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Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

Christians should apologize for helping to marginalize gays, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is clear, Pope Francis said. “They [gay people] must not be discriminated against. They must be respected, pastorally accompanied.”

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Bishops seek assault weapons ban, say civilians have no need for them

Bishops seek assault weapons ban, say civilians have no need for them

| Dennis Sadowski | June 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Two U.S. church leaders called for a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons, saying they have no place in the hands of civilians.

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Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

| Carol Zimmermann | June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a tie vote June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration’s plan to temporarily protect more than 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

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Catholic universities examine sexual assault, misconduct environments

Catholic universities examine sexual assault, misconduct environments

| Colleen Dulle | June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Several Catholic universities are following Vice President Joe Biden’s lead and taking a closer look at sexual assault and misconduct on their campuses.

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Grandparents’ love for family manifests in prayer

Grandparents’ love for family manifests in prayer

| Josephine von Dohlen | June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every Tuesday after the 8:15 Mass, about one dozen grandparents gather in the Marian chapel of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul to pray the rosary for their grandchildren.

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Appointments: June 23, 2016

Appointments: June 23, 2016

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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Living one’s vocation is an ongoing encounter with God

Living one’s vocation is an ongoing encounter with God

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 23, 2016

It shouldn’t be surprising that vocations are on my mind. In addition to the countless young men and women who have entered into Christian marriage on recent weekends, the last two months have seen the ordination of new transitional deacons and priests for the archdiocese, some ordinations for our religious communities of men, and the final profession of two young women as Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus in the Diocese of New Ulm.

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Vivir la propia vocación es un encuentro continuo con Dios

Vivir la propia vocación es un encuentro continuo con Dios

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

No debería ser sorprendente que las vocaciones sigan en mi mente. Además de los innumerables hombres y mujeres jóvenes se han unido en el matrimonio Cristiano los recientes fines de semana, en los últimos dos meses se ha visto la ordenación de nuevos diáconos transitorios y sacerdotes para la arquidiócesis, algunas ordenaciones para nuestras comunidades religiosas de hombres, y la profesión perpetua de dos mujeres jóvenes como Esclavas del Corazón de Jesús en la Diócesis de New Ulm. Siempre me inspiro cuando soy testigo de los jóvenes con tal confianza en el amor de Dios, entregándose sin reservas a la vocación que Dios en su gran amor ha elegido para ellos.

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Stepping out of comfort and toward spiritual maturity

Stepping out of comfort and toward spiritual maturity

| Justin Kortuem | June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Don’t we all love just a little bit of comfort? We reminisce about the things that bring us comfort: the food our mother made as a child, sitting outside on a warm summer day — and waking up before the sunrise on a Saturday morning for a men’s group.

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