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World needs humble leaders unafraid to meet their enemies, pope says

World needs humble leaders unafraid to meet their enemies, pope says

| Carol Glatz | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world needs leaders who are humble and willing to talk with their enemies with the aim of leading their countries toward peace, Pope Francis said.

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11th Circuit ruling ‘finally’ ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate

11th Circuit ruling ‘finally’ ends EWTN court fight over HHS mandate

| December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The chairman and CEO of the Eternal Word Television Network said the global Catholic media organization is “grateful that finally” it no longer “has to worry about being forced to choose between massive fines and following our faith.”

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Ethicist: Gene-editing human embryos ‘a train wreck of a thing to do’

Ethicist: Gene-editing human embryos ‘a train wreck of a thing to do’

| Mark Pattison | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The revelation in late November that a Chinese researcher had edited genes in human embryos and then implanted them in a woman was “a train wreck of a thing to do,” said an ethicist at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.

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Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christians can turn Christmas into a “pagan” or “mundane” holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and his promise to come again, Pope Francis said.

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If gay priests, religious can’t be celibate, they should leave, pope says

If gay priests, religious can’t be celibate, they should leave, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has been slow to recognize the presence of homosexual men in the priesthood, which is why superiors must exercise care in helping gay candidates prepare for a life of celibacy or leave the seminary, Pope Francis said.

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Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life of public service

Nation mourns death of 41st president, recalls his life of public service

| Julie Asher | December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

When he was running for re-election in 1992, President George H.W. Bush told Catholic News Service that he believed that a strong religious faith could provide “an extra shot of strength when you need it.”

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In response to global warming, the idea of personal sacrifice resurfaces

In response to global warming, the idea of personal sacrifice resurfaces

| Dennis Sadowski | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A major scientific report by 13 federal agencies that concludes that climate change poses dire economic consequences to the United States and already is affecting the well being of people serves as a warning that demands action to protect the earth, Catholics working on environmental concerns said.

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Catholic school graduate has role in pro-life film ‘Unplanned’

Catholic school graduate has role in pro-life film ‘Unplanned’

| Joseph P. Owens | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Maura Corsini, who graduated four years ago from a Catholic high school in Delaware, has landed a role in the upcoming film “Unplanned,” which tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood administrator who converted to the pro-life movement.

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For Catholic Studies, 25th anniversary means looking ahead

For Catholic Studies, 25th anniversary means looking ahead

| Sam Patet | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Dec. 8, more than 600 guests will gather in St. Paul to celebrate a significant milestone: the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Studies program at the University of St. Thomas.

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Having withstood wind and fire, Shakopee church marks 150 years

Having withstood wind and fire, Shakopee church marks 150 years

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Mark church in Shakopee underwent renovations in the 2000s — twice. In 2005, a fire broke out in the church during a renovation project, decimating the inside of the sanctuary. The damage was repaired, and the church continues to serve Catholics in the Shakopee area as it marks its 150th anniversary.

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Ukrainian Catholics fear new war after naval clashes

Ukrainian Catholics fear new war after naval clashes

| Jonathan Luxmoore | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in Ukraine said people fear a full-scale war with Russia, after a naval confrontation prompted the imposition of martial law in Ukraine’s eastern regions.

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Attorneys recognized for work in archdiocesan bankruptcy case

Attorneys recognized for work in archdiocesan bankruptcy case

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 Attorneys of the Year were chosen for such attributes as leadership, involvement in major cases, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service.

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