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Pope Francis denies knowing of allegations against McCarrick

Pope Francis denies knowing of allegations against McCarrick

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Nearly a year later, Pope Francis denied claims made by a former apostolic nuncio to the United States who accused him and other church officials of failing to act on accusations of abuse of conscience and power by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

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Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

| Carol Zimmermann | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28.

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Letter and spirit: Using universal law to guide local churches on abuse

Letter and spirit: Using universal law to guide local churches on abuse

| Carol Glatz | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ latest effort to help the Catholic Church safeguard its members from abuse and hold its leaders accountable came in the form of a new universal law, “Vos estis lux mundi” (“You are the light of the world”), which takes effect June 1.

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Archbishop: Newly-ordained priests called to discern, serve

Archbishop: Newly-ordained priests called to discern, serve

| May 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Urging them to discern God’s will and serve others, Arcbishop Bernard Hebda ordained five men to the priesthood May 25 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Priesthood ordination recorded live from the Cathedral of Saint Paul

Priesthood ordination recorded live from the Cathedral of Saint Paul

| May 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Priesthood Ordination live from the Cathedral of Saint Paul

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Grandmother’s paintings dedicated for display at Our Lady of Lourdes

Grandmother’s paintings dedicated for display at Our Lady of Lourdes

| May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mildred Griffith was a teenager in the early 1900s when she started painting religious art. Two of her pieces now are going to reside at Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis, where her grandson, Father Daniel Griffith, is the pastor.

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Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by Senate passing confession bill

Archbishop ‘deeply disappointed’ by Senate passing confession bill

| Pablo Kay | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said he was “deeply disappointed” by the California Senate’s passage of a bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession.

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Pope: Sport strengthens friendships, brings out best of body, mind

Pope: Sport strengthens friendships, brings out best of body, mind

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

For young men and women, competitive sports like soccer not only help strengthen their bodies, but also help strengthen their souls in creating last bonds of friendship through teamwork, Pope Francis said.

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Restored bells ring in new era for St. Bernard

Restored bells ring in new era for St. Bernard

| May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bells chiming in St. Bernard’s renovated bell towers since Easter Sunday signal more than sacred times in St. Paul’s North End neighborhood.

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Bishop ‘profoundly saddened’ by deaths, damage from Midwest storms

Bishop ‘profoundly saddened’ by deaths, damage from Midwest storms

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee May 24 called for “prayers for the victims and their grieving families and communities” affected by devastating storms from Texas to Illinois.

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All children deserve a home, pope says, encouraging adoption

All children deserve a home, pope says, encouraging adoption

With so many children in the world needing a good home and so many couples unable to have children, there must be a way to make adoption easier and less costly, Pope Francis said.

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Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, to head Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan

Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, to head Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan

Pope Francis has named Bishop Robert Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, to head the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan.

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