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Constituent Assembly will ‘mortgage’ Venezuela’s future, Vatican says

Constituent Assembly will ‘mortgage’ Venezuela’s future, Vatican says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a strongly worded statement, the Vatican called on the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to respect the will of the people and respect the nation’s current constitution.

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Upcoming referendum will only worsen crisis, Venezuelan bishops say

Upcoming referendum will only worsen crisis, Venezuelan bishops say

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Days before a referendum to elect a constituent assembly to rewrite Venezuela’s constitution, leaders of the country’s bishops’ conference said the referendum is illegal and will only increase the suffering of the people.

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Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean ‘North Korea,’ former leaders say

Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean ‘North Korea,’ former leaders say

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 23, 2017 | 1 Comment

Two former Latin American presidents said the world is running out of time to find a solution to the crisis in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro aims to consolidate power over the country.

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Venezuelan bishops call for civil disobedience in constitutional crisis

Venezuelan bishops call for civil disobedience in constitutional crisis

| Cody Weddle | April 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In response to a renewed constitutional crisis in the country, the Venezuelan bishops’ conference has called for “peaceful civil disobedience” to restore constitutional order.

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Father Schaffer put in charge of diocese in Venezuela

Father Schaffer put in charge of diocese in Venezuela

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Greg Schaffer’s plate just got fuller. The priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who serves as the pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, was named administrator of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana Jan. 17.

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Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

Archdiocese’s Venezuelan mission parish suffering in food crisis

| July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

“Everybody’s just going hungry,” said Father Greg Schaffer, pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, who last month was named vicar general of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana. “You go to the grocery store and the shelves are bare.”

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By sharing priests with the people of Venezuela, the archdiocese has been gifted as well

By sharing priests with the people of Venezuela, the archdiocese has been gifted as well

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mission is the mutual exchange and sharing of gifts in faith for the sake of the Gospel. In sharing with our brothers and sisters in Venezuela, we have received gifts back home that have enriched our local Church.

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In Pictures – March 13, 2014

In Pictures – March 13, 2014

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

PEACE PRAYERS
ASH WEDNESDAY

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Redefining beauty

Redefining beauty

| March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

“Paint the Mirrors,” an initiative started by University of St. Thomas student Angela Deeney, encourages others to leave their mirrors behind for the 40 days of Lent. “I want girls to know that the light they radiate doesn’t come from that shiny piece of metal,” she says, “but from the love they give to others in confidence reflecting back to them, illuminating who they really are.”

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In Pictures

In Pictures

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

VIOLENT PROTEST
PRAYERS FOR PEACE

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Edina jeweler used skills to help poor in Venezuela

Edina jeweler used skills to help poor in Venezuela

| Father Greg Schaffer for The Catholic Spirit | October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last August we mourned the loss of a great missionary from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who had a profound impact on the lives of many at our archdiocesan mission in Venezuela.

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Healing . . . at last

Healing . . . at last

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fourth back surgery the charm for Venezuelan teen

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