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Same-sex attraction needs more attention in parishes, say speakers

Same-sex attraction needs more attention in parishes, say speakers

| Dan Meloy | August 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Clarifying the Catholic Church’s position and preaching to those with same-sex attraction are critically important to evangelizing in today’s world, speakers said during an Aug. 10-12 conference at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth.

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Central African religious leaders share U.N. prize for reconciliation

Central African religious leaders share U.N. prize for reconciliation

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Three religious leaders — including a Catholic archbishop — have been honored for promoting interfaith reconciliation in the conflict-torn Central African Republic.

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Judge orders release of immigrant families within 60 days

Judge orders release of immigrant families within 60 days

| Patricia Zapor | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

A federal judge Aug. 21 gave the Obama administration 60 days — until Oct. 23 — to release the hundreds of immigrant mothers and children being held in locked detention centers.

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Labor Day statement: Reflection, action ‘critical’ for care of workers

Labor Day statement: Reflection, action ‘critical’ for care of workers

| Mark Pattison | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Individual reflection and action is critical” when it comes to improving the conditions of workers in the United States and elsewhere, said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in the U.S. bishops’ annual Labor Day statement.

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Diocese of St. Augustine prepares for 450th anniversary of settlement

Diocese of St. Augustine prepares for 450th anniversary of settlement

| Margo C. Pope | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of St. Augustine will join the city of St. Augustine in celebrating the 450th anniversary of the first permanent settlement of European origin in what became the continental United States.

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Going to Rome for Year of Mercy? Make Holy Door reservation

Going to Rome for Year of Mercy? Make Holy Door reservation

| Cindy Wooden | August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Drawing on the experience of the public exposition of the Shroud of Turin, Vatican officials are adopting a reservation system for pilgrims who want to cross the threshold of the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica during the Year of Mercy.

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U.S. priest: Spiritual costs of Cuban embargo have been high

U.S. priest: Spiritual costs of Cuban embargo have been high

| Rhina Guidos | August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

“The embargo has literally put a block between two hands, two sister churches working together,” Father Molina said. “The church in the United States is very much a missionary church that goes to very different places around the world, not only to spend time with their brothers and sisters, but also to help them.”

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Siena Symposium hosts well-timed workshop on family

Siena Symposium hosts well-timed workshop on family

| Bridget Ryder | August 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Participants explore St. John Paul II’s ‘Letter to Families’ amid gay marriage issue, World Meeting of Families

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Could videos prompt passage of MN abortion oversight law?

Could videos prompt passage of MN abortion oversight law?

| Jonathan Liedl | August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Recently released videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and distributing fetal tissue from aborted fetuses in other states could help push a long sought-after licensing and inspection bill over the final hurdle in Minnesota.

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Brother-artist to lead Day of Prayer with religious Sept. 13

Brother-artist to lead Day of Prayer with religious Sept. 13

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Year of Consecrated Life event to be held at St. Mary’s University Center in Minneapolis.

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‘Planned Parenthood sells baby parts’ protest Aug. 22

‘Planned Parenthood sells baby parts’ protest Aug. 22

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

More than 300 protests across the country — including one in St. Paul — are expected to be held Aug. 22 in response to Planned Parenthood’s alleged illegal selling of organs of aborted fetuses.

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Panel to discuss putting encyclical into practice

Panel to discuss putting encyclical into practice

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Join Minnesota bishops and other Catholic experts in a conversation about “Laudato Si’ — On care for our common home” Sept. 9 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

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