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Pope tells quake survivors he will visit them ‘as soon as possible’

Pope tells quake survivors he will visit them ‘as soon as possible’

| Carol Glatz | August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he wants to visit survivors and those affected by a deadly earthquake in central Italy as soon as possible.

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Catholic communities organize activities to battle racism

Catholic communities organize activities to battle racism

| August 26, 2016 | 3 Comments

In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda will lead a public prayer service at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at St. Peter Claver, 375 Oxford St. N., St. Paul. On Sept. 11, St. Bridget in Minneapolis is hosting an ecumenical prayer and worship service with Minneapolis’ New Creation Church. “Come Together: Seeking God’s Peace” will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Bridget’s campus, 3811 Emerson Ave. N., Minneapolis.

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Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims

Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims

| Cindy Wooden | August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children who died Aug. 24 in the earthquakes that struck the region, Pope Francis turned his weekly general audience into a prayer service.

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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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Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says

Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says

| Cindy Wooden | August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical.

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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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Father Marvin O’Connell, Church historian, dies

Father Marvin O’Connell, Church historian, dies

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Marvin O’Connell, 86, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, died Aug. 19 at Holy Cross Village in Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Venezuela native prepares to lead diverse Minneapolis school

Venezuela native prepares to lead diverse Minneapolis school

| Sam Patet | August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Edgar Alfonzo leaves law for education, finds he has a heart for students

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Congratulations Leading With Faith honorees!

Congratulations Leading With Faith honorees!

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the wake of scandals at prominent businesses such as Enron, Qwest and World-Com in the early 2000s, The Catholic Spirit deemed it appropriate to honor men and women business and community leaders who integrate their Catholic faith in their workplaces.

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Violence in Milwaukee unrest ‘a self-inflicted wound,’ says archbishop

Violence in Milwaukee unrest ‘a self-inflicted wound,’ says archbishop

| August 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee called the violence that broke out in the city as part of protests over the fatal police shooting of an African-American man “a self-inflicted wound.”

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Gymnast Simone Biles keeps rosary — a gift from her mom — close when she competes

Gymnast Simone Biles keeps rosary — a gift from her mom — close when she competes

| August 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

U.S. Olympic gymnast and gold medalist Simone Biles says when she travels, she sometimes takes with her a statue of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of athletes, and she also carries a rosary her mother gave her.

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Mercy received must be mercy shared, pope says at audience

Mercy received must be mercy shared, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

God’s mercy is infectious and must be shared with others, Pope Francis said.

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