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Disappearance of Chinese bishop is subject of congressional hearing

Disappearance of Chinese bishop is subject of congressional hearing

| Mark Pattison | July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The disappearance — and rumors of the possible death — of a Chinese Catholic bishop was the subject of a July 30 hearing by Congress’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

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In planning Jan. 29 March for Life, officials mindful of health safeguards

In planning Jan. 29 March for Life, officials mindful of health safeguards

| Kurt Jensen | July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the midst of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the annual March for Life rally on the National Mall and march to the Supreme Court are still scheduled for Jan. 29.

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Vatican official voices support for German abbess who sheltered refugees

Vatican official voices support for German abbess who sheltered refugees

| Sarah Mac Donald | July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Michael Czerny, Pope Francis’ point man on migrants, has voiced support for a German abbess facing trial for sheltering refugees.

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Jesuit superior warns of pandemic’s threat to democracy

Jesuit superior warns of pandemic’s threat to democracy

| July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Human lives and jobs are not the only things threatened by the coronavirus pandemic: In many countries, democracy and efforts to build a more just world also are under attack, said Father Arturo Sosa, superior general of the Jesuits.

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Appointments – July 30, 2020

Appointments – July 30, 2020

| July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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‘It spreads so fast,’ says Iowa Catholic; COVID-19 hits 15 family members

‘It spreads so fast,’ says Iowa Catholic; COVID-19 hits 15 family members

| Lindsay Steele | July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Alicia Nava flipped through family photographs the morning of July 25, she said solemnly from behind a floral print mask, “We were taking precautions.”

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COVID pandemic should raise questions about faith, pope says

COVID pandemic should raise questions about faith, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Besides the immediate considerations of trying to stay healthy, to mourn the dead and protect others, the coronavirus pandemic should be prompting Christians to reflect on their faith, Pope Francis wrote.

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From Readers – July 30, 2020

From Readers – July 30, 2020

| July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In God we trust
A public square
Learn from history
Police procedures misrepresented
More numbers to consider

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Missionaries’ generous ‘yes’ to God

Missionaries’ generous ‘yes’ to God

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the nineteenth chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us that those who have “given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands for the sake of my name will receive a hundred times more, and will inherit eternal life.” Recently I had the privilege of gathering for Mass with the Franciscan Clarist Sisters and a small representation of their collaborators and supporters to give thanks to God for their 50 years of ministry in this archdiocese.

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