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Longest Married Couple Project award goes to St. Pascal Baylon couple

Longest Married Couple Project award goes to St. Pascal Baylon couple

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vince and Leona Arceno, both 95, have been married 73 years and have an award to go along with the milestone.

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First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven women at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul became the inaugural officers for the first Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary at a Feb. 10 installation Mass.

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Solidarity, education draws for Catholics at the Capitol

Solidarity, education draws for Catholics at the Capitol

| February 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

In the past, Lucy Johnson might have waffled about attending the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s Catholics at the Capitol event March 9, but not now.

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Catholic-friendly comedian Gaffigan to take main stage at the Minnesota State Fair

Catholic-friendly comedian Gaffigan to take main stage at the Minnesota State Fair

| February 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gaffigan, a Catholic who occasionally uses his faith tastefully in his comedy routines, will perform at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 8 p.m. Aug. 26. He is known for his clean-style comedy, TV show and books, with a focus on fatherhood, marriage and food — especially Hot Pockets. He performed for Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015.

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Incarnation, Minneapolis parishioners observe ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Incarnation, Minneapolis parishioners observe ‘Day Without Immigrants’

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez closed her business for the day in solidarity with many immigrants around the U.S. who chose not to go work or s chool to demonstrate how much immigrants contribute to the country. The protest was organized in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigrants that banned travel from seven countries and initiated building a wall for the U.S. and Mexico border.

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Pink Planned Parenthood supporters a sign pro-lifers must keep fighting

Pink Planned Parenthood supporters a sign pro-lifers must keep fighting

| February 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

Thousands of Planned Parenthood supporters in pink with pink signs confirmed pro-lifers don’t have an easy road ahead Feb. 11 despite recent wins in the pro-life movement.

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At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

| February 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lifeline brings together high-school-age young people monthly for Mass, socializing and presentations on Catholic living. Archbishop Bernard Hebda celebrated Mass at the Feb. 4 evening event, which focused on discernment, religious vocations and priesthood. Following Mass, priests and religious spoke to separate groups of young men and women.

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Second chances bring former Catholic school students Floyd, Hageman to Super Bowl LI

Second chances bring former Catholic school students Floyd, Hageman to Super Bowl LI

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

A former Catholic school student from both cities will suit up for opposing sides Feb. 5 in Houston as the New England Patriots (16-2) and Atlanta Falcons (13-5) clash for the Lombardi Trophy. Minneapolis native and Falcons defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman attended Our Lady of Peace in Minneapolis for middle school. Patriots wide receiver and St. Paul native Michael Floyd went to Cretin-Derham Hall for high school in St. Paul.

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Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

| January 30, 2017 | 41 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda joined with 11 other faith leaders from Christian churches, Judaism and Islam at the Jan. 30 press conference to call for lifting the immigration ban. The leaders, speaking at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, unanimously voiced that God calls all nations to welcome refugees and immigrants.

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French priest reveals ‘forgotten’ Holocaust victims at Twin Cities event

French priest reveals ‘forgotten’ Holocaust victims at Twin Cities event

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since 2004, Father Patrick Desbois has investigated hidden mass graves in Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Belarus, and has found tens of thousands of human remains from the Holocaust buried in fields.

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Film to air highlighting late MN Sen. McCarthy’s run for the presidency, Catholic faith

Film to air highlighting late MN Sen. McCarthy’s run for the presidency, Catholic faith

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rob Hahn’s film about late US Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign, which will air for the first time on Twin Cities Public Television Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. The film “Hi, Gene. Meet the Real Senator McCarthy” recounts McCarthy’s 1968 campaign through interviews with McCarthy in the 1990s and people who knew him in the both 1990s and again in more recent interviews. The film also highlights McCarthy’s Catholic faith and how it influenced his political work.

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Proposed legislation to benefit Catholic schools, prospective families in need

Proposed legislation to benefit Catholic schools, prospective families in need

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

A bill that can help middle and low-income families afford a Catholic or private school made headway among Minnesota state Senate and House committees Jan. 24.

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