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Pope issues new Vatican contract laws to save money, prevent corruption

Pope issues new Vatican contract laws to save money, prevent corruption

| Cindy Wooden | June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

To prevent fraud and corruption, uphold Catholic principles and save money, Pope Francis has issued a new set of laws covering contracts for the purchase of goods, property and services for both the Roman Curia and Vatican City State offices.

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Amid riots, Basilica of St. Mary damaged by fire

Amid riots, Basilica of St. Mary damaged by fire

| JD Flynn | May 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The nation’s first basilica sustained fire damage amid the Minneapolis riots that have crippled the city after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a police officer May 25.

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Christ can overcome racism, Minnesota priest says at George Floyd prayer service

Christ can overcome racism, Minnesota priest says at George Floyd prayer service

| Christine Rousselle | May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rutten, pastor of St. Peter Claver Church, led the service on Friday evening, hours after buildings in the parish neighborhood were set ablaze. The prayer service was also attended by Archbishop Bernard Hebda and auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens of St. Paul-Minneapolis.

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After death of George Floyd, Minnesota Catholics pray for justice

After death of George Floyd, Minnesota Catholics pray for justice

| JD Flynn | May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Jones said she hopes Catholics will remember that “God created us all as equals, and to recognize that we all should love each other no matter what the color of our skin is, our economic status, or anything that would make us seem different from anybody else. To accept us all as human beings. As God would want us to do.”

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Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

| Matt Hadro | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he was in police custody a “tragedy,” and welcomed an investigation.

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Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

| Mary Farrow | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the plague struck the Italian city of Milan and the surrounding area in the 1570s, St. Charles Borromeo, then a cardinal, became well-known for his efforts to remind people of their faith in a time of sickness and death.

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Chinese diocese donates masks to Vatican, Italy, to help fight COVID-19

Chinese diocese donates masks to Vatican, Italy, to help fight COVID-19

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic diocese in China’s Shaanxi province has donated thousands of face masks to communities in the Vatican and Italy to help them fight the coronavirus.

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Ambitious pro-abortion lawsuit seeks to strike down 13 laws

Ambitious pro-abortion lawsuit seeks to strike down 13 laws

| Kevin Jones | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minnesota’s restrictions on abortion are too important for pro-abortion groups to eliminate through a single lawsuit, pro-life defenders of the 13 challenged laws have said.

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‘No greater love’ — Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

‘No greater love’ — Denver Catholics remember Kendrick Castillo, who died in STEM school shooting

| Mary Rezac | May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Sara Haynes heard about the shooting at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Tuesday, she prayed. A Catholic school teacher in Denver until just recently, she knew some of her former students were now high schoolers at STEM.

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Abortion dialogue in time of extremism

Abortion dialogue in time of extremism

| Michelle La Rosa | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

At the end of February, 44 U.S. Senators voted against legislation that would ban the willful or negligent homicide of babies born alive after a botched abortion.

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‘Unplanned’ gets unexpected R rating

‘Unplanned’ gets unexpected R rating

| Christine Rousselle | February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The movie “Unplanned,” which tells the true story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson’s conversion into a pro-life activist, has been given an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, a decision the directors fear could have been motivated by the pro-life message of the film.

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Hysterectomy can be morally licit in limited situations, Vatican says

Hysterectomy can be morally licit in limited situations, Vatican says

| Carol Glatz | January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church teaches that sterilization is morally unacceptable, but a hysterectomy could be morally acceptable if the uterus could not sustain a pregnancy, said the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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