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Kansas seminarian believed drowned after saving life of kayaker on river

Kansas seminarian believed drowned after saving life of kayaker on river

| Christopher M. Riggs | July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brian Bergkamp, a seminarian from the Diocese of Wichita who was studying at a Maryland seminary, is believed dead after saving the life of a woman who fell into the Arkansas River July 9.

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Cathedral to hold Philando Castile’s funeral

Cathedral to hold Philando Castile’s funeral

| July 12, 2016 | 6 Comments

Philando’s mother, Valerie Castile, requested to hold the service at the Cathedral because she wished the funeral to be an ecumenical opportunity for “people to come together in a new way” and pray for peace and reconciliation.

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Experts: Cardinal Sarah’s Mass comments encourage what canon law permits

Experts: Cardinal Sarah’s Mass comments encourage what canon law permits

| Colleen Dulle | July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recent comments by a high-ranking Vatican official have sparked questions about the direction priests should face while celebrating Mass, but the Vatican spokesman said Pope Francis has made it clear no changes are foreseen.

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Father Tegeder dies in hospice care

Father Tegeder dies in hospice care

| July 11, 2016 | 3 Comments

Two Minneapolis churches remember Father Tegeder as listener, unifier

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Film about Benedictine nuns a story of hope amid darkness, says director

Film about Benedictine nuns a story of hope amid darkness, says director

| Allana Haynes | July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anne Fontaine, director of “Coco Before Chanel” and “Gemma Bovery,” released her most recent work, “The Innocents,” about a group of Benedictine nuns in Warsaw, Poland, raped by soldiers after World War II and the doctor who comes to their aid.

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World Youth Day leaders tell pilgrims to prepare sensibly, spiritually

World Youth Day leaders tell pilgrims to prepare sensibly, spiritually

| Colleen Dulle | July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

As World Youth Day approaches, U.S. organizers offered tips on how pilgrims can prepare logistically, spiritually and even digitally.

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Pope signs decrees in causes for U.S. bishop, martyr of Nazi regime

Pope signs decrees in causes for U.S. bishop, martyr of Nazi regime

| Carol Glatz | July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of a U.S. bishop, who ministered to California farmworkers and the poor, and recognized the martyrdom of an Italian layman, who died en route to a Nazi death camp after refusing to recite allegiance to Adolf Hitler.

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Bishops urge passage of conscience protection bill regarding abortion

Bishops urge passage of conscience protection bill regarding abortion

| July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees are urging Congress to pass the Conscience Protection Act of 2016 as an “immediate federal remedy” for government “coercion on abortion.”

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Archbishop Hebda at Mass for peace: Pray for healing of community divisions

Archbishop Hebda at Mass for peace: Pray for healing of community divisions

| July 8, 2016 | 5 Comments

“Feeling that pain in our community and beyond, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, helpless, anxious, and yet it is precisely in those moments that we know our own weakness that we have the opportunity to make known the love and strength of our God, a God that offered a great a hope to his people at a time when they were hopeless,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect new church demographics

U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day reflect new church demographics

| Tom Tracy | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the church in the U.S. has shown an increasing presence of Spanish-speaking Catholics, so will the tens of thousands of young people traveling to 2016 edition of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.

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‘Amoris Laetitia’ at three months: Communion question still debated

‘Amoris Laetitia’ at three months: Communion question still debated

| Cindy Wooden | July 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Three months after the publication of Pope Francis’ exhortation on marriage and family, bishops and bishops’ conferences around the world are studying practical ways to apply it. Some still disagree on what exactly the pope meant.

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Pope taps Chicago archbishop as member of Congregation for Bishops

Pope taps Chicago archbishop as member of Congregation for Bishops

| Cindy Wooden | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich a member of the Congregation for Bishops, the office that advises the pope on the nomination of bishops around the world.

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