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Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

While serving as a missionary with Minnesota-based NET Ministries at a parish in Texas, in fall 2016, Suness Jones received a personally addressed email from the Vatican.

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Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

| Beth Griffin | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as “evil” and “enemies,” it is imperative to remember that in America, “our political opponents are not evil, they are just our opponents,” according to Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Champions for Life winners moved by story of baby found at German church

Champions for Life winners moved by story of baby found at German church

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II Champions for Life award winners and their guests heard a concrete reminder Oct. 18 of what their work means.

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Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he’s open to visiting North Korea

Pope, meeting South Korean leader, says he’s open to visiting North Korea

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, at a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said he is willing to visit North Korea.

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‘Every parish, rectory in hurricane zone’ suffering, says church official

‘Every parish, rectory in hurricane zone’ suffering, says church official

| Tom Tracy | October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The physical impact of Hurricane Michael and the anticipated recovery period for parts of the Florida Panhandle appear to be on a scale of last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, according to the church’s top emergency management specialist in Florida.

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Lack of progress fighting hunger is shameful, pope says

Lack of progress fighting hunger is shameful, pope says

| Anne Condodina | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

At a time of technological and scientific progress, “we ought to feel shame” for not having advanced in “humanity and solidarity” enough to feed the world’s poor, Pope Francis said.

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Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer — A-III (PG-13)

Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” is a powerful dramatization of the Philadelphia police investigation and state prosecution that finally ended the infamous, decades-long career of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

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USCCB leaders ask for prayers, donations for hurricane victims

USCCB leaders ask for prayers, donations for hurricane victims

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two U.S. Catholic leaders have called on Catholics to pray for victims of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, along with responders to these storms, and to donate to recovery efforts in the impacted areas.

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American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

American pastor freed after two years in Turkey returns to U.S.

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Presbyterian pastor who had been jailed by Turkish authorities for nearly two years, returned to U.S. soil Oct. 13 after being freed the day before by Turkey.

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Diocese moving from prayer to action in wake of Hurricane Michael

Diocese moving from prayer to action in wake of Hurricane Michael

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of Hurricane Michael, which ravaged the Florida panhandle, the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, whose territory was smack in the path of the Category 4 storm, has moved from prayer to action.

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Maple Grove parish shines purple light on domestic violence

Maple Grove parish shines purple light on domestic violence

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

At night, the windows of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove are glowing purple throughout October. It’s is the color of domestic violence awareness, and it’s among the many ways a parish group aims to highlight the issue during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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