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‘VatiLeaks’ trial: Author says he had duty to publish private documents

‘VatiLeaks’ trial: Author says he had duty to publish private documents

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

An Italian journalist said he was given private documents by a Vatican official detailing problems with financial reforms and that he had a duty to publish them.

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New rules ensure faith-based groups can vie for funding like other groups

New rules ensure faith-based groups can vie for funding like other groups

| Mark Pattison | April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nearly seven years in the making, the federal government has issued rules intended to allow faith-based organizations as well as neighborhood groups to apply for federal grants and awards on an equal footing with other nonprofits.

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A ministry of mercy tackles suicide epidemic on Lakota reservation

A ministry of mercy tackles suicide epidemic on Lakota reservation

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A sad reality on a number of Native American reservations is the high suicide rate. That is especially true on the Rosebud Reservation in south central South Dakota.

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Pope to visit Lesbos with Orthodox to highlight plight of refugees

Pope to visit Lesbos with Orthodox to highlight plight of refugees

| Carol Glatz | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

In an effort to highlight the dramatic situation of refugees left in limbo on the Greek island of Lesbos, Pope Francis and other Christian leaders will meet with the migrants April 16.

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Franciscan convent to shelter refugees

Franciscan convent to shelter refugees

| Carol Glatz | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A medieval Franciscan convent near Assisi, Italy, opened its doors once again to offer refugees shelter and assistance.

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ACCW to honor four women for parish volunteerism

ACCW to honor four women for parish volunteerism

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

At its annual convention April 29-30 at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park, the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will present Laywomen Volunteer Awards to four women.

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UST law prof outlines pro-life legal challenges

UST law prof outlines pro-life legal challenges

| Bridget Ryder | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Four specific threats to the dignity of human life are interrelated in contributing to laws that deny both the right to life and the natural rights of parents and children, said University of St. Thomas law professor Teresa Collett.

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Open Window Theatre postpones productions until building meets code

Open Window Theatre postpones productions until building meets code

| Susan Klemond | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Performances postponed until building meets code

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LifeTeen CEO: Love, examples help teens’ faith

LifeTeen CEO: Love, examples help teens’ faith

| Susan Klemond | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic youth are experiencing their own “climate change” as they face moral challenges at a younger age and lead busier lives that don’t allow time to consider their faith seriously, said LifeTeen president and CEO Randy Raus, who spoke April 8 at the 2016 LiveFamily! Expo at St. Raphael in Crystal.

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Dozens of parishes prepare for lawsuits

Dozens of parishes prepare for lawsuits

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A number of parishes implicated in child sex abuse claims should prepare for lawsuits related to those allegations to be filed before mid-May, according to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty-gritty of family life

A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty-gritty of family life

| Cindy Wooden | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ hymn to love and family life is more like a country song than a Disney tune.

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Pope names papal nuncio to Mexico to be new nuncio to the United States

Pope names papal nuncio to Mexico to be new nuncio to the United States

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to Mexico since 2007, to be the new apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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