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Three local women become consecrated virgins this year.  What does that mean?

Three local women become consecrated virgins this year. What does that mean?

| Jessica Weinberger | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“There is no doubt in my mind that I was born for this.” – Susan Spiegelberg

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New school aims to educate south metro Catholics

New school aims to educate south metro Catholics

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A new high school set to open in Burnsville in the fall of 2019 hopes to serve Catholic families in the south metro of the Twin Cities. Local Catholic business leader Tom Bengtson, who helped launch Chesterton Academy in 2008, and retired NFL player and former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk are teaming up to open Unity High School at Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville.

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Pittsburgh parishes asked to collect funds for Jewish congregations

Pittsburgh parishes asked to collect funds for Jewish congregations

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Pittsburgh will take up a special collection for the three Jewish congregations that worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue, which was attacked by a gunman.

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Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

Caravan heads to Mexico City; Guadalupe basilica opens for migrants

| David Agren | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The caravan of migrants making its way through Mexico has started arriving in Mexico City, where the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the world’s most-visited Marian shrine, has opened its shelter for pilgrims to weary Central American migrants.

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Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

Government seeks to survey church property for border wall

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal officials sought entry to two properties belonging to the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, seeking to survey the land for construction of a border wall on it, but in an Oct. 29 statement, Brownsville Bishop Daniel E. Flores said he did not consent to such use because such a structure “would limit freedom of the church to exercise her mission in the Rio Grande Valley.”

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Federal authorities order USCCB, dioceses to retain documents

Federal authorities order USCCB, dioceses to retain documents

| Rhina Guidos | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

An attorney for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has confirmed that federal officials have asked the organization to keep documents and other files that might pertain to possible sex abuse allegations and other matters and to order the same of all dioceses around the country.

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Women religious vow solidarity in fight against human trafficking

Women religious vow solidarity in fight against human trafficking

| Dennis Sadowski | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

There was a time years ago when Flor Molina was working in a Southern California sewing factory, earning a scant wage and sleeping at night in a storage room not far from the factory floor.

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New coordinating body for Catholic charismatic activities announced

New coordinating body for Catholic charismatic activities announced

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The two international bodies that had been supporting and coordinating the international activities of charismatic Catholics will become one new organization.

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Pope Francis prays for Coptic Orthodox Christians after terrorist attack

Pope Francis prays for Coptic Orthodox Christians after terrorist attack

| Carol Glatz | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a deadly attack against Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt, Pope Francis prayed for the victims, their families and the entire Christian community.

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Asia Bibi’s acquittal of blasphemy challenged in Pakistan Supreme Court

Asia Bibi’s acquittal of blasphemy challenged in Pakistan Supreme Court

| Simon Caldwell | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The acquittal of a Pakistani Catholic woman sentenced to hang for blasphemy is to be challenged in the country’s Supreme Court, according to her husband.

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Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

| Carol Zimmermann | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined ways it said the U.S. bishops have failed to police themselves even since their 2002 gathering in Dallas about clergy sex abuse when they “promised that the church’s days of concealment and inaction were over.”

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Serving country, aiding soldiers second nature for Medal of Honor winner

Serving country, aiding soldiers second nature for Medal of Honor winner

| Zoey Maraist | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

When describing life-altering decisions and brave moments of selflessness, former Army Staff Sgt. and Medal of Honor recipient Ronald Shurer speaks succinctly and matter-of-factly, as if his actions were the most natural thing in the world.

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