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Local bishop says again Mary is not appearing in Medjugorje

Local bishop says again Mary is not appearing in Medjugorje

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Virgin Mary has not appeared in Medjugorje,” said Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, the diocese in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which includes Medjugorje.

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Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said.

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WINE conference keynotes talk ‘saints in the making,’ spiritual motherhood

WINE conference keynotes talk ‘saints in the making,’ spiritual motherhood

| Sarah Moon | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The conference, with the theme, “Small Things, Great Love: It’s What We Do,” included speakers, confession, prayer teams, shopping at Catholic vendors and Mass with Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

Discovery of Earth-sized planets boosts hope of finding alien life

| Carol Glatz | February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

The quest to find life on other planets got a boost when astronomers confirmed the existence of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a red dwarf star just 40 light years away.

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Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines

Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines

| Rhina Guidos | February 23, 2017 | 7 Comments

In two memos published Feb. 20, the Department of Homeland Security outlined guidelines that White House officials said would enhance enforcement of immigration laws inside the country as well as prevent further unauthorized immigration into the U.S.

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Remembering Masqueray

Remembering Masqueray

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

University of St. Thomas shines spotlight on Cathedral, Basilica architect 100 years after his death

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Monticello couple supports orphans, adoptive families after loss of infant daughter

Monticello couple supports orphans, adoptive families after loss of infant daughter

| Jessica Weinberger | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each year, Matt and Katrina Witschen host more than 150 friends and family members for an Oktoberfest party at their hobby farm outside Monticello. And each year, they’ve quietly placed a bucket out for party-goers to donate to a worthy case, whether it’s a local family facing a cancer diagnosis or an organization that supports orphans or children with special needs.

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Three parishes take fresh approach to adult faith formation

Three parishes take fresh approach to adult faith formation

| Bridget Ryder | February 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Brad Parent, 27, doesn’t usually talk during Mass, but one Sunday he spent much of the liturgy whispering to a friend. It wasn’t a conversation. The friend was searching for that something the world cannot give, and his search had led him to St. Mark in St. Paul with his Catholic friend. Parent, an active parishioner and well-catechized Catholic, wanted to make sure his friend understood what was going on. But after Parent had passed on all the knowledge he had, he realized there was still so much he didn’t know.

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Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

Ash Wednesday: Ancient tradition still thrives in modern times

| Carol Zimmermann | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In more ways than one, Ash Wednesday — celebrated March 1 this year — leaves a mark.

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Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces ‘crackdown’

Unusual detentions, raids raise questions as Trump announces ‘crackdown’

| Rhina Guidos | February 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

People had been on edge for a while. You could feel the tension rise in immigrant neighborhoods in the U.S. as news of the first immigration raids under the Trump administration began in early February.

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God will ask an account for blood spilled in today’s wars, pope says

God will ask an account for blood spilled in today’s wars, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Humankind will have to answer to God for the bloodshed of the innocent victims of war, and the blood spilled by greed and arms trafficking, Pope Francis said.

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Special Olympians show world that ‘every person is a gift,’ pope says

Special Olympians show world that ‘every person is a gift,’ pope says

| Cindy Wooden | February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The athletes of the Special Olympics witness to the world the beauty and value of every human life and the joy that comes from reaching a goal with the encouragement and support of others, Pope Francis said.

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