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Keep your eyes on what is eternal, pope says at Mass

Keep your eyes on what is eternal, pope says at Mass

| Cindy Wooden | November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the Catholic Church’s liturgical year draws to a close, Catholics are reminded that the source of all beauty and the final destiny of all things lie in God, Pope Francis said.

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Laity are disciples, not ‘second-class members’ of church, pope says

Laity are disciples, not ‘second-class members’ of church, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Laypeople are not second-class members at the service of the church hierarchy, but are disciples of Christ called to “enliven every environment, every activity and every human relationship according to the Gospel,” Pope Francis said.

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Sister who cooks for soup kitchen wins prize on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

Sister who cooks for soup kitchen wins prize on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

| Joyce Duriga | November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

It looked like prayer and the Lord were on Franciscan Sister Alicia Torres’ side as she won a special Thanksgiving competition on the Food Network’s “Chopped,” which aired Nov. 9.

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A family that doesn’t eat together is ‘hardly a family,’ pope says

A family that doesn’t eat together is ‘hardly a family,’ pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

A family that chooses to watch TV or play with their smartphones rather than talk at the dinner table is “hardly a family,” Pope Francis said.

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Milwaukee’s bankruptcy plan approved, provides $21 million for survivors

Milwaukee’s bankruptcy plan approved, provides $21 million for survivors

| Brian T. Olszewski | November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

A nearly five-year chapter in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s history came to a close Nov. 9, when Chief Judge Susan V. Kelley of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin approved the archdiocese’s plan of reorganization.

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To help people, church must be in touch with ‘reality,’ pope says

To help people, church must be in touch with ‘reality,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If God and his word are to help people, Christians have to be in touch with what is really happening in people’s lives, Pope Francis said during an afternoon Mass.

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Survey: Teens average almost 9 hours of media a day, ‘tweens’ nearly 6

Survey: Teens average almost 9 hours of media a day, ‘tweens’ nearly 6

| Mark Pattison | November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new study on media usage by children ages 8-18 shows that teenagers ages 13-18 use media an average of nearly nine hours a day. And “tweens,” children ages 8-12, use close to six hours a day on average.

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Pope advises new bishop to have mercy, patience, short homilies

Pope advises new bishop to have mercy, patience, short homilies

| Cindy Wooden | November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ordaining a Rome pastor and seminary spiritual director as an auxiliary bishop of Rome, Pope Francis pleaded with him to be merciful and to give short, clear homilies.

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Wichita bishop brings formal report on war-hero priest to Vatican

Wichita bishop brings formal report on war-hero priest to Vatican

| Cindy Wooden | November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

A week after the 65th anniversary of Father Emil J. Kapaun’s capture in North Korea, the bishop of Wichita, Kansas, formally presented a report on the Army chaplain’s life, virtues and fame of holiness to the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

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Supreme Court will hear appeals in Catholic, other groups’ mandate cases

Supreme Court will hear appeals in Catholic, other groups’ mandate cases

| November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court justices said Nov. 6 they will hear seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic and other faith-based entities against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.

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Diocese of Duluth clergy abuse case underway in Ramsey County court

Diocese of Duluth clergy abuse case underway in Ramsey County court

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the first case under the Minnesota Child Victims Act to go to trial, John Doe 30 is suing the Diocese of Duluth in Ramsey County District Court, alleging it failed to protect him against an abusive priest in the 1970s.

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Encourage vocations among Latinos, embrace multiculturalism, Orlando bishop says at workshop

Encourage vocations among Latinos, embrace multiculturalism, Orlando bishop says at workshop

| Beth Griffin | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

As Jesus called his disciples in many ways, vocation directors and seminary faculty must walk with candidates and students to understand and meet their individual needs as they discern their call to priesthood, according to the bishop of Orlando, Florida.

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