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Parishioners with African ties send supplies hoping to stave off Ebola

Parishioners with African ties send supplies hoping to stave off Ebola

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The deadly spread of the Ebola virus in her homeland inspired Jannie Seibure, a parishioner at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center, to organize a drive to collect materials that can prevent more people from being infected.

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Local Church leaders participate in updated training

Local Church leaders participate in updated training

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enhanced ‘Essential 3’ roll-out part of implementing task force recommendations to better protect the young and vulnerable

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Kitui, Kenya partnership Q & A

Kitui, Kenya partnership Q & A

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Julie Woodruff, a parishioner of St. Joseph in Red Wing, visited Kitui, Kenya, during a previous diocesan global solidarity partnership trip. She will co-lead the 2014 delegation with Mike Haasl. Woodruff answered questions from The Catholic Spirit about the partnership:

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Local delegation headed to Kenya, will mark anniversary

Local delegation headed to Kenya, will mark anniversary

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt among group to celebrate 10-year partnership with Diocese of Kitui

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Infertility event will combine education, support, faith

Infertility event will combine education, support, faith

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Panel members include couples who have experienced infertility, doctor, adoption expert and priest

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God offers mercy, forgiveness  and reconciliation to all who  suffer, archbishop says

God offers mercy, forgiveness and reconciliation to all who suffer, archbishop says

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

At first healing Mass, archbishop calls on faithful to bring others to oneness

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USCCB president suggests Sept. 28 as day of prayer for upcoming synod

USCCB president suggests Sept. 28 as day of prayer for upcoming synod

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has joined Pope Francis and the office for the Synod of Bishops in encouraging a universal day of prayer Sept. 28 for the upcoming synod on the family.

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Bishop Cupich named to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

Bishop Cupich named to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

| Joyce Duriga | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Chicago now knows who will succeed Cardinal Francis E. George.

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Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process

Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process

| Francis X. Rocca | September 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

Two weeks before the start of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, the Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to reform the process of granting marriage annulments.

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Hosting date nights a way for parishes to help couples keep bond strong

Hosting date nights a way for parishes to help couples keep bond strong

| Carol Zimmermann | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

For many Catholic married couples, the training they received for their vocation started and ended with the required marriage preparation classes they took as engaged couples.

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Pope names five women to International Theological Commission

Pope names five women to International Theological Commission

| Francis X. Rocca | September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, who has said the Catholic Church has “not yet come up with a profound theology of womanhood,” named five women, a record number, to the International Theological Commission.

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Despite 50 years of ‘War on Poverty,’ prosperity for many seems elusive

Despite 50 years of ‘War on Poverty,’ prosperity for many seems elusive

| Mark Pattison | September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Census Bureau’s new statistics, released Sept. 16, poverty in the United States is down, but only slightly.

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