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Women religious open Christmas season with German Catholic tradition

Women religious open Christmas season with German Catholic tradition

| Katie Rutter | December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sights and sounds of Christmas brightened the massive dome of the Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand as six Sisters of St. Benedict rang out “Silent Night” on hand bells.

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Pope’s white Lamborghini up for raffle; winner gets trip to Rome

Pope’s white Lamborghini up for raffle; winner gets trip to Rome

| Carol Glatz | December 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

A custom-built 2018 Lamborghini Huracan coupe autographed by Pope Francis is back on the block, but, this time with an online fundraising platform, not at an elite European auction house.

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Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and his promise to come again, Pope Francis said.

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Three Advent traditions to slow you down

Three Advent traditions to slow you down

| Shemaiah Gonzalez | December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advent, the four-week period preceding Christmas, is a time to slow down as we wait in hopeful expectation for Christ’s coming.

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Advent week one — A new beginning

Advent week one — A new beginning

| Father Herb Weber | December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the verses from Chapter 33 of the Book of Jeremiah are read as the first reading on the First Sunday of Advent this year, I will hear them in a new way.

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Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life of public service

Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life of public service

| Julie Asher | December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

When he was running for re-election in 1992, President George H.W. Bush told Catholic News Service that he believed that a strong religious faith could provide “an extra shot of strength when you need it.”

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For Catholic Studies, 25th anniversary means looking ahead

For Catholic Studies, 25th anniversary means looking ahead

| Sam Patet | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Dec. 8, more than 600 guests will gather in St. Paul to celebrate a significant milestone: the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Studies program at the University of St. Thomas.

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Ukrainian Catholics fear new war after naval clashes

Ukrainian Catholics fear new war after naval clashes

| Jonathan Luxmoore | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in Ukraine said people fear a full-scale war with Russia, after a naval confrontation prompted the imposition of martial law in Ukraine’s eastern regions.

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Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day

| Carol Glatz | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland.

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Michigan sisters sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

Michigan sisters sing at National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

| Mark Pattison | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

To hear the voices of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist from Michigan in Washington, the best bet was to listen to them sing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse outside the White House late Nov. 28.

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Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

| Carol Zimmermann | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once the California wildfires were contained — after burning for more than two weeks and ravaging the town of Paradise and nearby neighborhoods — those displaced by the raging fires began the process of resuming their lives.

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Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

Visitors are most important things about shrine, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

People who visit Catholic shrines must find a place of warmth and welcome, as well as good priests who enjoy being with and listening to the faithful, Pope Francis said.

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