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Sisters of St. Joseph join in national prayer for presidential inauguration

Sisters of St. Joseph join in national prayer for presidential inauguration

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

In anticipation of the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Paul held an event to pray for a peaceful transition of power.

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Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

Christian living requires constant battle with devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Moving closer to Christ means facing daily struggles against temptation and battling against evil, Pope Francis said.

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Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

Pope blesses Louisiana anti-trafficking project

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis posed for a photo Jan. 18 with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, it was not a protocol-dictated nicety; it was a recognition of the commitment on the part of the pope and of a coalition of state and private agencies in Louisiana to stop human trafficking.

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Pastors’ parish snapshot survey gives priests a barometer for service

Pastors’ parish snapshot survey gives priests a barometer for service

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the work of Father Mike Tix and five other pastors in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the archdiocese now has a web survey for pastors to get a snapshot of their parish. After a conversation between Father Tix and Deacon Rip Riordan about the idea, Father Tix gathered a pilot and development group of pastors to form the survey in 2016.

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Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although great strides have been made through 50 years of ecumenical dialogue, Catholics and Lutherans must continue to work toward becoming a full and visible sign of unity for the world, Pope Francis said.

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Speakers: Aim for truth with love to help those with same-sex attraction

Speakers: Aim for truth with love to help those with same-sex attraction

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Courage member Daniel Mattson, the intersection of his life with the gay rights movement caused “all hell to break loose.”

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St. Thomas Academy rifle team headed to nationals with CMP state championship

St. Thomas Academy rifle team headed to nationals with CMP state championship

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Four St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights students and rifle team members will head to nationals in March after winning the state title Jan. 7 in Forest Lake.

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‘Stagnant’ and selfish Christians are hopeless, unable to cope, pope says

‘Stagnant’ and selfish Christians are hopeless, unable to cope, pope says

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Christians who forge ahead with hope in God have the strength to endure life’s dark moments, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

Pope names Boston cardinal, others to Vatican congregations

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, to be a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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