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Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

| Carol Zimmermann | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the three pillars of Lent, almsgiving is a little bit like the middle child, not always getting the attention that prayer and fasting do.

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Vatican police seize documents, computers in finance probe

Vatican police seize documents, computers in finance probe

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Vatican police seized documents and computers at the home and office of a former official at the Vatican Secretariat of State in their continuing investigation into financial mismanagement.

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Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

| February 16, 2020 | 9 Comments

Here are the Church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent:

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WATCH: Ordination, installation of Bishop-elect DeGrood

WATCH: Ordination, installation of Bishop-elect DeGrood

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Modern technology will ensure that everyone can participate in the ordination and installation Mass of Bishop-elect Donald DeGrood as bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Papal advice: Hail Marys and humor

Papal advice: Hail Marys and humor

| Jonathan Liedl | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month, the seminarians from Region 8 (Minnesota and the Dakotas) had the privilege of joining Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens, and the region’s other bishops for the beginning of their meeting with Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace. After greeting each of us individually, the Holy Father shared some spiritual guidance with the gathered seminarians. “Keep your sense of humor, pray your rosary, and stay close to the Madonna,” he told us, before giving us his blessing.

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What I learned on the wintry pond

What I learned on the wintry pond

| Christina Capecchi | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The snow has begun. It is expected to last 18 hours, piling 9 inches high and crippling weekend plans. The streets are emptying, the collective dash to the grocery store completed.

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Love and marriage in this day and age

Love and marriage in this day and age

| Kate Soucheray | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Marriage is the union that defines our family relationships. The quality of marriage is built on the commitment each person makes to this union that has been created by the fondness, the camaraderie and the common vision the couple shares. As St. John Paul II states, “Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family — a domestic church.”

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‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

‘He was a great,’ Pope Francis says of St. John Paul II

| Cindy Wooden | February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II taught the world that truly great faith and holiness dwell in “the normality of a person who lives in profound communion with Christ,” Pope Francis said in a new book.

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A year more austere

A year more austere

| Liz Kelly | January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

A colleague of mine recently returned to the U.S. after serving along with his family as missionaries in some of the poorest parts of the world. Their commitment to give away everything they had and follow Jesus into a life of poverty and service was a sincere and moving one.

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Trump’s appearance as March for Life speaker prompts mixed opinions

Trump’s appearance as March for Life speaker prompts mixed opinions

| Julie Asher | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of Notre Dame’s O. Carter Snead said it was “a good thing when the president of the United States — whomever he or she may be — attends an event meant to celebrate and defend the intrinsic equal dignity of all persons, born and unborn.”

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Lawsuit charges USCCB misled Catholics about Peter’s Pence collection

Lawsuit charges USCCB misled Catholics about Peter’s Pence collection

| Dennis Sadowski | January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Dallas law firm and a Rhode Island parishioner alleged in a federal lawsuit that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops misled donors nationwide regarding the purposes of the annual Peter’s Pence collection.

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Thousands pray, march for right to life

Thousands pray, march for right to life

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

People came by school bus, city and coach buses, in cars and on foot.

More than 3,000 people, filling to standing-room-only the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul Jan. 22 for the annual Prayer Service for Life. 

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