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In Chicago, three auxiliary bishops named; two auxiliaries retire

In Chicago, three auxiliary bishops named; two auxiliaries retire

Pope Francis has named three new auxiliary bishops for the Chicago archdiocese, Fathers Ronald Hicks, Robert Casey and Mark Bartosic, and he has accepted the resignations of Auxiliary Bishops George Rassas and Francis Kane of Chicago.

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Dioceses see ‘Humanae Vitae’ as insight into the beauty of family

Dioceses see ‘Humanae Vitae’ as insight into the beauty of family

The church’s teaching on artificial contraception and the role of procreation in marriage isn’t about difficult-to-follow rules in the eyes of Alice Heinzen, a veteran of marriage and family ministry in the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

At Texas center, bishops join in a warm welcome for recent arrivals

Some had been on the road for weeks, others for days, and some entered looking haggard and sunburned with little more than the clothes they were wearing, some holding the hands of their children as a group of Catholic bishops joined a chorus of hands applauding in welcome.

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Catholics remember, mourn victims killed in Maryland newspaper shooting

Catholics remember, mourn victims killed in Maryland newspaper shooting

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore offered prayers and support for the families and loved ones of five people murdered June 28 at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, a former longtime sports editor for the newspaper mourned his friends as exceptional journalists who also were good human beings.

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Filed plan outlines funding of archdiocese’s $210 million settlement

Filed plan outlines funding of archdiocese’s $210 million settlement

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The documents filed June 28 confirmed about $40 million of the fund will come from additional cash contributions from the archdiocese and parishes and includes cash from the sale of its properties, parishes contributions and a benefits fund.

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Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery celebrate 70 years

Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery celebrate 70 years

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1958, less than a decade after her community had set down roots in St. Paul, Benedictine Sister Mary Lou Dummer walked down the aisle in her wedding dress along with 11 other women at their priory, then on Summit Avenue.

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Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Kenneth O’Hotto, pastor of St. Mary in Waverly, immediately knew who to call when asked to host Rural Life Sunday, an annual celebration of rural life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Panel: Relationship between common good and business is critical

Panel: Relationship between common good and business is critical

| Susan Klemond | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Martin Schlag, Ryan Institute director and conference organizer, said that the common good is more than a “sum” of individual goods — it includes a “life in common.”

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Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

| Carol Glatz | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“None of us must feel ‘superior’ to anyone. None of us should look down at others from above. The only time we can look at a person in this way is when we are helping them to stand up,” Pope Francis said during a ceremony in which he elevated 14 bishops and archbishops from 11 different nations to the College of Cardinals June 28.

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Republicans help bring down their party’s ‘compromise’ immigration bill

Republicans help bring down their party’s ‘compromise’ immigration bill

| Rhina Guidos | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The proposal, which had been called a “compromise” bill by Republicans, would have provided some respite to youth brought to the country illegally as minors, as well as some $25 million in funding for part of a wall along the border with Mexico, which President Donald Trump desperately wants. 

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Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced June 27, the last day of the Supreme Court’s current term, that he is retiring July 31.

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Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens said that it’s important for people to recognize that immigrants “are seeking the same thing that [our] ancestors came here seeking” at a June 26 press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol.

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