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Archbishop Flynn in his own words

Archbishop Flynn in his own words

| Christina Capecchi | September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Harry Flynn was a beloved storyteller, but when asked to reflect on his own life, it became clear he was more interested in others’ lives. Still, he spoke of his journey with a keen self-awareness and deep gratitude.

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Retired Bishop John Francis Kinney dies at age 82

Retired Bishop John Francis Kinney dies at age 82

| September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bishop John Francis Kinney, bishop emeritus of St. Cloud, died Sept. 27 at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. He was 82.

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Funeral for retired Archbishop Harry J. Flynn recording available

Funeral for retired Archbishop Harry J. Flynn recording available

| September 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The funeral Mass for retired Archbishop Harry J. Flynn will be live streamed here Monday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.

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Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession

Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession

| Michael Sainsbury | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania have become the latest in the country to pass legislation criminalizing priests who fail to report the abuse of children disclosed during confession. The country’s six states and two territories are all expected have such laws in place in coming months.

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Prayerful sharing highlights first pre-synod prayer, listening event

Prayerful sharing highlights first pre-synod prayer, listening event

| September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Bob White, pastor of St. Victoria in Victoria, got a front row seat to the first Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event, which was held at his parish about 15 miles west of the Twin Cities and drew 310 people from as far away as St. Paul.

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Documentary shows the horror of China’s forced-abortion policy

Documentary shows the horror of China’s forced-abortion policy

| Kurt Jensen | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The documentary “One Child Nation” (Amazon) is not, in any Catholic sense, a pro-life film, yet there’s a great deal in it, some of it explicit, to show the horror of not government-sanctioned — but government-mandated — abortions and forced sterilizations.

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How Jim Ennis transformed Catholic Rural Life

How Jim Ennis transformed Catholic Rural Life

| Christina Capecchi | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Jim Ennis became executive director of Catholic Rural Life, his youngest child was a first grader. Today that boy is 18, and the father of five finds himself on the cusp of an empty nest.

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The quiet, urgent work of Catholic Rural Life plows ahead

The quiet, urgent work of Catholic Rural Life plows ahead

| Christina Capecchi | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is something almost sacramental about the life of the rural family.”

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Institute for Priestly Formation puts spiritual lives of priests front and center

Institute for Priestly Formation puts spiritual lives of priests front and center

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

For Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens, there was a before and after in his spiritual life.

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Calumny, slander is a ‘diabolical cancer,’ pope says

Calumny, slander is a ‘diabolical cancer,’ pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The act of bearing false witness to destroy someone is an attack against the body of the Church, Pope Francis said.

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Sisters’ network fights the buying, selling of human beings

Sisters’ network fights the buying, selling of human beings

| Paige Hanley | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Knowing that human trafficking is taking place across the globe and often involves forcing victims across borders, a global coalition of Catholic sisters met to strategize ways to fight the criminal business and work with advocates of civil justice.

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Careful engagement with popular movements needed, former official says

Careful engagement with popular movements needed, former official says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

When engaging with popular movements, the Catholic Church must keep its focus on their work with the poor and not be dragged into ideological debates, a former Vatican official said.

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