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In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

In lieu of visit, pope makes major donation to South Sudan charities

| Carol Glatz | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a trip to South Sudan postponed indefinitely, Pope Francis is sending close to a half-million dollars to help two church-run hospitals, a teacher training center and farming projects for families as a way to show the people there his solidarity and support.

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Trailer released for Father Rother documentary

Trailer released for Father Rother documentary

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has released a three-minute trailer to a forthcoming documentary on Father Stanley Rother, a U.S. priest who worked in Guatemala for 14 years until he was brutally murdered in 1981 and who will beatified in September.

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The waters of baptism

The waters of baptism

| Father Michael Van Sloun | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Water is the principal symbol for baptism. John baptized Jesus with water in the Jordan River. Jesus and his disciples went into the region of Judea, where they baptized others with water (Jn 3:22-23). When Jesus died, water flowed from his pierced side (Jn 19:34), an outpouring of his grace through water. It is a rich symbol filled with spiritual meaning.

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Living Christianity’s great adventure

Living Christianity’s great adventure

| Deacon Stephen Najarian | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I was just a little kid, I had a near–drowning experience, and although I now love being around water, I still feel uncomfortable being in over my head.

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UST chapel expansion might be underground

UST chapel expansion might be underground

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

An addition to the historic Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas will be the first project the University of St. Thomas undertakes in its new master plan for its St. Paul campus.

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Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep

Church interior restorer advises exterior upkeep

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

To preserve the interiors of historic churches, people responsible for the buildings must focus first on their exteriors, said Brian Henning, owner of Henning Church and Historical Restoration in Forest Lake.

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Archbishop Broglio requests prayers for those in ship collision

Archbishop Broglio requests prayers for those in ship collision

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven sailors died aboard the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer, which collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel early in the morning June 17. Hours later, their bodies were found in flooded berthing compartments.

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Catholic leaders among those calling for restorative justice

Catholic leaders among those calling for restorative justice

| Mark Pattison | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 10-point declaration is couched in an “urgent appeal to all who follow the Lord Jesus Christ,” it said in the preamble, adding its call for “a justice system that is fair and redemptive for all.”

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Young adults: The Church wants to hear from you

Young adults: The Church wants to hear from you

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | June 22, 2017

One of the most important events in my life growing up was encountering Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day in Denver. I had already experienced profoundly the personal love of Jesus Christ for me as a young person through the witness of my family and retreat opportunities. I had even felt quite strongly the call to enter the seminary and pursue the priesthood. But on Aug. 14, 1993, something changed in me.

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