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Despite challenges, Venezuelan youth have powerful potential

Despite challenges, Venezuelan youth have powerful potential

| Jonathan Liedl | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Only a few years ago, Graviel de Jesús was heading down a dangerous path. Already growing up poor in San Félix, Venezuela, and with complications from his mother’s alcohol and drug use while he was in utero, the teenager’s options for earning a livelihood were further limited when his country’s economy started to collapse. God was not a part of his life at the time, and so the young de Jesús began to follow his older brother into a life of crime.

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St. Katharine Drexel teen serves Muslim Rohingya refugees during gap year

St. Katharine Drexel teen serves Muslim Rohingya refugees during gap year

| Jessica Weinberger | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a high school senior, Grace Baldus knew she needed time away from the non-stop cadence of student council meetings, orchestra practice and tennis matches to discern her educational path, so she decided to take a “gap year” before starting college. But, rather than focus on herself, she wanted her experience to center on others.

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St. John’s Gagliardi dies at 91; winningest coach had more victories off the field than on it

St. John’s Gagliardi dies at 91; winningest coach had more victories off the field than on it

| Kristi Anderson | October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

What must the opposing football team have thought when they began their vigorous calisthenics before the game while the St. John’s University Johnnies were stretched out on their backs glancing up at the heavens?

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Archbishop speaks of ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ acts of charity at Catholic schools Mass

Archbishop speaks of ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ acts of charity at Catholic schools Mass

| October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speaking to more than 12,000 Catholic school students at US Bank Stadium Oct. 10, Archbishop Bernard Hebda explained that the “Minneapolis Miracle” really was the result of practice.

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Hipster, author, convert: Millennial finds freedom in the faith

Hipster, author, convert: Millennial finds freedom in the faith

| Jonathan Liedl | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eight years ago, Tyler Blanski was a long-haired denizen of Uptown Minneapolis, a “spiritual, but not religious” Christian hipster. He painted houses in the summer, recorded music in the winter, and was making plans to go to Anglican seminary to become a self-described “slum priest.”

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Florida dioceses offer prayers for those in hurricane’s path

Florida dioceses offer prayers for those in hurricane’s path

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

With EMS service suspended in some parts of Florida as Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10 in the state’s panhandle area with sustained winds clocked at 155 mph, at least least two dioceses offered prayers for those in the Category 4 storm’s path.

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‘A refugee camp right here in our city’

‘A refugee camp right here in our city’

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Homeless, volunteers say recognizing dignity key to helping encampment residents

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Who are the Chinese bishops received back into ecclesial communion?

Who are the Chinese bishops received back into ecclesial communion?

| Michael Sainsbury | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Joseph Guo Jincai, one of two Chinese participants attending the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, concelebrated Mass with St. John Paul II twice in 1995. Although he was a member of the government-approved Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association — not recognized by the Vatican — it was only after his illicit ordination as a bishop of the Chinese-designated Diocese of Chengde that he was automatically excommunicated.

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Aid groups, bishop sound alarm over humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Aid groups, bishop sound alarm over humanitarian crisis in Yemen

| Dale Gavlak | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aid agencies and Catholic officials are sounding the alarm on Yemen’s spiraling humanitarian crisis, calling on the combatants to end the war and make badly need assistance available.

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Kavanaugh says he feels no ‘bitterness’ over confirmation process

Kavanaugh says he feels no ‘bitterness’ over confirmation process

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh said Oct. 8 he has no “bitterness” over a contentious confirmation process that ultimately ended with a Senate vote Oct. 6 to confirm him for the seat on the high court left vacant by the July 31 retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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First Man — A-III (PG-13)

First Man — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By turns the intimate portrait of its elusive subject’s inner life and a lavish look back at the sometimes tragic, ultimately triumphant race to the Moon, “First Man” (Universal), director Damien Chazelle’s multidimensional profile of astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), is a splendid piece of moviemaking.

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At 75, St. Peter adapting to Richfield’s changes

At 75, St. Peter adapting to Richfield’s changes

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

When St. Peter in Richfield became a parish in 1943, all that existed around its present-day site was Academy of Holy Angels, open fields, a couple small buildings and a dirt-road intersection.

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