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Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits

Pope highlights sanctity of life in Year of Mercy visits

| Cindy Wooden | September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis donned a green hospital gown over his white cassock and entered the neonatal unit of a Rome hospital, peering in the incubators, making the sign of the cross and encouraging worried parents.

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Bishop, other leaders call for peace, unity after attack in St. Cloud

Bishop, other leaders call for peace, unity after attack in St. Cloud

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

One day after a knife-wielding man injured nine people at a shopping mall near St. Cloud, Bishop Donald Kettler called for prayers for those impacted by the violence.

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Dedicated to battling the devil, noted Italian exorcist dies at 91

Dedicated to battling the devil, noted Italian exorcist dies at 91

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pauline Father Gabriele Amorth, an Italian priest renowned for his work in dispelling demons, died at the age of 91.

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Cello on a stick: Woman with religious hopes wins State Fair talent competition

Cello on a stick: Woman with religious hopes wins State Fair talent competition

| September 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Anne Goedtke loves the Minnesota State Fair.
This year, the Fair loved her back.

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Archdiocese discloses information on priest accused of abuse

Archdiocese discloses information on priest accused of abuse

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released the name and assignment history Sept. 16 of deceased priest Father William Hough, who has a substantiated claim against him of sexually abusing a minor while he was a priest of the archdiocese.

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High stakes for religious freedom, free speech seen in U.S. election

High stakes for religious freedom, free speech seen in U.S. election

| Tom Tracy | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

With every passing U.S. election cycle, First Amendment and religious freedom-minded voters and watchdogs might be tempted to think, “This is the election that will most matter in our lifetimes.”

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Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

Pope urges Christians to believe in the ‘logic’ of the resurrection

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christians are called to believe in the logic of the resurrection of the body and not succumb to heresies that reduce it to a mere spiritual experience, Pope Francis said.

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In tough election year, Catholics urged to avoid cynicism, work for change

In tough election year, Catholics urged to avoid cynicism, work for change

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

In his 50 years of voting in U.S. elections, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said Sept. 15 he has never seen the two major parties offer “two such deeply flawed” presidential nominees “at the same time.”

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Notre Dame event with Ginsburg focuses on her life, not court decisions

Notre Dame event with Ginsburg focuses on her life, not court decisions

| Molly Gettinger | September 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

In a visit to the University of Notre Dame Sept. 12, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg steered away from abortion, same-sex marriage and other major issues and instead focused on her hope to find common ground.

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Pope, cardinals continue looking at process for choosing bishops

Pope, cardinals continue looking at process for choosing bishops

| Cindy Wooden | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and members of the international Council of Cardinals advising him on church governance once again discussed ways to improve the process of identifying the best priests to become bishops.

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Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help those in need do not follow the spirit of Jesus who took upon himself the sufferings of others, Pope Francis said.

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