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Appointments – July 2, 2015

Appointments – July 2, 2015

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Reverend John Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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Drinking with the saints, reclaiming Catholic merriment

Drinking with the saints, reclaiming Catholic merriment

| Christina Capecchi | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The mention of booze generates a look of horror among many of the non-drinkers living and working alongside Michael P. Foley in Waco, Texas, where the Catholic dad teaches at a dry Baptist college. There’s a “skittishness,” he says.

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The Catholic Spirit wins Catholic Press awards

The Catholic Spirit wins Catholic Press awards

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit won two first place awards and a second place award in the annual newspaper competition of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

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Texas Catholic Conference disappointed by court ruling on abortion law

Texas Catholic Conference disappointed by court ruling on abortion law

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Texas Catholic Conference expressed disappointment with the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision June 29 which temporarily blocks Texas from enforcing new requirements on abortion clinics that would force many of them to close.

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Minnesota supreme court reinstates priest’s sexual misconduct charge

Minnesota supreme court reinstates priest’s sexual misconduct charge

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Supreme Court reinstated a criminal charge June 24 against Father Christopher Wenthe, convicted in Ramsey County Court in November 2011 for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman for whom he was providing spiritual counsel while he was an associate priest of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul in 2003.

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Iowa court says state’s ban on ‘webcam abortions’ unconstitutional

Iowa court says state’s ban on ‘webcam abortions’ unconstitutional

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If they’re successful in this case, they will probably attempt to spread the practice in other states.”

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Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

Basilica Block Party = marriage broker

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Through its first 20 years, scores of couples who worked at or attended the annual block party at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis have gone on to wed. Here’s the story of one of the couples that the Basilica Block Party brought together.

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Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

Basilica Block Party here again July 10-11

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

21st annual music event features top bands while preserving the landmark church, supporting works of charity and even spawning marriage proposals.

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Mexico Supreme Court ruling legalizes same-sex marriages

Mexico Supreme Court ruling legalizes same-sex marriages

| By David Agren | June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The decision, in effect, legalizes same-sex marriages in all 31 of the country’s states.

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