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Once he retires, NFL quarterback to coach at Catholic high school

Once he retires, NFL quarterback to coach at Catholic high school

| Rob Herbst | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Philip Rivers said he fulfilled one childhood dream by playing quarterback in the NFL. He’ll soon fulfill another by coaching high school football.

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Advocates fight traffickers who continue to thrive despite pandemic

Advocates fight traffickers who continue to thrive despite pandemic

| Dennis Sadowski | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Advocates fighting human traffickers are alerting children, parents and vulnerable adults that the coronavirus pandemic has pushed traffickers into new venues, potentially endangering more people to being exploited.

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KSTP-TV to air story of Black Elk, Lakota man on sainthood path, May 24

KSTP-TV to air story of Black Elk, Lakota man on sainthood path, May 24

| John Mulderig | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the late 1800s, Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota medicine man participating in the Ghost Dance movement, had a vision of a figure with pierced hands who identified himself as the Son of God. He called on all the people of the world to unite.

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Pontifical universities to reopen in the fall, but have backup plans

Pontifical universities to reopen in the fall, but have backup plans

| Cindy Wooden | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education has asked pontifical universities and faculties to plan to reopen in the fall and teach with students present.

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Amid pandemic, nurses have given heroic example, pope says

Amid pandemic, nurses have given heroic example, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marking International Nurses Day May 12, Pope Francis offered his early morning Mass for nurses who “carry out this profession which is more than a profession; it is a vocation, a commitment.”

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Vatican official, panelists urge looking beyond U.S. during pandemic

Vatican official, panelists urge looking beyond U.S. during pandemic

| Bronwen Dachs | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The coronavirus pandemic invites Catholics to listen with courage to the cry of the poor and to act in solidarity, said Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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As parishes reopen, mental and spiritual health care need attention

As parishes reopen, mental and spiritual health care need attention

| James Ramos | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

When parishioners begin returning to their churches as pandemic restrictions are gradually lifted, the buildings will look the same, but the environment might feel different because of new social-distancing measures.

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Nashville parishes begin long process of rebuilding after March tornado

Nashville parishes begin long process of rebuilding after March tornado

| Andy Telli | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The historic Church of the Assumption in Nashville has started the long walk back from the damage it sustained from the tornadoes that swept across the middle of Tennessee March 3.

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Pope names Duluth priest to be bishop of Rapid City

Pope names Duluth priest to be bishop of Rapid City

Pope Francis has named Father Peter M. Muhich, rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth, Minnesota, to be the new bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Acts of bravery are the pandemic’s grace notes

Acts of bravery are the pandemic’s grace notes

| Greg Erlandson | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

It is always impressive to hear the stories of people who rush toward danger when others are fleeing. Remember Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus? He lost his life when without hesitation he rushed into the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, to stop a mass shooter.

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Trust Jesus; know heaven is your destiny, pope says

Trust Jesus; know heaven is your destiny, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just as Jesus told the disciples, “Do not let your hearts be troubled,” he says the same thing to his followers today amid “the dramas of life,” Pope Francis said.

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Church leaders oppose Israeli plans to annex unilaterally West Bank land

Church leaders oppose Israeli plans to annex unilaterally West Bank land

| Judith Sudilovsky | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Moving forward with an Israeli plan to unilaterally annex West Bank land could mean the end to the already languishing Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, said the heads of the Holy Land churches.

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