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Archbishop Hebda, other faith leaders join Governor Walz in addressing federal shutdown

Archbishop Hebda, other faith leaders join Governor Walz in addressing federal shutdown

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis joined about a dozen other faith leaders, as well as Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and other state officials at a Jan. 15 news conference at the State Capitol on the impact the longest federal government shutdown in history was having on Minnesotans, especially vulnerable populations dependent on federal services.

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Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

Pope wants abuse summit to lead to clarity, action

| Carol Glatz | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the upcoming meeting on protecting minors, Pope Francis wants leaders of the world’s bishops’ conferences to clearly understand what must be done to prevent abuse, care for victims and ensure no case is whitewashed or covered up.

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How emotional intelligence can save your marriage

How emotional intelligence can save your marriage

| Kate Soucheray | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Throughout this new liturgical year (which began with the first week of Advent), we will hear from St. Luke’s Gospel, which is known for highlighting Jesus’ compassion. As we hear the readings, we are invited to place ourselves within the context of the Gospel stories and become a more compassionate, caring person as well.

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Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

| Cindy Wooden | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis told the U.S. bishops.

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Ten pockets of prayer for the new year

Ten pockets of prayer for the new year

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

January dawns, fresh and clean. The beginning of a new year.

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Recovering intimacy in a lonely world

Recovering intimacy in a lonely world

| Greg Erlandson | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the early 1990s, the famed mystery author P.D. James published “The Children of Men.” Set in the year 2021, it describes a dystopian world where the human race had become incapable of reproducing itself.

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Irish bishops urge Catholics to ‘resist’ country’s new abortion law

Irish bishops urge Catholics to ‘resist’ country’s new abortion law

| Michael Kelly | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primate of All-Ireland insisted that the country’s new abortion law that took effect Jan. 1 has “no moral force” and it “must be resisted” by Catholics.

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Knights’ leader takes umbrage at Senate questioning of judge nominee

Knights’ leader takes umbrage at Senate questioning of judge nominee

| Mark Pattison | January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, calling the organization “an American Catholic cultural icon,” said senators have no business questioning a federal judicial nominee’s membership in the Knights over its support for church teaching on abortion and same-sex marriage.

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German cardinal urges change in tradition ahead of celibacy discussion

German cardinal urges change in tradition ahead of celibacy discussion

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising called for change in long-standing church tradition as the German bishops’ conference prepares for a workshop debate to “review” the issue of celibacy for priests.

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In 2018, Catholics spearheaded efforts in response to climate change

In 2018, Catholics spearheaded efforts in response to climate change

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic organizations called for greater personal responsibility in tackling climate change and stepped up their advocacy in opposing the rollback of U.S. environmental regulations during the last year.

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Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

Big decisions, bench changes for U.S. Supreme Court this year

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court’s past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings.

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Catholic Charities strove to meet challenges of natural disasters

Catholic Charities strove to meet challenges of natural disasters

| Mark Pattison | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hurricane, fire, flood and even earthquake, Catholic Charities agencies did their best to help thousands of their fellow residents through some of the worst natural disasters they had ever encountered.

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