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Catholic mission set up to bring God to hipsters

Catholic mission set up to bring God to hipsters

| Chaz Muth | August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The gray robes worn by the Conventual Franciscan friars may not be fashionable in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, but the religious men appear to be fitting in just fine in the heart of “hipster” country.

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Shot putter says he keeps faith front and center wherever he competes

Shot putter says he keeps faith front and center wherever he competes

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The universality of the Catholic Church has helped Olympian and world champion shot putter Joe Kovacs keep his faith front and center no matter where his sport has taken him.

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Nike ‘Unlimited Youth’ TV spot features religious who is triathlete at 86

Nike ‘Unlimited Youth’ TV spot features religious who is triathlete at 86

| August 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

With every Olympics, summer or winter, the 24/7 coverage usually includes stories about the oldest athlete in history to compete in this sport or that sport — and “oldest” usually means 31, 35 or perhaps early 40s.

But Nike has launched a new TV campaign that features someone a lot older than that who is still active in her sport: 86-year-old Sister Madonna Buder, a Sister of Christian Community from Spokane, who is a triathlete.

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Buying babies – Special series on surrogacy

Buying babies – Special series on surrogacy

| August 18, 2016 | 3 Comments

Special series on surrogacy, which a Minnesota State Legislature commission is studying as it prepares to make public policy recommendations on the practice.

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Surrogacy touches abortion, children’s rights

Surrogacy touches abortion, children’s rights

| Bridget Ryder | August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Feminists, children of surrogate mothers and biomedical ethicists united to send a clear message to a Minnesota State Legislature commission studying surrogacy: The practice turns people into products.

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For pilgrims, Italy’s female saints show faith’s history, beauty and depth

For pilgrims, Italy’s female saints show faith’s history, beauty and depth

| Clare Kolars | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wine tasting, history lessons and Italy’s great female saints.

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World record-holder swimmer still says ‘a prayer — or two — before any race’

World record-holder swimmer still says ‘a prayer — or two — before any race’

| Kelly Seegers | August 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Four years ago, at age 15, swimmer Katie Ledecky won Olympic gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle.

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From marshy to manicured: Vatican Gardens’ gruesome past grows into green haven

From marshy to manicured: Vatican Gardens’ gruesome past grows into green haven

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today’s lush and immaculately manicured Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.

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3 Reasons Why ‘Vikings’ is the Most Religiously Interesting Show on TV

3 Reasons Why ‘Vikings’ is the Most Religiously Interesting Show on TV

| Bishop Robert Barron | July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

At the prompting of some of my younger colleagues at Word on Fire, I spent time during a recent vacation getting caught up on the History Channel show Vikings. My friends had told me that Vikings, curiously, is the most religious show on television. They were right.

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Local study: More NFP education needed for medical professionals

Local study: More NFP education needed for medical professionals

| Bridget Ryder | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

One day on her run, Abigail House Tierney’s mind wandered to her future as a physician assistant student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. She appreciated what she had learned from shadowing at the AALFA Family Clinic in White Bear Lake, a pro-life medical practice that applies the Creighton Model of natural family planning to women’s health care. But she wondered what further NFP education she would receive.

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New campaign invites millennials to ‘come home’ to Catholic faith

New campaign invites millennials to ‘come home’ to Catholic faith

| Allana Haynes | July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholics Come Home, an organization dedicated to inviting those back to the Catholic faith, has launched a new campaign meant to reach out to the millennial generation.

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‘Papal Ninja’ brings message of faith to TV audience during competition

‘Papal Ninja’ brings message of faith to TV audience during competition

| Michele Jurich | July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

In what has become a staple of summer television, scores of athletic folks run an obstacle course that looks like a cross between a playground on steroids and the inner workings of a pinball machine.

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