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Posted on 09/26/2023 09:38 AM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
A delegate to the Oct. 4-29 Synod of Bishops, Cynthia Bailey Manns, said she invites prayers as she prepares to leave for Rome.
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Posted on 09/25/2023 19:16 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
It’s not a program, but it provides structure. It invites people in parishes to come together in natural, faith-filled, friendly formats. And it has the potential to bring Christ’s love more powerfully into a confused and divided world.
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Posted on 09/25/2023 18:28 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
The Biden administration has made a bid to support both clean energy and jobs for young people with the creation of the American Climate Corps -- a new plan the White House described Sept. 20 as a "workforce training and service initiative that will ensure more young people have access to the skills-based training necessary for good-paying careers in the clean energy and climate resilience economy."
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Posted on 09/25/2023 18:19 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Child pornography is "criminality available to everyone through their phones," Pope Francis said.
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Posted on 09/25/2023 15:50 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Several hundred people gathered Sept. 20 near the cathedral in Cologne, Germany, to hold a blessing service that catered especially to LGBTQ+ people and people who remarried after a divorce, while those protesting the service prayed the rosary next to it.
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Posted on 09/25/2023 14:12 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
In our preparation for the Synod, here in the Archdiocese of New York, close to 7,000 people accepted our invitation to attend listening sessions or respond online to issues of concern in the life of the church today. One question I always posed was, "How can we get people back to Sunday Mass? Why have so many of our folks stopped coming?"
Posted on 09/22/2023 16:42 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Archbishop Hebda recently joined “Practicing Catholic” radio show producer Kayla Mayer to discuss relics visiting the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and what it means to venerate them.
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Posted on 09/22/2023 15:42 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Posted on 09/22/2023 15:06 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
To natural death. It’s a phrase we Catholics need to reflect and act on, not just during Respect Life Month in October but always. We’ve seen the horrible laws passed in St. Paul this year concerning the beginning of life. Attacks on the vulnerable at the end of life will now be in focus.
Posted on 09/22/2023 14:42 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Two parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are separately hosting a series on the Second Vatican Council — a concurrence that the pastor of one of the parishes said “must have been the Spirit moving.”
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