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Congolese priest finds science, medicine help in service of the Gospel

Congolese priest finds science, medicine help in service of the Gospel

Religion and science have intertwined in Divine Word Fr. Jean Ikanga’s life and it began with a fearful mother.

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Irish Columban who rescues trafficked minors wins human rights award

Irish Columban who rescues trafficked minors wins human rights award

An Irish Columban priest based in the Philippines has received the A.K. Shalom Award for human rights, adding to his growing collection of international peace and justice awards.

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Quebec Trappists renew spiritual life in their eco-friendly abbey

Quebec Trappists renew spiritual life in their eco-friendly abbey

When the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance left Oka, Quebec, to escape suburban sprawl, they left behind an oversized, aging building.

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Local News

Bishop Powers takes the mic

Bishop Powers takes the mic

Bishop James P. Powers and Fr. Andrew Ricci were in the Real Presence Radio studio the morning of May 12 for the Catholic radio station’s Spring Live Drive.

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Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

Religious education students from Holy Assumption, Superior, joined the Red Nose Day campaign to end child poverty during their final class celebration April 19.

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Servites celebrate diamond jubilees

Servites celebrate diamond jubilees

Three Ladysmith Servite sisters are celebrating the 75th anniversary of their profession in 2017.

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Faith

How does Jesus reveal the Father to us?

How does Jesus reveal the Father to us?

I was 19 when my cousin came to live with my family. He was just out of the Marines. He was not doing very well and was lost in many ways.

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May 14: Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 14: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Daily readings for Sunday, May 14, to Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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May 7: Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 7: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Daily readings for Sunday, May 7, to Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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Culture

Snatched

Snatched

There’s a kernel of goodness at the heart of the mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” (Fox). There’s a kernel of goodness at the heart of the mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” (Fox). But the minority of grown viewers for whom the film is acceptable will have to wade through a veritable cesspool of bad taste to approach it.

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The Dinner

The Dinner

“The Dinner” (The Orchard), a trenchant morality tale about the nature of evil and mankind’s savage underpinnings, turns out to be as infuriatingly dense and labyrinthine as Dutch author Herman Koch’s 2009 novel.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Spirited sci-fi follow-up in which the hero (Chris Pratt) of the 2014 original encounters his long-lost father (Kurt Russell), a demi-god who created, and rules over, his own paradise-like planet.

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Other Recent Headlines

Priest kidnapped in Yemen pleads for help in video message

Priest kidnapped in Yemen pleads for help in video message

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Indian Salesian Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen more than a year ago, in a video message pleaded for the Indian government and the Catholic Church to do more to secure his release.

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Vermont priest’s 160-square-foot house has all the comforts of home

Vermont priest’s 160-square-foot house has all the comforts of home

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fr. Peter Williams built himself a house that has all the comforts of home: a full kitchen, a bathroom with a toilet and shower, a dining area, a living area with a drop-down television, a propane furnace and even electric radiant heat under the laminate wood flooring.

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U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

U.S. bishops’ committee chairman: Fix flaws in American Health Care Act

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The American Health Care Act that passed by a four-vote margin May 4 in the House has “major defects,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Social Development.

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Head of French bishops welcomes Macron’s election

Head of French bishops welcomes Macron’s election

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The head of the French bishops’ conference welcomed the election of President-elect Emmanuel Macron and said he hoped June legislative elections would not place the country “in an ungovernable situation.”

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Diocesan news briefs for May 4, 2017

Diocesan news briefs for May 4, 2017

| May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diocesan news briefs in this week’s issue.

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