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Crowd comes to march for different reasons but same message: Defend life

Crowd comes to march for different reasons but same message: Defend life

| Kurt Jensen | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ritual sights of the annual March for Life never seem to change.

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Pope says it’s ‘grave sin’ to deny God has blessed other Christians

Pope says it’s ‘grave sin’ to deny God has blessed other Christians

| Cindy Wooden | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just as divisions in society grow when wealth is not shared, divisions within Christianity grow when the richness of gifts God has given to one Christian church or community are not recognized and shared, Pope Francis said.

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New office for linking Latino families to Catholic schools launches on Lake Street

New office for linking Latino families to Catholic schools launches on Lake Street

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Lorena Trejo heard a radio spot pitching Catholic schools on a secular Spanish radio station. It piqued her interest, and she reached to out the source, the Catholic Schools Center for Excellence, which focuses on Catholic elementary school excellence and advancement in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Now her two children attend St. John the Baptist in Savage.

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Local pilgrims eager for World Youth Day in Panama

Local pilgrims eager for World Youth Day in Panama

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

World Youth Day in January works well for University of St. Thomas students Katie Duncan and Leo Kaardal.

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Seeking Christ’s face: Some believe hilltop shrine holds true relic

Seeking Christ’s face: Some believe hilltop shrine holds true relic

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, visitors see a transparent cloth encased between two glass panes within an ornate silver frame above the sanctuary’s altar.

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Shutdown finds Catholic Charities agencies working to meet growing needs

Shutdown finds Catholic Charities agencies working to meet growing needs

| Dennis Sadowski | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Robert Archie knows he’d be homeless if it wasn’t for the Rapid Re-housing program run by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey.

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‘Deception’ guided court cases that legalized abortion, archbishop says

‘Deception’ guided court cases that legalized abortion, archbishop says

| Mark Pattison | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The two Supreme Court cases that legalized abortion virtually on demand in the United States were based on “deception,” said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas.

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USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

| Carol Zimmermann | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mary Pat Donoghue, the new education secretary at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, knows that Catholic schools have to be creative not just to compete, but sometimes to survive.

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No place for ‘religious test’ in government, says Senate in unanimous vote

No place for ‘religious test’ in government, says Senate in unanimous vote

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Senate late Jan. 16 unanimously adopted a resolution “to reaffirm religious liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials.”

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Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

Vatican releases guidelines to help church fight human trafficking

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican has created a set of pastoral guidelines to inspire and improve the church’s work in addressing the crime of human trafficking and the care of its victims worldwide.

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Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse policies, Jesuit says

Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse policies, Jesuit says

| Cindy Wooden | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Only about half of the national bishops’ conferences in the world have adopted complete, Vatican-approved guidelines for handling accusations of clerical sexual abuse and promoting child protection, said the Jesuit named to moderate the Vatican’s February summit on abuse.

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Holy Cross Sisters help Ugandan women resist domestic violence

Holy Cross Sisters help Ugandan women resist domestic violence

| By Doreen Ajiambo | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not all that long ago, family members and residents of this small town in western Uganda mourned the loss of Sarah Baguma, who was stabbed to death by her husband in a domestic wrangle.

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