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In Pictures

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

A NEW HOME
FASTING FOR REFORM

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Overheard – December 5, 2013

Overheard – December 5, 2013

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Once this conviction disappears, so do solid and lasting foundations for the defense of human rights, which would always be subject to the passing whims of the powers that be.”

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Archdiocese receives court’s OK to proceed with disclosure

Archdiocese receives court’s OK to proceed with disclosure

| December 2, 2013

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis received approval from a Ramsey County judge Dec. 2 to release information about priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in the archdiocese.

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In conversations with parishioners, pope reveals he once was a bouncer

In conversations with parishioners, pope reveals he once was a bouncer

| Carol Glatz | December 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

In addition to having worked sweeping floors and running tests in a chemical laboratory as a teenager, Pope Francis revealed he also used to work as a bouncer.

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Pope says only men can be priests, but women must have voice in church

Pope says only men can be priests, but women must have voice in church

| Cindy Wooden | November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church is not going to change its position on the inadmissibility of women priests, Pope Francis said, but it does have to stop linking all decision making to ordination and allow women to have a voice in deliberations.

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Pope frames vision for church outreach at every level

Pope frames vision for church outreach at every level

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here are a few of the main features of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), which was released Nov. 26 at the Vatican:

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Vatican officials say pope’s document provides map for church’s future

Vatican officials say pope’s document provides map for church’s future

| Cindy Wooden | November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on sharing the joy of the Gospel is a call to faith-filled optimism, recognizing challenges but knowing that God’s love and lordship will prevail, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, introducing the text to the media.

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Pope: Opposition to abortion isn’t ‘conservative,’ it’s result of faith

Pope: Opposition to abortion isn’t ‘conservative,’ it’s result of faith

| Cindy Wooden | November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Defending human dignity and protecting society’s most vulnerable necessarily means protecting the unborn and defending their right to life, Pope Francis said in his apostolic exhortation.

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Timing for disclosure moved to December

Timing for disclosure moved to December

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a Nov. 22 statement, the archdiocese said it just learned that a meeting with a Ramsey County judge has been scheduled for Dec. 2. The archdiocese is prepared to release information once the judge concurs with its plan.

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CCHD collection helps local workers recover unpaid wages

CCHD collection helps local workers recover unpaid wages

| Jennifer Janikula | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Exploited workers fighting to recover unpaid wages are one of many populations that benefit from the funds donated through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

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Taking the show on the road

Taking the show on the road

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lino Rulli, a St. Paul native and host of Sirius/XM Radio’s “The Catholic Guy,” broadcast the program Nov. 11-14 from the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. The following are excerpts from Catholic Spirit reporter Dianne Towalski’s interview with Rulli.

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Overheard – November 21, 2013

Overheard – November 21, 2013

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I want to recommend some medicine for all of you. It’s a spiritual medicine. Don’t forget to take it. It’s good for your heart, for your soul, for your whole life.”

Pope Francis, encouraging people to pray the rosary, at the end of his Nov. 17 Sunday Angelus address

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