-life, pro-family

NBC series ‘This Is Us’ proves to be refreshingly pro-life, pro-family

| Chris Byrd | December 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

The pilot episode of NBC’s drama “This Is Us” featured an eye-catching first scene. Pregnant with triplets, Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) celebrated husband Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) 36th birthday by dancing suggestively for him, while he lay on their bed, wearing only a towel.

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Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

Commission’s final report calls for restrictions on surrogacy

| Bridget Ryder | December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota State Legislature commission recently studied in order to make public policy recommendations on the practice.

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St. Kate’s releases book about Our Lady of Victory Chapel

St. Kate’s releases book about Our Lady of Victory Chapel

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The chapel at St. Catherine University is the focus of the recently published book “Our Lady of Victory Chapel: Monument – Mystery – Mission.”

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Religious sisters stay in workforce to help fund order’s retirement needs

Religious sisters stay in workforce to help fund order’s retirement needs

| December 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Retirement Fund for Religious collection in parishes Dec. 10-11

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Burnett, Downey take a stab at TV programming with ‘Light TV’

Burnett, Downey take a stab at TV programming with ‘Light TV’

| Mark Pattison | December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey may have misfired with their remake of “Ben-Hur” — due out on video Dec. 13 in what one news release called a “special Christian version” at “select Christian outlets” — but that’s not stopping them from again taking on the world of television, which has long been their bread and butter.

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Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

Surrogacy commission asked to consider health implications

| Bridget Ryder | November 10, 2016 | 3 Comments

While any pregnancy is inherently risky, those risks increase in a surrogacy pregnancy — a fact opponents hoped was underscored in testimony before the Minnesota Legislative Commission on Surrogacy, which is studying the issue and plans to release a report next month. Minnesota does not legally recognize commercial surrogacy arrangements.

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Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

Faith takes center stage in Mel Gibson’s new film

| Joseph McAleer | November 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

A committed Seventh-day Adventist and World War II conscientious objector, Doss was unwilling to take lives but anxious to save them.

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Sorrow and joy: Marking the Reformation with honesty about the past

Sorrow and joy: Marking the Reformation with honesty about the past

| Cindy Wooden | October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Catholics and Lutherans prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, Pope Francis said they should feel “pain for the division that still exists among us, but also joy for the brotherhood we have already rediscovered.”

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