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Crux website to partner with Knights after Boston Globe pulls plug

Crux website to partner with Knights after Boston Globe pulls plug

| Mark Pattison | March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Crux, an online news feed about the Catholic world established a year and a half ago by the Boston Globe, will get a new partner effective April 1 after the Globe announced March 11 that it would cut ties with Crux.

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Pope Benedict: Yearning for mercy is sign of longing for God’s love

Pope Benedict: Yearning for mercy is sign of longing for God’s love

| Cindy Wooden | March 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

Although he lives a relatively hidden life in a villa in the Vatican Gardens, retired Pope Benedict XVI continues to study modern theological questions and, occasionally, to comment on them publicly.

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Bishops urge action to quell ‘ever-growing crisis’ of opioid addiction

Bishops urge action to quell ‘ever-growing crisis’ of opioid addiction

| Mark Labbe | March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

With Massachusetts facing a growing epidemic of opioid addiction, the Massachusetts Catholic bishops have urged actions be taken to quell the epidemic.

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Pro-life women’s group prepares for March 23 rally outside Supreme Court

Pro-life women’s group prepares for March 23 rally outside Supreme Court

| Kurt Jensen | March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Meg McDonnell, executive director of Women Speak for Themselves, was on the phone, testing out a chant for a March 23 Supreme Court rally.

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Father Elizondo, nationally known Notre Dame theology professor, dies

Father Elizondo, nationally known Notre Dame theology professor, dies

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Virgilio Elizondo, a nationally known professor of pastoral and Hispanic theology at the University of Notre Dame and founder of what is today the Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio, was found dead in his home the afternoon of March 14. He was 80.

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Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local supporters of Women Speak for Themselves, a national religious liberty organization led by Helen Alvaré, is participating in a national service day at the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence in St. Paul March 23.

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Obama announces Supreme Court nominee, puts ball in Senate’s ‘court’

Obama announces Supreme Court nominee, puts ball in Senate’s ‘court’

| March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

When President Barack Obama announced Judge Merrick Garland as his Supreme Court nominee in the White House Rose Garden March 16, his praise for the candidate was coupled with an urgent plea that members of the U.S. Senate give Garland a fair chance. The president said he took seriously his responsibility to find a nominee […]

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Bishop Rhoades disagrees with Notre Dame’s decision to honor Biden

Bishop Rhoades disagrees with Notre Dame’s decision to honor Biden

| March 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend said he disagreed with University of Notre Dame officials for honoring Vice President Joe Biden with the Laetare Medal for outstanding service to the Catholic Church and society.

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Pope Francis to make debut on Instagram

Pope Francis to make debut on Instagram

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Firming up his presence on social media, Pope Francis will make his debut on the photo-sharing app Instagram, a Vatican official announced.

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Easter Rising – Insurrection marked beginning of modern Irish Republic

Easter Rising – Insurrection marked beginning of modern Irish Republic

| Susan Gately | March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

100th anniversary of the event that left 500 dead, thousands injured

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Minneapolis pastor among Franciscans indicted in Pa. investigation

Minneapolis pastor among Franciscans indicted in Pa. investigation

| March 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

Three Franciscan priests, including one assigned to a Minneapolis parish, were charged with conspiracy for endangering the welfare of children as well as for endangering the welfare of children in connection with a two-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

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Catholics urged to sign petition calling for U.S. declaration of genocide

Catholics urged to sign petition calling for U.S. declaration of genocide

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The archbishop who serves as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked U.S. Catholics to sign a pledge calling for an end to the slaughter of Christians and members of other religious minority groups in the Middle East.

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