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Classical MPR, KARE win Gabriel Awards for ‘values-centered programming’

St. Paul-based MPR was recognized for its locally-released documentary “Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words” and single Facebook post “Bridge of Song” in the radio documentary and new media categories, respectively. Minneapolis-based KARE 11 earned an award in the news and informational television, local release, category for its series “Land of 10,000 Stories.”

Catholic higher ed leader Father Stromberg dies

A priest who helped bring Pope Benedict XVI to Minnesota has died.

Congratulations to The Catholic Spirit’s 2017 Leading With Faith winners

We will honor the winners at the Leading With Faith Award luncheon Thursday, Aug. 10 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

Venezuela risks becoming Caribbean ‘North Korea,’ former leaders say

Two former Latin American presidents said the world is running out of time to find a solution to the crisis in Venezuela as President Nicolas Maduro aims to consolidate power over the country.

Living the Gospel is risky, embrace challenges with courage, pope says

Better to take risk of carrying the freshness of the Gospel to others than to be a "museum Christian" afraid of change, Pope Francis told Serra International.

Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

The Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act contains "many of the fundamental defects" that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act "and even further compounds them," said the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

Islamic State followers said to desecrate Catholic chapel

"The crucifix and images of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ were destroyed, while the sacred hosts were thrown all over the floor," the police chief told ucanews.com.

Bishop says world must move past indifference to solidarity with refugees

(CNS) It is important the world move from indifference about the plight of the world’s refugees to solidarity with them, Auxiliary Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville of Washington said June 19. He made the comments at the National Press Club during an event held a day ahead of World Refugee Day and hosted by the U.S. […]

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Four cardinals press Pope Francis to clarify divorce-remarriage stand

(AP) Four conservative cardinals who publicly questioned Pope Francis’s opening to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics are pressing their case and arguing that the issue is dividing the Catholic Church. In a new letter, the cardinals ask Francis for an audience, noting he never responded to their written request for clarification in September. Francis published […]

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Circle of Protection condemns Trump’s budget proposal

(NCR Online) On a day when some of its members were engaging in a monthly fast, in solidarity with those who go hungry when their federal food assistance runs out three weeks into each month, members of the ecumenical Circle of Protection gathered Wednesday morning, June 21, at the National Press Club in Washington to […]

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