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Parishes help build houses, provide for needs of the homeless

Parishes help build houses, provide for needs of the homeless

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Faced with a growing number of people who are homeless in Minnesota, state and local governments are amping up efforts this year to build affordable housing.

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Women religious find a place of honor on Mother’s Day

Women religious find a place of honor on Mother’s Day

When the elderly men and women at the Jeanne Jugan Residence for senior care pray the rosary with Sister Constance Veit, they see her as more than one of the caregivers at the facility.

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Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

| Carol Glatz | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse.

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Catholic officials call for prayer, action after Colorado shooting

Catholic officials call for prayer, action after Colorado shooting

| Carol Zimmermann | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver. One teenager died and eight other students were wounded.

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Tolkien — A-II (PG-13)

Tolkien — A-II (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

By turns lyrical and moving, “Tolkien” is a sophisticated profile of the future novelist’s youth that succeeds on a number of levels. This may not be the biography that every fan of Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien is looking for, and it may not even fully accomplish what its makers set out to achieve. But, if nothing else, it does tell the story of the young Tolkien and his times.

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Mexican bishops call for migrant assistance at their southern border

Mexican bishops call for migrant assistance at their southern border

| David Agren | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mexican bishops’ conference has appealed for assistance for thousands of migrants stuck in Chiapas state as Mexican officials step up enforcement and stop issuing travel documents.

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Pope draws lessons from Mother Teresa in city of her birth

Pope draws lessons from Mother Teresa in city of her birth

| Cindy Wooden | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis went to the tiny Balkan nation of North Macedonia to pay tribute to a tiny saint who accomplished big things: St. Teresa of Kolkata.

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Advocates for the homeless make voices heard in State Capitol

Advocates for the homeless make voices heard in State Capitol

| May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

People who have experienced homelessness, advocates for affordable housing, state lawmakers and the governor and lieutenant governor of Minnesota rallied at the State Capitol in St. Paul May 6 for legislation to create and preserve affordable housing.

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Church workers: Venezuelan indigenous face some of greatest hardships

Church workers: Venezuelan indigenous face some of greatest hardships

Bending over a hammock, Sister Ines Arciniegas cradles a week-old infant, rocking the baby as she inquires about the mother’s health. Reaching into a bag, she pulls out clothing for the newborn and for another baby nursing at his mother’s breast.

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After offering instruction, pope gives first Communion to 245 children

After offering instruction, pope gives first Communion to 245 children

| Cindy Wooden | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the Catholic heart of Bulgaria, Pope Francis celebrated a special Mass for 245 children receiving their first Communion and thanked them for helping him, their parents and grandparents remember their own first Communion.

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Asian Church leaders voice alarm over decline in press freedom

Asian Church leaders voice alarm over decline in press freedom

Church leaders across Asia have expressed alarm over threats to press freedom amid reports of increasing attacks and intimidation of journalists, resulting in growing levels of self-censorship.

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How much exercise, fitness are too much?

How much exercise, fitness are too much?

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Q. I’ve recently been more and more interested in exercise and keeping fit. I am a husband and father and want to be able to play with my kids. You seem like someone who exercises. How do I know if I am placing too much emphasis on being physically fit and when have I crossed over into mere vanity?

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