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Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

| Patricia Zapor | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Latin America expert for Catholic Relief Services, the head of the bishops’ migration committee and the president of a Catholic college in Michigan were among those urging the government toward humanitarian responses to a surge of children and families crossing the U.S. border from Central America.

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Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul

Pope calls for prayers as militants chase all Christians out of Mosul

| Carol Glatz | July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

As the last Iraqi Christians in Mosul fled the city, Pope Francis urgently called for prayers, dialogue and peace.

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Pray 4 MH17

Pray 4 MH17

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Malaysian youths gather in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, July 18 for a candlelight vigil for passengers and crew of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17

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Pope prays for victims of downed plane, urges peace in Ukraine

Pope prays for victims of downed plane, urges peace in Ukraine

| Cindy Wooden | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though exactly what happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 remained unclear, Pope Francis offered prayers for the 298 passengers and crew members who died when it came down in eastern Ukraine.

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Archdiocese seeks leader for advocacy, child protection

Archdiocese seeks leader for advocacy, child protection

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is seeking a director to lead its enhanced victim advocacy and child protection in the new Office of Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards.

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Local group continues legacy of Vincentian priest

Local group continues legacy of Vincentian priest

| Kristi Anderson for The Catholic Spirit | July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 2004, more than 10,000 people from across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have experienced hope and healing through an annual six-day silent retreat created by Vincentian Father Joseph K. Bill.

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Feeding the hungry, with a twist

Feeding the hungry, with a twist

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Four friends from the retirement apartments, a woman who just lost her mom, a dad with two young children and a group of young people who study apologetics together. This is an unlikely group to come together to share a meal, company and conversation.

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‘I came for diapers, and left with hope’

‘I came for diapers, and left with hope’

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Women seeing success with life coaching at pregnancy resource centers

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Overheard – July 17, 2014

Overheard – July 17, 2014

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Such a humanitarian emergency demands as its first measure the urgent protection and properly taking in of these children.”

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Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomes plan to add military chaplaincy

Ukrainian Catholic Church welcomes plan to add military chaplaincy

| Jonathan Luxmoore | July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ukrainian government plans to re-establish military chaplaincies in the country’s embattled armed forces, nine months after they were abolished under Soviet rule.

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Knights of Columbus pledges $1.4 million to Special Olympics

Knights of Columbus pledges $1.4 million to Special Olympics

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus has pledged $1.4 million to help cover costs for next year’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. The donation, announced July 14 in Los Angeles, will help cover on-the-ground costs for the 7,000 participants expected to compete in the games. The contribution covers more than 8 percent of the Special […]

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