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Pilgrimage to mark 15th anniversary of priest’s death

July 31, 2015 By Kristi Anderson The Visitor On Wednesday, Aug. 19, people from all walks of life will board a bus at Sacred Heart Church in Sauk Rapids and make the 125-mile trip to St. James Church in Maine Township, where Mill Hill Missionary Father John Kaiser was baptized. “The world desperately needs heroes,”…

People at a July 22 rally in New York City celebrate passage of a recommendation by the New York State Fast Food Wage Board that the minimum wage for fast-food workers be raised to $15 an hour. It would be raised in increments to $15 by 2018 in the city and by 2021 statewide. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters) See WAGES July 30, 2015.

Congress urged to ensure ‘fair and just wages’ for all workers

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON (CNS) — Congress can promote the common good and contribute to a more just society by ensuring the federal minimum wage promotes family formation and stability, said Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president of Catholic Charities USA, in a July 27 letter to Congress. “An economy…

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