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Christian activists warn of slaughter of Syrian civilians in Afrin

Christian activists warn of slaughter of Syrian civilians in Afrin

| Dale Gavlak | March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian activists warn that 1 million Syrian civilians will face certain slaughter in northwestern Afrin, where they allege Turkey and its militant allies have already carried out “war crimes” and “ethnic cleansing.”

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No parking zone: Christians need to journey, take risks, pope says

No parking zone: Christians need to journey, take risks, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

True Christians take risks to constantly seek out Christ, because they know that receiving God’s grace is just the beginning of a lifelong journey toward real joy, Pope Francis said.

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Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

| March 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

A good confessor is a good listener, Pope Francis said.

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St. Louis Park parish part of Gregorian chant revival

St. Louis Park parish part of Gregorian chant revival

| Chaz Muth and Jose Montoya | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Senson grew up in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area in the 1980s and his exposure to music in his home parish sounded remarkably similar to the tunes played on popular radio stations in the region.

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Families praise cardinal’s plan to expand parish outreach to them

Families praise cardinal’s plan to expand parish outreach to them

| Mark Zimmermann | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Those who attended the March 4 Mass where Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington issued a new pastoral plan for parishes to implement “Amoris Laetitia” said they welcomed the cardinal’s initiative to expand and strengthen outreach to married couples and families.

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Hispanic Catholics seen as the emerging ‘voice, conscience’ of church

Hispanic Catholics seen as the emerging ‘voice, conscience’ of church

| Michael Brown | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hispanic Catholics are being called “to be the ecclesial voice and conscience of the church in the U.S.,” said Hosffman Ospino, a leading expert on the intersection of Catholicism and Latino culture.

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Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

| Carol Glatz | March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero.

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Week of March 8-14 honors Catholic women religious

Week of March 8-14 honors Catholic women religious

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Events around the country are marking National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14. It’s the fifth annual celebration of women religious taking place during National Women’s History Month.

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Pope, cardinal advisers studying regional tribunals for abuse cases

Pope, cardinal advisers studying regional tribunals for abuse cases

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of establishing regional tribunals around the world that would judge cases of sexual abuse allegedly committed by clergy, the Vatican spokesman said.

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MCC: Some firearms regulations could serve common good

MCC: Some firearms regulations could serve common good

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

As gun control advocates have focused on the Minnesota State Capitol in the weeks following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, the Legislature has delayed gun regulation bills. Minnesota Catholic Conference Executive Director Jason Adkins doesn’t anticipate the state’s legislative response to gun control to change this session.

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In wake of gun violence, local Catholic high schools review safety measures

In wake of gun violence, local Catholic high schools review safety measures

| March 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul dealt with copycat effects in the weeks following a tragic shooting at a Parkland, Florida, school in February.

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Immigrants, advocates navigating post-DACA-deadline landscape

Immigrants, advocates navigating post-DACA-deadline landscape

| Mark Pattison | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The last government shutdown — well, threatened shutdown, anyway — seems so long ago.

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