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Church official cautiously optimistic about DACA bills before Congress

Church official cautiously optimistic about DACA bills before Congress

| Carol Zimmermann | May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The executive director of the U.S. bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services gives credit to a group of moderate Republicans in Congress trying to revive interest in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation, or DACA, by their efforts to bring not just one bill, but four, to the House floor.

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New Venezuelan bishop makes first visit to archdiocese

New Venezuelan bishop makes first visit to archdiocese

| May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eight months into his episcopate, Bishop Helizandro Terán Bermúdez of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, got a sense of the 48-year partnership with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis when he visited the Twin Cities for the first time in mid-May.

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Historians’ approval moves Father Tolton’s sainthood cause forward

Historians’ approval moves Father Tolton’s sainthood cause forward

The canonization cause of Father Augustus Tolton received important approval from the Vatican’s historical consultants earlier this year, moving the cause forward.

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Not just what you see: Issues in Israel-Palestinian violence

Not just what you see: Issues in Israel-Palestinian violence

Sometimes, news is not just what meets the eye on the TV screen or a social media post.

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Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

Abuse survivor says pope told him God loves him the way he is

An abuse survivor, who had been disparaged for being a homosexual, said that Pope Francis told him that God made him that way and loved him for who he was.

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Archbishop: Naming Chaldean as cardinal is gift to struggling church

Archbishop: Naming Chaldean as cardinal is gift to struggling church

| Doreen Abi Raad | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ naming of Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako as cardinal is a gift to the Chaldean Catholic church, which has been struggling in the face of terrorism, said an Iraqi archbishop.

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Pope moves 12 sainthood causes ahead, including U.S. missionary’s

Pope moves 12 sainthood causes ahead, including U.S. missionary’s

| Cindy Wooden | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis issued decrees recognizing that 12 candidates for sainthood, including U.S. Sacred Heart Brother Norbert McAuliffe, lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.

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Group rallies to prevent tear-down of former St. Andrew church

Group rallies to prevent tear-down of former St. Andrew church

| May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A group of concerned citizens is asking a public charter school to reconsider plans to demolish the former St. Andrew church building in St. Paul’s Como Park neighborhood.

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Pope: Church must go where people are indifferent, hostile to the faith

Pope: Church must go where people are indifferent, hostile to the faith

| Carol Glatz | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The most desolate places in the world in need of Christ are where people are indifferent, even hostile to God and his love, Pope Francis said.

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New rosary app could be answer to parents’ prayers

New rosary app could be answer to parents’ prayers

| Anne Fredrickson | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

For parents who want to engage their children more fully in family devotions, the Bead by Bead Rosary app just might be the answer to their prayers.

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On Pentecost, Irish bishops urge a ‘no’ vote on abortion referendum

On Pentecost, Irish bishops urge a ‘no’ vote on abortion referendum

| Michael Kelly | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish bishops used Pentecost Sunday Masses to make a final appeal for people to reject a government proposal to remove the right to life of unborn children from the country’s constitution and pave the way for abortion up to 12 weeks’ gestation.

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Church is a mother, not a bachelor, pope says at morning Mass

Church is a mother, not a bachelor, pope says at morning Mass

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Without its feminine dimension, the Catholic Church risks becoming an old boy’s club and incapable of love, Pope Francis said.

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