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Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps those most in need

Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps those most in need

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed Koerner is grateful the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation will provide a $50,000 grant this year to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Twin Cities.

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Seminary’s 15th rector installed Feb. 11

Seminary’s 15th rector installed Feb. 11

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Father Joseph Taphorn officially became rector of The St. Paul Seminary Jan. 1, he was somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Israel and Jordan for a monthlong visit to the Holy Land. The 14 SPS seminarians with whom he was traveling had toasted him in the airport before their plane left New York.

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Pioneering Navy pilot recalled for her humility, love of faith and family

Pioneering Navy pilot recalled for her humility, love of faith and family

| Bill Brewer | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rosemary Mariner was full of firsts.

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Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on 2020 citizenship census question

Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on 2020 citizenship census question

| Carol Zimmermann | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear oral arguments in April about the Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census and its decision will come just in the nick of time, since the Census Bureau needs to begin printing forms for the every-10 years-questionnaire this summer.

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Religious superiors admit denial, slowness to act against abuse

Religious superiors admit denial, slowness to act against abuse

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twisted ideas of power and authority in the Catholic Church have contributed to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, leaders of religious orders said, but sometimes the positive “sense of family” in their own communities also made them slow to act.

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In the U.S., a sobering mood after news of McCarrick’s laicization

In the U.S., a sobering mood after news of McCarrick’s laicization

| Rhina Guidos | February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The accusations surrounding former U.S. Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick have been hanging over U.S. bishops and faith communities in the dioceses and archdioceses where he served — New York, Metuchen and Newark in New Jersey, and Washington — since last year.

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McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

McCarrick removed from the priesthood after being found guilty of abuse

| Paul Haring | February 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has confirmed the removal from the priesthood of Theodore E. McCarrick, the 88-year-old former cardinal and archbishop of Washington.

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With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish keeps focus

With political unrest as backdrop, Venezuelan mission parish keeps focus

| Jonathon Liedl | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Throughout his 20-plus years in Venezuela, Father Greg Schaffer has made a concerted effort to keep his distance from the country’s often volatile political scene. He’s avoided marches and rallies, steers clear of partisan debates on social media, and keeps his homilies focused on personal rather than political issues.

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Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

Catholic bishops, groups speak against president’s national emergency

| Rhina Guidos | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops near the U.S.-Mexico border, joined by other U.S. prelates, voiced opposition just after President Donald Trump’s Feb. 15 declaration of a national emergency so he can order construction of a barrier along parts of the border between the two countries.

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Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

Pope meets head of Microsoft to discuss ethics in technology, AI

| Carol Glatz | February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, told Pope Francis that a “human voice” was needed to speak up in the world of technology today.

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Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

Florida Catholic school’s prayer service marks school shooting anniversary

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

One day before the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, neighboring Mary Help of Christians School held a prayer service to pay tribute to the victims.

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Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

| Carol Zimmermann | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group on the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington in January found no evidence that the students of Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School issued “offensive or racist statements.”

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