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Catholic leaders express outrage at Texas AG attempt to shut down nonprofit serving migrants

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed suit in an attempt to shut down a Catholic nonprofit in El Paso serving migrants and asylum-seekers, accusing it of "human smuggling," in a move denounced by Catholic immigration advocates, including El Paso ...
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Pope Declares Five New Saints

Saints are people who recognized their need for God's help, who took risks to discover God's will and to help others and who nurtured a habit of thanksgiving, Pope Francis said.
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Nurse relies on the Holy Spirit in caring for COVID-19 patients

Rebecca Maslow's work day begins long before she walks through the doors of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where she is a nurse in the intensive care unit.
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Seminarians strengthen bonds during pandemic

On March 20, as Minnesota residents prepared to follow Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19, men studying for the priesthood at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul embarked on an opportunity: Instead of returning home, ...
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Australian bishops to entrust nation to Mary during pandemic

Catholic bishops in Australia will entrust the country to the care of Mary, Help of Christians, on her feast day, May 24. The bishops approved the plan during their early May plenary meeting, conducted using videoconference technology.
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College graduations: No pomp, lots of circumstance this year

Graduation ceremonies, the hallowed traditions of colleges and universities around the country, are as upended -- but also marked with creativity -- as school lectures and seminars have been since mid-March.
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Prayer establishes trusting relationship with God, pope says

Prayer is an inner desire to encounter God, Pope Francis said. Continuing his new series of talks on prayer during his weekly general audience May 13, the pope said that the longing expressed through prayer "is more than a need, ...
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