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Pittsburgh bishop says report will be ‘sad, tragic description’ of events

Pittsburgh bishop says report will be ‘sad, tragic description’ of events

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once it is released, a grand jury report on a months-long investigation into abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses covering a 70-year span “will be a sad and tragic description of events that occurred within the church,” Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik said Aug. 4.

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Pope prays Blessed Paul VI will intercede for ‘church he loved so much’

Pope prays Blessed Paul VI will intercede for ‘church he loved so much’

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the 40th anniversary of the death of Blessed Paul VI, Pope Francis went into the grotto under St. Peter’s Basilica to pray at his predecessor’s simple tomb.

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Faith is a relationship, not a set of rules, pope says at Angelus

Faith is a relationship, not a set of rules, pope says at Angelus

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Doing God’s will means first of all believing in Jesus and allowing love for him to translate into love for one’s neighbors, Pope Francis said.

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Use internet to promote tourism that respects environment, Vatican says

Use internet to promote tourism that respects environment, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

With more and more people planning their vacations online and sharing their experiences digitally, the tourism industry and tourists themselves should pay more attention to using online forums to encourage respect for the locales visited and for the communities that live there, the Vatican said.

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After violent protests left them stranded in Haiti, St. Joseph mission trip team home safe

After violent protests left them stranded in Haiti, St. Joseph mission trip team home safe

| August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dave Berg can rest a little easier these days. He — and 16 other adults he led on a mission trip to Haiti — are home after protests over a spike in fuel prices closed airports, stranding them in the Caribbean nation.

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In Washington, former sacristan remembers life with Oscar Romero

In Washington, former sacristan remembers life with Oscar Romero

| Rhina Guidos | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Marcelo Perdomo didn’t think an earthly brush with holiness would take place in his native El Salvador next to the parish priest.

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For Hondurans, staying home more perilous than taking the migrant path

For Hondurans, staying home more perilous than taking the migrant path

| David Agren | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Maria’s nightmare started with gang members demanding that her husband pay a “war tax” — a euphemism for extortion — on a cargo truck he owned. He always paid the $250, but gangsters killed him anyway, bursting into their San Pedro Sula home two years ago and dragging him away. His body was found shortly after, with signs of torture and six gunshot wounds to the head.

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North Minneapolis family suffers trauma, finds hope and help from St. Bridget parish community

North Minneapolis family suffers trauma, finds hope and help from St. Bridget parish community

| August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mommy, Kayden’s dead!”

These words horrified Nicolle Peltier the morning of June 11. They came over the phone, in a call alerting her that an SUV fleeing police had slammed into three of her seven children playing at a north Minneapolis park with her husband, Kyle.

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New Pew survey looks at why Americans go or don’t go to church services

New Pew survey looks at why Americans go or don’t go to church services

| Steve Larkin | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Pew Research Center survey found that the main reason Americans attend worship services is to feel closer to God, but those who do not regularly attend worship services have a wider variety of motivations.

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Catechism change shows ‘true dogmatic progress,’ archbishop says

Catechism change shows ‘true dogmatic progress,’ archbishop says

| Cindy Wooden | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert that capital punishment is morally inadmissible shows how the church can grow in its understanding of the implications of basic tenets of faith, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization.

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Weight-lifting priest builds muscle and relationships

Weight-lifting priest builds muscle and relationships

| Jessica Weinberger | August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the pristine University of St. Thomas weight room in St. Paul, Father John Floeder, 36, walks purposefully among the students fitting in circuits over summer break to a set of tall, metal power racks to start a routine he repeats up to four times per week.

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Learning, leadership, sacredness all part of Catholic Daughters convention

Learning, leadership, sacredness all part of Catholic Daughters convention

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Camaraderie, learning, new leadership and the sacred were in sharp focus at the Catholic Daughters of the Americas 57th Biennial National Convention in Sioux Falls.

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