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Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85

Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, whose name is almost synonymous with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7 at Garvey Manor, a Catholic nursing home in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, after a long illness. He was 85.

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Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

| Carol Glatz | January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus astonished people with the way he taught and interacted with others because he wasn’t aloof, domineering or hypocritical, Pope Francis said in a homily.

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Georgia woman killed by gunman at Florida airport was parish stalwart

Georgia woman killed by gunman at Florida airport was parish stalwart

| January 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Olga Woltering, a bedrock member of her parish and the Atlanta Cursillo movement and beloved to her family and many friends, was among five people killed in the Jan. 6 shooting at a Florida airport.

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New Rediscover: Hour host Conley looks to shine light on God’s work

New Rediscover: Hour host Conley looks to shine light on God’s work

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Patrick Conley’s new radio mission arrived at the end of 2016 when he accepted the task of hosting the Rediscover Hour show for Relevant Radio, the Catholic radio station in the Twin Cities. The weekly show on Friday mornings engages Catholics about the Faith and life in the local Church.

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Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope

Doctrinal chief dismisses idea of ‘fraternal correction’ of pope

| Cindy Wooden | January 9, 2017 | 9 Comments

The Catholic Church is “very far” from a situation in which the pope is in need of “fraternal correction” because he has not put the faith and church teaching in danger, said Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Mexican church calls for calm amid gas-price protests

Mexican church calls for calm amid gas-price protests

| David Agren | January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mexican Catholic officials called for calm as angry protests over hikes in the government-set gasoline price consume the country.

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‘Catholics at the Capitol’ aims to inspire public policy participation

‘Catholics at the Capitol’ aims to inspire public policy participation

| January 9, 2017 | 8 Comments

“Most Catholics don’t know who their state legislators are, so what we’re really trying to do here is not just to go and tell legislators what the Church thinks about an issue, but really help Catholics — on whatever issue they’re concerned about — be better public servants and faithful citizens,” Adkins said.

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Musically talented priest Father Gorman dies at 62

Musically talented priest Father Gorman dies at 62

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest known for his music in ministry, Father James David Gorman died Jan. 4 at the age of 62.

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New sidewalk counselor: ‘My heart goes out’ to women in crisis pregnancies

New sidewalk counselor: ‘My heart goes out’ to women in crisis pregnancies

| January 6, 2017 | 12 Comments

It didn’t take long for Nicky Peters to feel the drama of being a sidewalk counselor outside Planned Parenthood in St. Paul.

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Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

Aleppo friar says learn about Syria, keep an open mind

| Rhina Guidos | January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Syrians don’t want to leave their homeland, they want a safe place to live in peace, said a Franciscan friar from Aleppo, Syria, who spoke on Jan. 5 with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Holy Land Committee.

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Immigrants’ plight highlighted in local ministry, Church observance

Immigrants’ plight highlighted in local ministry, Church observance

| January 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

Since 2011, an Edina-based group of volunteers has met with detained immigrants awaiting deportation hearings at the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center in St. Paul. Visiting with men — and, on occasion, women — in a large classroom, the volunteers are there to listen and be a friendly presence amid isolation, said volunteer Steve Kraemer.

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Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Urging Americans to look at their families for stories of immigration, the president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called attention to the hardships and contributions of immigrants to American society as the U.S. church prepared to observe National Migration Week.

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