Archive for February, 2019

Dioceses warned of possible legal action by Covington student’s lawyers

Dioceses warned of possible legal action by Covington student’s lawyers

| Carol Zimmermann | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two weeks after the much-talked about and interpreted incident that occurred between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members of another protest group, lawyers for one of the students sent more than 50 letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic dioceses and archdioceses warning of possible legal action.

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Blind father, deaf daughter share lectoring ministry

Blind father, deaf daughter share lectoring ministry

| February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minneapolis parish is home to archdiocese’s ministry to deaf, hard of hearing

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Addressing the Church’s abuse crisis: Panelists, others offer advice

Addressing the Church’s abuse crisis: Panelists, others offer advice

| Kurt Jensen | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Permanent solutions to the Church’s sexual abuse crisis are going to require a greater level of lay participation and more legal muscle.

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Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

| Cindy Wooden | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told reporters he is more afraid of the consequences of not engaging in interreligious dialogue than he is of being manipulated by some Muslim leaders.

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Supreme Court asked to put Louisiana abortion law on hold

Supreme Court asked to put Louisiana abortion law on hold

| Carol Zimmermann | February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily put on hold a state law restricting Louisiana abortion providers.

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Virginia bishop says racist photo another assault on human dignity

Virginia bishop says racist photo another assault on human dignity

| February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge called on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Feb. 2 “to do what is best to restore the trust and confidence of the people in our leaders” after a racist photo from the governor’s 1984 medical school yearbook emerged a day earlier.

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Rams executive, Totino-Grace alumnus Pastoors says building a Super Bowl team is about people

Rams executive, Totino-Grace alumnus Pastoors says building a Super Bowl team is about people

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Tony Pastoors was five days old, his mother, Betsy, kneeled in a hospital chapel to pray that his life would be spared.

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Catholic Charities’ Higher Ground: Multi-service approach to homelessness

Catholic Charities’ Higher Ground: Multi-service approach to homelessness

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two large encampments of homeless people, one in St. Paul, another in Minneapolis, drew unprecedented attention this fall and winter to the plight of people unable to afford a home, including the working poor, unemployed, mentally ill and intellectually disabled.

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True love for God leads to compassionate care for others, pope says

True love for God leads to compassionate care for others, pope says

| Carol Glatz | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

People cannot feel authentic compassion for others if they do not feel true love for Christ, Pope Francis said.

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With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

With immediacy comes responsibility in the 24/7 social media world

| Dennis Sadowski | February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The image on social media was striking. A smiling teenager wearing a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap and a Native American elder playing a drum and chanting, both staring at each other in a tense encounter.

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Bishops call Virginia effort to expand abortion ‘vicious,’ ‘horrifying’

Bishops call Virginia effort to expand abortion ‘vicious,’ ‘horrifying’

| February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Richmond Bishop Barry C. Knestout said the words “horrific, outrageous, vicious” were “in my heart” when he heard about a measure proposed in the Virginia Legislature to expand “the brutal practice of abortion.”

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