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From beach to basilica: ‘Sand Nativity’ brings unique style to Vatican

From beach to basilica: ‘Sand Nativity’ brings unique style to Vatican

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the beach town of New Smyrna, Florida, just a stone’s throw away from Daytona Beach, Rich Varano never imagined his unique talent of sculpting sand would take him to the heart of Christianity.

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Vatican official: Prohibit ‘killer robots’ now before they become reality

Vatican official: Prohibit ‘killer robots’ now before they become reality

| Carol Glatz | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fully automated and autonomous lethal weapons systems must be banned now before they become a reality in tomorrow’s wars, a Vatican representative said.

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Abria-North Side merger bolsters help for women in north Minneapolis

Abria-North Side merger bolsters help for women in north Minneapolis

| November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

When executive director Naomi Terlouw of North Side Pregnancy Options in north Minneapolis attended a presentation by Abria Pregnancy Resources in 2016, she was inspired by what the new pro-life pregnancy clinic had to offer and the research that went into its development.

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CDC report shows continued decline in U.S. abortion rate

CDC report shows continued decline in U.S. abortion rate

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The archbishop who chairs the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities cheered news that the abortion rate in the United States continues to shrink, as does the number of abortions overall.

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Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to Tijuana border events

Catholic migrant advocates have mixed reaction to Tijuana border events

| David Agren | November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chaotic scene in Tijuana Nov. 25 — when migrants, including women and children, were repelled from the U.S. border with tear gas — prompted the closure of one of the world’s busiest border crossings. It also showed the increasing impatience and despair of thousands of caravan participants, who could spend months in an uncomfortable camp as they wait to present asylum claims to U.S. officials.

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Church, world need cloistered nuns’ guiding lights of prayer, pope says

Church, world need cloistered nuns’ guiding lights of prayer, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked people to give thanks to God for the gift of so many men and women living a cloistered life of total dedication to prayer.

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Catholic, international aid agencies press for end of war in Yemen

Catholic, international aid agencies press for end of war in Yemen

| Dale Gavlak | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic and international aid organizations are pressing for an end to Yemen’s worsening war, where the United Nations says one child dies every 10 minutes.

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Scalia, Staubach among seven who receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Scalia, Staubach among seven who receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

| November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach, both devout Catholics, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, in a White House ceremony.

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Damascus archbishop describes Syrian Catholics’ plight

Damascus archbishop describes Syrian Catholics’ plight

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 8, a bomb exploded in the bedroom of Archbishop Samir Nassar, who leads the Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria. He was in a nearby room and wasn’t hurt.

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U of M researchers,  faith experts explain  why gratitude is good for body and soul

U of M researchers, faith experts explain why gratitude is good for body and soul

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Research has shown that saying “thank you” does more good than one might think.

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Community an answer to the millennial crisis, panel says at Basilica

Community an answer to the millennial crisis, panel says at Basilica

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“So they began this thing where they invited others their age who experienced a sense of loss, [but] have no religious affiliation where that’s being reconciled,” Vitek said of The Dinner Party. “And they … came together out of their suffering and sorrow over a meal with a bottle of wine to heal one another.”

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Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

| Carol Glatz | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the Vatican Nov. 15 for a private discussion that included the importance of building greater trust between Israelis and Palestinians.

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