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Local ‘patrons’ help revitalize historic Vatican art

Local ‘patrons’ help revitalize historic Vatican art

| Melenie Soucheray | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are more than two dozen Vatican museums full of new and old artwork representing centuries of cultures and faiths from all over the world. And every year, nearly 6 million people view the art, architecture and ethno-anthropology, from small, fragile pieces to the larger-than-life frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Art historians say the works are a testament to God’s creation and tools for evangelization.

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New museum tells the story of the Bible — chapter and verse

New museum tells the story of the Bible — chapter and verse

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey, Smithsonian, there’s a new kid on the block.

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Justice League

Justice League

| John Mulderig | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to repetitiously threatening the world with annihilation, Hollywood is almost as persistent as North Korean state media.

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Spaghetti Bowl: Fitness, camaraderie part of U.S. seminary life in Rome

Spaghetti Bowl: Fitness, camaraderie part of U.S. seminary life in Rome

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A seminary is not typically known for its emphasis on physical activity and fitness, but many seminarians see it as an integral part of daily life.

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USCCB committee sees more texts, rise of digital technology

USCCB committee sees more texts, rise of digital technology

| Mark Pattison | November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A growing number of texts, not only in English and Spanish but in other languages, and the rise of digital technology is having an impact on the work of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee on the Catechism, said its chairman, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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‘Papal’ Lamborghini gift to be auctioned off for charity

‘Papal’ Lamborghini gift to be auctioned off for charity

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

While a Lamborghini would make a stylish popemobile, Pope Francis has decided to auction off the one he was given by the Italian automaker to aid several charities close to his heart.

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U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues — immigration and racism — straight on and zeroed in on how to raise the national level of discussion on these topics starting in the church pews.

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Pope bans cigarette sales at the Vatican

Pope bans cigarette sales at the Vatican

| November 9, 2017 | 2 Comments

Concerned by the damage caused by smoking, Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City State.

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Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

Local clergy, religious say prayer, conversations aided in discernment

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked the following clergy and consecrated religious to share a part of their discernment process, what brings them joy in their vocation and their advice for others considering a religious vocation.

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Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

That is why people need to focus their hearts on God, not focus their smartphones for pictures during Mass, he said.

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Opioid epidemic calls for Minnesota Church’s attention

Opioid epidemic calls for Minnesota Church’s attention

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Oct. 25, 100 people gathered at Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis to discuss the opioid epidemic’s impact on the Native American community, which the parish serves, and beyond.

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WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Simon Velasquez of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul can’t tell you off the top of his head how tall he is. But, he can say this: He was small enough to fit neatly inside a ball turret on a B-17 bomber during World War II.

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