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Pope meets head of traditionalist Society of St. Pius X

Pope meets head of traditionalist Society of St. Pius X

| Cindy Wooden | April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Although the society is no longer considered to be in schism and the excommunication of its bishops was lifted in 2009, questions remained over whether the sacraments they celebrate are valid and licit.

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Pro-life advocates oppose new FDA guidelines for RU-486 use

Pro-life advocates oppose new FDA guidelines for RU-486 use

| Dennis Sadowski | April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pro-life advocates expressed dismay with new Food and Drug Administration guidelines that effectively expand how pregnant women can use RU-486, a drug that induces abortion.

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Annunciation is feast of saying ‘yes’ to God, pope says

Annunciation is feast of saying ‘yes’ to God, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

When people do not want to say “yes” to God, they usually do not say “no,” they just hide like Adam and Eve did after they sinned, Pope Francis said.

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Nuclear engineer-turned-pilgrim finishes her journey in Quebec

Nuclear engineer-turned-pilgrim finishes her journey in Quebec

| Philippe Vaillancourt | April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Holy Thursday, Ann Sieben was among a few women to get their feet washed at the Basilica-Cathedral Notre-Dame. While Quebec Auxiliary Bishop Gaetan Proulx dried her foot with a towel, they exchanged a smile, both contemplating the symbol within the symbol.

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Mother Angelica, EWTN founder, dies Easter Sunday at age 92

Mother Angelica, EWTN founder, dies Easter Sunday at age 92

| April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mother Angelica, who founded the Eternal Word Television Network and turned it into one of the world’s largest religious media operations, died March 27 at age 92.

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No easy answers to pastoral questions on assisted suicides

No easy answers to pastoral questions on assisted suicides

| Nancy Frazier O'Brien | April 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Canada prepares for the legalization of assisted suicide throughout the country in June and nearly half of the U.S. states take up some kind of legislative proposal on the topic this year, questions arise about its pastoral implications.

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Pope Francis in the United States

Pope Francis in the United States

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everything you need for an armchair pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in the U.S.

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St. Nicholas parishioner calls pope’s immigration focus ‘a dream come true’

St. Nicholas parishioner calls pope’s immigration focus ‘a dream come true’

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having emigrated from Mexico eight years ago, Maria Negreros is concerned about immigrant families trying to make it in the United States. She has been happy to hear that Pope Francis shares her concerns, and she’s excited to be one of 60 people from a metro interfaith group traveling to Philadelphia for his visit.

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Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although the students didn’t get to pose the questions to the pontiff, they did have the opportunity to hear if he answered any of them during his address to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24. The students were dismissed from first hour to join others from theology and social studies classes in the commons and hear what Pope Francis had to say not just to members of Congress, but to all Americans.

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Local Catholic Charities leader, politicians react to pope’s congressional address

Local Catholic Charities leader, politicians react to pope’s congressional address

| Bridget Ryder | September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a guest of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Tim Marx, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was seated in the gallery of the Capitol Sept. 24 to hear Pope Francis address a joint meeting of Congress. Marx said he’s bringing inspiration and affirmation from the pontiff home to Minnesota.

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Local Catholic hugs the pope

Local Catholic hugs the pope

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis, got to do it not once, but twice during a private audience the afternoon of Sept. 24 at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The moment Bob Labat had been waiting for came when he walked into the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23 for the canonization Mass of Junipero Serra. Pope Francis made the dream of thousands of Serra Club members come true, including Labat, who just ended his one-year term as president of the national council.

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