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Annual ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign takes place Jan. 14-22

Annual ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign takes place Jan. 14-22

| December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops announced Dec. 18 the annual “9 Days for Life” prayer and action campaign will run Jan. 14 to Jan. 22.

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Advent week two — Reading the Advent season through nature

Advent week two — Reading the Advent season through nature

| Nancy de Flon | December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Advent is a season of expectation, of waiting for promises to be fulfilled — God’s promises, to our Israelite ancestors in the faith and to us. Isaiah promises the birth of a child named Emmanuel, “God with us.”

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What does it mean for something to be blessed?

What does it mean for something to be blessed?

| Father Michael Schmitz | December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. I recently became Catholic and keep hearing about all of the stuff you have that is “blessed.” Someone even gave me a holy card that they said had been blessed. I like the idea; I just don’t know what it means for something to be blessed.

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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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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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English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a saint

English bishop says miracle of U.S. woman could make Newman a saint

| Simon Caldwell | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops have expressed hope that Pope Francis will canonize Blessed John Henry Newman in 2019 after Vatican medics said the inexplicable healing of a U.S. mother was a miracle attributable to his intercession.

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Bishop Morlino dies; increasing vocations was one of his top priorities

Bishop Morlino dies; increasing vocations was one of his top priorities

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the fourth bishop of Madison, Wis., died Nov. 24 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was 71.

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Make some desert in your Advent

Make some desert in your Advent

| Liz Kelly | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was just one of those days. I found myself sitting at my desk, overwhelmed with work and deadlines and decisions to be made, deep concerns over loved ones seriously ill. I love my work and my life, but it was just piling so high. I needed to go walk in the desert with Jesus a while.

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The Eucharist as thanksgiving

The Eucharist as thanksgiving

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have no idea how many people have told me, “I don’t get anything out of Mass.” I am quick to reply, “You have it backwards. You don’t come to Mass to get something. You come to Mass to give something, and that something is your thanks to our good and gracious God for the blessings that you have received.”

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Lay Advisory Board to help promote healing, renewed sense of mission

Lay Advisory Board to help promote healing, renewed sense of mission

| Joe Ruff | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the many gifts the laity bring to the Church, Archbishop Bernard Hebda is forming a Lay Advisory Board to meet with him quarterly, helping him promote healing and a renewed sense of mission in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of former Cretin High School teacher

Pope recognizes martyrdom of former Cretin High School teacher

| Cindy Wooden | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982.

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