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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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Online scam targets priests, parishioners

Online scam targets priests, parishioners

| Doug Hovelson | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Phony email and text messages sent by con artists pretending to be priests are showing up in computers and cell phones of parishioners and parish employees in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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New prioress seeks to advance community’s goals

New prioress seeks to advance community’s goals

| Susan Klemond | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a year-long process described as visionary, democratic and a little mysterious, the 30 vowed Benedictine sisters who belong to St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood elected Sister Catherine Nehotte as their 12th prioress in late March.

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Wehmeyer survivor finds healing through faith

Wehmeyer survivor finds healing through faith

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ben Hoffman was on a retreat in 2015 when a priest called him over. Hoffman expected small talk or a retreat-focused check-in, but instead, the priest said, “I’m sorry.”

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Hackers infiltrate Ohio parish’s email system, steal $1.75 million

Hackers infiltrate Ohio parish’s email system, steal $1.75 million

| April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

A carefully orchestrated plan netted email hackers $1.75 million from a Diocese of Cleveland parish.

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Pope makes donation to help migrants traveling through Mexico

Pope makes donation to help migrants traveling through Mexico

| David Agren | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has donated $500,000 to assist migrants attempting to travel through Mexico, but who are increasingly being impeded by Mexican officials from reaching the U.S. border.

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Catholic bishops condemn Poway synagogue shooting

Catholic bishops condemn Poway synagogue shooting

| Rhina Guidos | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops from around the U.S. were quick to condemn the April 27 attack on a Jewish community gathered at a synagogue near San Diego, which left one person dead and three others injured.

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Churches padlocked, schools closed week after Sri Lanka attacks

Churches padlocked, schools closed week after Sri Lanka attacks

| April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fears of suicide bomb attacks kept many Christians and Muslims away from churches and mosques for Sunday Mass and Friday prayers a week after the Easter bombings.

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