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Priest keeps anti-abortion vigil on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years

Priest keeps anti-abortion vigil on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years

| Deborah Gyapong | July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jesuit Father Tony Van Hee says nearly three decades spent fasting and praying on Parliament Hill to end abortion have been the best years of his life.

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How do we live well in a world of change?

How do we live well in a world of change?

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I’m someone who has a very hard time dealing with change. I like to make sure that the things I have and the relationships I’m in with friends and family are long-lasting, even permanent. It saddens me greatly to think that one day I might not have these relationships.

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God rested. Don’t we need the same?

God rested. Don’t we need the same?

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I finally sat down to write, my fingers paused, caught. Nothing came to mind.

Turns out I had zero leisure in my life.

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Congratulations, jubilarians!

Congratulations, jubilarians!

| July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Religious women and men mark milestone anniversaries

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‘Padre Santiago’ hopes to import ministry of encounter to Columbia Heights

‘Padre Santiago’ hopes to import ministry of encounter to Columbia Heights

| Jonathan Liedl | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The earthy smell of simmering cornmeal “arepas” rose from the stovetop as a young American priest was welcomed into the humble home with a kiss on the cheek and an affectionate salutation of “Padre!” As he did most nights of the week, Father James Peterson was joining parishioners for dinner.

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In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, Christians, Muslims live together peacefully

In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, Christians, Muslims live together peacefully

| Paul Jeffrey | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

While tense relations between religious groups contribute to violence in many parts of the world today, Christians and Muslims in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan say they are getting along just fine.

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Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

| Carol Zimmermann | July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump announced July 9 that his nominee for the Supreme Court is Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington and a Catholic who once clerked for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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As worship director, Father Erickson was behind the scenes of every major local liturgy

As worship director, Father Erickson was behind the scenes of every major local liturgy

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

My pastor didn’t follow the Mass rubrics; what are you going to do about it? Where do I find the prayers for a house blessing? Can my parish celebrate St. Genesius April 1?  

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Delano woman, cycling team, conquers Rockies for the homeless

Delano woman, cycling team, conquers Rockies for the homeless

| Julie Asher | July 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Carolyn Milano joined the team’s ride from Delano, where she is a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. A breast cancer survivor and mother of four, she has now completed five Ride the Rockies.

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In Chicago, three auxiliary bishops named; two auxiliaries retire

In Chicago, three auxiliary bishops named; two auxiliaries retire

Pope Francis has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Chicago archdiocese, Fathers Ronald Hicks, Robert Casey and Mark Bartosic, and he has accepted the resignations of Auxiliary Bishops George Rassas and Francis Kane of Chicago.

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At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

Some had been on the road for weeks, others for days, and some entered looking haggard and sunburned with little more than the clothes they were wearing, some holding the hands of their children as a group of Catholic bishops joined a chorus of hands applauding in welcome.

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Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Kenneth O’Hotto, pastor of St. Mary in Waverly, immediately knew who to call when asked to host Rural Life Sunday, an annual celebration of rural life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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