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New Ulm diocese files for bankruptcy in response to clergy sex abuse claims

New Ulm diocese files for bankruptcy in response to clergy sex abuse claims

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of New Ulm filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code March 3 in response to 101 lawsuits related to clergy sexual abuse claims made against it. The lawsuits were filed during the Minnesota Child Victims Act’s three-year lifting of the statute of limitations that ended May 25, 2015.

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Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Faith is a continuing path of growth and maturity that cannot progress without the presence of temptations, Pope Francis told priests of the Diocese of Rome.

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Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to safeguarding

Abuse survivor quits papal body, citing Vatican resistance to safeguarding

| Carol Glatz | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the founding members and the last remaining abuse survivor on the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has quit over what she described as resistance coming from Vatican offices against implementing recommendations.

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President honors spirit of Notre Dame student with rare disease

President honors spirit of Notre Dame student with rare disease

| Dennis Sadowski | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Megan Crowley, a University of Notre Dame student born with a rare disease, was recognized by President Donald Trump during his address to a joint session of Congress.

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Kentucky high school senior invited to attend Trump’s address to Congress

Kentucky high school senior invited to attend Trump’s address to Congress

| Ruby Thomas | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

When President Donald Trump delivered his first address before a joint session of Congress Feb. 28, Emma Nunn, a senior at Assumption High School in Louisville, was in the audience.

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Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

Pope: Lent breathes life into world asphyxiated by sin

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lent is a time to receive God’s breath of life, a breath that saves humanity from suffocating under the weight of selfishness, indifference and piety devoid of sincerity, Pope Francis said.

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Potential security threat closes DeLaSalle

Potential security threat closes DeLaSalle

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Lasallian school, which enrolls about 750 students in grades nine through 12, said the situation is unprecedented and closed the building to ensure the safety of students and staff. The investigation is ongoing while students have a “remote learning day.”

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Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

Corned beef conundrum: Some dioceses give St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday, as it does about every seven years, the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays collides with the long-held tradition of eating corned beef and cabbage.

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Local bishop says again Mary is not appearing in Medjugorje

Local bishop says again Mary is not appearing in Medjugorje

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Virgin Mary has not appeared in Medjugorje,” said Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, the diocese in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which includes Medjugorje.

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Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said.

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Pope to priests: Defend marriage ministering to those in irregular unions

Pope to priests: Defend marriage ministering to those in irregular unions

| Carol Glatz | February 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

Reaching out to and guiding couples in cohabitation with tenderness and compassion is essential to promoting and defending the sanctity of marriage, Pope Francis said.

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WINE conference keynotes talk ‘saints in the making,’ spiritual motherhood

WINE conference keynotes talk ‘saints in the making,’ spiritual motherhood

| Sarah Moon | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The conference, with the theme, “Small Things, Great Love: It’s What We Do,” included speakers, confession, prayer teams, shopping at Catholic vendors and Mass with Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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