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U.S. Catholics join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

U.S. Catholics join pope in praying for victims of London attacks

U.S. Catholics joined Pope Francis and the rest of the world in expressing sorrow for those killed and severely injured in the latest terrorist attacks in London the night of June 3.

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President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

President takes travel ban battle to U.S. Supreme Court — and Twitter

| Rhina Guidos | June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a series of tweets June 5, U.S. President Donald Trump seemed to express frustration with his own lawyers’ efforts to push forward with a revised version of a plan that seeks to temporarily ban travelers and refugees from certain majority Muslim countries, and said the lawyers “should have stayed with the original travel ban.”

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As school year ends, pope tells students: Don’t fear goodbyes, unknown

As school year ends, pope tells students: Don’t fear goodbyes, unknown

| Carol Glatz | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Life is a long series of hellos and goodbyes, so don’t be afraid to let go of the past; remember old friends, but keep moving and be open to the new, Pope Francis told students as the school year was coming to an end.

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Catholic organizations decry U.S. decision to abandon climate accord

Catholic organizations decry U.S. decision to abandon climate accord

Catholic leaders said President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement snubs the needs of impoverished people around the world and eschews responsibility to begin addressing the causes of global warming.

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Shieldsville parish to raise funds June 23 for Philippine medical mission

Shieldsville parish to raise funds June 23 for Philippine medical mission

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Victor Valencia will have a fundraiser at St. Patrick June 23 with a presentation about the mission, a meal and live music. The 2018 Bais Bay Philippine Medical Mission needs $55,000 for its medical expenses.

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Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

| Carol Zimmermann | June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 125-page document leaked to the press May 31 — and under final review by the White House Office of Management and Budget — details objections to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employers cover contraceptives in their employee health plans despite their moral objections to such coverage.

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Restorers unveil frescoed chambers in Catacombs of St. Domitilla

Restorers unveil frescoed chambers in Catacombs of St. Domitilla

| Carol Glatz | May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catacombs of St. Domitilla are believed to be the world’s oldest existing Christian cemetery and are among the largest in Italy with a total of some 150,000 burial spots.

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School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The final omnibus bills demonstrated concessions from both major parties, but they were “geared to reach certain electoral constituencies or serving special interests,” Adkins said, pointing the finger at both sides of the aisle.

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‘I knocked and I found,’ says Catholic convert Father Wittnebel

‘I knocked and I found,’ says Catholic convert Father Wittnebel

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

In searching for truth, Father Wittnebel came upon Catholic TV station Eternal Word Television Network. He found the speakers inspiring and the daily Mass broadcast a regular source of spiritual nourishment.

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Father VanHoose’s vocation netted through national ministry in West St. Paul

Father VanHoose’s vocation netted through national ministry in West St. Paul

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Chad VanHoose, 34, had every intention of serving only one year with NET Ministries after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005 with a nursing degree. That lone year turned into seven with the West St. Paul-based ministry.

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Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

Trust, not certainty, guided Father Sandquist’s discernment

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Sandquist was attending an engineering job fair in college when he started to feel “not quite at peace about my future,” he said. He went back to his dorm room to reflect, and priesthood popped into his mind, filling him with “excitement and joy.”

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Taking ‘wrong class’ prompted Father Baker to enter seminary

Taking ‘wrong class’ prompted Father Baker to enter seminary

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Paul Baker remembers a time when sleep was hard to come by. He had graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2009 with majors in history and geography, and thought he might go on to graduate school in library science.

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