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At the heart of ‘Laudato Si’’: Everything is connected

At the heart of ‘Laudato Si’’: Everything is connected

| Cindy Wooden | July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

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Analyzing ruling’s implications will take time, Church officials say

Analyzing ruling’s implications will take time, Church officials say

| Julie Asher | July 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.

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There but for the grace of God: Pope Francis on prisoners

There but for the grace of God: Pope Francis on prisoners

| Cindy Wooden | June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis seems to describe his life in the Vatican almost as if he were in prison — at least as far as his freedom of movement goes. But that is not the first thing he cites when he talks about what he and prisoners have in common.

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Action Alert: Contact your legislators

Action Alert: Contact your legislators

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

HF 439/SF 462: Help families of babies with chromosomal disorders
HF 342/SF 355: Restore the vote

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Action Alert: Restore the Vote

Action Alert: Restore the Vote

| Minnesota Catholic Conference | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Urge your state representative to support HF 342.

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Education: a fundamental right

Education: a fundamental right

| Jessica Zittlow | January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The education debate often sees public and private education pitted against one another, as if they are competing entities. Yet, both traditional public and private schools share the same fundamental goal: fulfilling the fundamental right of every person to be educated.

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Don’t let Super Bowl Sunday hijack Sabbath celebration

Don’t let Super Bowl Sunday hijack Sabbath celebration

| Robert Brennan | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

America’s new high holy day is fast approaching. To add grandeur and importance to this already super-hyped event, the NFL affixes Roman numerals to each of these contests. So as we near Super Bowl XLIX, it might be a good time to look back to see how we got here.

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Obits shed light on volume, variety and value of life

Obits shed light on volume, variety and value of life

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Along with missing having known these individuals, I realized I missed the stories they could have told, too, the sorrows and joys they might have shared, the pieces of wisdom their life experiences taught them.

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If you want to be a good person, it matters what you believe

If you want to be a good person, it matters what you believe

| Father Robert Barron | December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

A team of sociologists, led by Catholic University professor William D’Antonio, published a survey a few years ago that received quite a bit of media attention, for it showed that many Catholics disagree with core doctrines of their Church and yet still consider themselves “good Catholics.”

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Circumstances of donor and recipient crucial in discerning ethical appropriateness

Circumstances of donor and recipient crucial in discerning ethical appropriateness

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Could a transplanted womb from a post-menopausal woman be “triggered” back into action once it had been introduced into the body of a younger woman? Could a transplanted uterus effectively provide nourishment to a growing baby? Are such transplants ultimately ethical?

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Mary’s quiet faithfulness, Joseph’s quiet devotion

Mary’s quiet faithfulness, Joseph’s quiet devotion

| Tony Rossi | December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Author and theologian Edward Sri knows we’re all familiar with the Christmas story. But he also thinks we can be so familiar with it that we miss a lot of its important points. That’s why he wrote “The Advent of Christ: Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas.”

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Why should I confess my sins to a priest?

Why should I confess my sins to a priest?

| Father Ian Bozant, Archdiocese of New Orleans | December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a modern American mindset, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on privacy. As such, the idea of confessing one’s sins to another person can seem odd or even unnecessary. Often, the most common argument against this idea is that Almighty God knows all things and desires all people to approach him in prayer, so it seems sufficient to simply confess one’s sins and beg for forgiveness in private prayer.

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