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Florida Catholic bishops urge governor to commute man’s death sentence

Florida Catholic bishops urge governor to commute man’s death sentence

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops called on Gov. Ron DeSantis to commute the death sentence to life in prison for a man scheduled to be executed for a 1984 murder.

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Vatican officials support continued care of man in vegetative state

Vatican officials support continued care of man in vegetative state

| Cindy Wooden | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The withdrawal of nutrition and hydration from a patient whose body can absorb them is a “serious violation” of the person’s dignity, said two Vatican officials.

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Limiting Muslim immigration is patriotic, U.S. cardinal says

Limiting Muslim immigration is patriotic, U.S. cardinal says

| Robert Duncan | May 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Limiting the number of Muslims allowed to immigrate to traditionally Christian nations would be a prudent decision on the part of politicians, said U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke.

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Laughter Tim Conway ‘gave world will never be replaced,’ says daughter

Laughter Tim Conway ‘gave world will never be replaced,’ says daughter

Tim Conway, who died May 14 in Los Angeles at age 85, was probably best known for his 11 seasons on TV’s “The Carol Burnett Show,” where he delighted viewers with outlandish sketch comedy and physical humor.

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Natural burial to begin at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights

Natural burial to begin at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights

| May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Phyllis Strong, who worked in pollution control for the state of Minnesota, looks forward to The Catholic Cemeteries starting natural burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights June 1.

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Pro-life leaders applaud passage of bill to ban most abortions in Alabama

Pro-life leaders applaud passage of bill to ban most abortions in Alabama

By passing a bill to ban abortion in nearly all circumstances, the Alabama Legislature has recognized that abortion is “the extinguishing of a unique human life,” said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

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Retired Catholic Cemeteries director reflects on four decades in field

Retired Catholic Cemeteries director reflects on four decades in field

| May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

John Cherek didn’t set out to work in cemeteries. In 1981, he was working as a parish administrator at St. Mary of the Lake in White Bear Lake when the pastor, Father Michael Kennedy, told him that he was going to be in charge of the parish cemetery.

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Congratulations, 2019 graduates

Congratulations, 2019 graduates

| May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

2018 graduation special section

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Portraitist reviving talent by painting 50 modern saints

Portraitist reviving talent by painting 50 modern saints

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite a longtime love for painting and a bachelor’s degree in studio art, Bernadette Gockowski set down her brushes after college. For nine years, she didn’t make art. When she picked them back up last year, it was begrudgingly.

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Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priesthood is not a “cultural association or a union,” but a ministry of mercy anchored on Christ’s mission to bring hope to the downtrodden and comfort to those who suffer, Pope Francis told new priests.

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Philadelphia holds ‘Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying’

Philadelphia holds ‘Pro-Life Rally Against Bullying’

| Gina Christian | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 1,000 people gathered in Philadelphia May 10 to demonstrate against recent social media videos of a Pennsylvania lawmaker berating people for praying outside of an abortion clinic.

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‘No greater love’ — Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

‘No greater love’ — Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

| Mary Rezac | May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Sara Haynes heard about the shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Tuesday, she prayed. A Catholic school teacher in Denver until just recently, she knew some of her former students were now high schoolers at STEM.

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