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Mural of pope looks out over New York’s Madison Square Garden Mass site

Mural of pope looks out over New York’s Madison Square Garden Mass site

| Maria Pia Negro Chin | September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

New Yorkers and tourists in Midtown Manhattan have been gazing up at a smiling Pope Francis at one of New York’s busiest intersections.

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Brand new ballgame: 72 men start lives as seminarians in Rome

Brand new ballgame: 72 men start lives as seminarians in Rome

| Robert Duncan | September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

As ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” bellowed across an immaculately groomed sports field not far from St. Peter’s Basilica, a new class of U.S. seminarians faced off against their peers in a fraternal game of softball.

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Pope begs governments to act to stop anti-Christian persecution

Pope begs governments to act to stop anti-Christian persecution

| Cindy Wooden | September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression,” Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention once again to the fate of persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East.

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Father’s love for gay son key to conversion

Father’s love for gay son key to conversion

| August 27, 2015 | 7 Comments

“I was nervous telling him, even though I was 36 years old at the time,” Richard said. “He was actually tinkering on the car, and that’s a good time to catch him because he loved doing mechanics. So, I shared with him that I had same-sex attraction.”

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Back to School

Back to School

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Catholic education vicar, and Jason Slattery, director, outline vision for new schools mission office

City Connects program aims to bridge achievement gap in seven urban Catholic schools

Schools share new leadership and initiatives, from multimillion-dollar buildings to yoga class

Three local principals describe what it’s taking to turn their schools around

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Could new initiative bridge achievement gap?

Could new initiative bridge achievement gap?

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

7 urban Catholic schools take up the challenge

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For woman with cerebral palsy, parish is joyful stop on faith journey

For woman with cerebral palsy, parish is joyful stop on faith journey

| Susan Klemond | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Almost every day Terry Adamson takes a Metro Mobility bus from her New Hope apartment to St. Joseph in West St. Paul. When she arrives, fellow parishioners are drawn to her joyful, loving presence.

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Human foosball replaces pig wrestling at Wisconsin parish’s picnic

Human foosball replaces pig wrestling at Wisconsin parish’s picnic

| Sam Lucero | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The end of pig wrestling at St. Patrick Parish’s annual summer festival could have spelled the demise of a successful parish social and fundraising activity.

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Head of Scottish bishops apologizes to abuse victims, Catholics

Head of Scottish bishops apologizes to abuse victims, Catholics

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The president of the Scottish bishops’ conference offered a “profound apology” to victims of child abuse following a national review of church safeguarding procedures.

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Siena Symposium hosts well-timed workshop on family

Siena Symposium hosts well-timed workshop on family

| Bridget Ryder | August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Participants explore St. John Paul II’s ‘Letter to Families’ amid gay marriage issue, World Meeting of Families

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Remember works of mercy on World Migrant Day 2016, Vatican says

Remember works of mercy on World Migrant Day 2016, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the Year of Mercy, the Catholic Church’s annual day of reflection and prayer on the situation of migrants and refugees will include a special reminder that “welcoming the stranger” is a corporal work of mercy.

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Balanced life includes time for family, work, prayer, pope says

Balanced life includes time for family, work, prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Work is an important expression of human dignity and of caring for one’s family, but today there is a “dangerous tendency” to consider a worker’s family obligations as an obstacle to productivity and profit, Pope Francis said.

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