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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 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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Daily Scriptures: June 21 – July 5, 2015

Daily Scriptures: June 21 – July 5, 2015

| June 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sunday, June 21
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 38:1, 8-11
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Mark 4:35-41

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St. Paul retirees find meaning helping mothers in need

St. Paul retirees find meaning helping mothers in need

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Margee Adrian remembers it was a very nice, heavy-duty baby crib, one that she guessed probably cost $1,000, that a man wanted to donate to the Highland LifeCare Center in St. Paul.

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Saints in the Old Testament; retirement for priests

Saints in the Old Testament; retirement for priests

| Father Kenneth Doyle | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Figures from the Old Testament are never referred to as saints. Were there no saints in those days?

Q. With all due respect to my Catholic faith, there is one thing that I question. Many, many devout Catholics have contributed over the years to special collections for the benefit of retired priests. After all these collections and all the beautiful retirement homes for priests that now exist, shouldn’t we be doing more instead for the poor? The very ones who have contributed to build these homes cannot afford the comfort and the luxury that priests now enjoy.

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When life’s storms rage, seek Jesus and Mary

When life’s storms rage, seek Jesus and Mary

| Deacon Michael Daly | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Sea of Galilee is below sea level, within a bowl of hills, and very subject to unpredictable storms. After a hard day’s preaching, Jesus, who governs the universe, is stretched out, asleep in a boat during a violent storm. The apostles’ maritime skills were not enough to endure the waves, so as a last resort, they turn to Jesus to calm the sea.

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Quebec Archdiocese reshapes itself as Mass attendance falls

Quebec Archdiocese reshapes itself as Mass attendance falls

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the decision to close one of its largest and most important churches, the Archdiocese of Quebec is sending a clear message: The future of even the most majestic churches cannot be guaranteed.

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Archbishop: Church must take action  to help end racism, promote justice

Archbishop: Church must take action to help end racism, promote justice

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops join with other religious leaders and civic leaders “in pledging to work for healing and reconciliation” after a series of racial conflicts “that have taken place around our beloved country,” said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky.

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