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At 100, Holy Family’s Lebanese roots still strong

At 100, Holy Family’s Lebanese roots still strong

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before the turn of the 20th century, Catholic immigrants fleeing persecution in Lebanon were settling in St. Paul, but they had no church of their own.

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St. Francis de Sales parishioners react with joy, sense of loss to pastor’s bishop appointment

St. Francis de Sales parishioners react with joy, sense of loss to pastor’s bishop appointment

| September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Twenty people at a Sept. 18 morning daily Mass at St. Francis de Sales in St. Paul got some surprising news after communion, delivered by parish business administrator Steve Carter.

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Local Catholics turn to parish, grassroots efforts to speak about national scandal

Local Catholics turn to parish, grassroots efforts to speak about national scandal

| and Susan Klemond | September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

What can be done to hold bishops accountable? Will we ever hear the end of clergy sexual abuse? Will my children and grandchildren remain committed to the faith in light of the recent scandals?

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As V Encuentro national conference nears, local leaders reflect on what they’ve learned

As V Encuentro national conference nears, local leaders reflect on what they’ve learned

| September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ricky Gonzalez was initially hesitant to embrace his parish’s new evangelization efforts aimed at the Latino community. He described prospect of sharing his Catholic faith with strangers as “scary.”

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Court rules against Pro-Life Action Ministries in aborted fetal tissue case

Court rules against Pro-Life Action Ministries in aborted fetal tissue case

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pro-life advocates’ case against the University of Minnesota Medical School regarding its illegal use of aborted fetal tissue for research was dismissed by the Minnesota Court of Appeals Aug. 20.

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Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every table in the Basilica of St. Mary’s basement hall was filled Aug. 28 as about 100 young adults gathered in Minneapolis to discuss the scandal of clergy sexual abuse and its cover-up.

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St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will preside over an ecumenical prayer service for racial justice, peace and healing 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at St. Peter Claver in St. Paul. 

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Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 20 Catholics gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul following Mass Aug. 26 to pray in response to the clergy sex abuse scandal. The prayer service was part of a national call-to-action from the newly formed group, #CatholicsForAction.

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Cretin-Derham Hall faces lawsuit over expelled student due to safety threat

Cretin-Derham Hall faces lawsuit over expelled student due to safety threat

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months after Cretin-Derham Hall addressed a rumored gun-related safety threat, the St. Paul Catholic high school faces a lawsuit from the expelled student tied to the rumor.

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Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the sun set Aug. 20, about 120 Catholics gathered at the bottom of the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for survivors of clergy sexual abuse and for a cleansing of the Church.

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Vikings QB coach inspired by Sparano’s faith, priorities

Vikings QB coach inspired by Sparano’s faith, priorities

| August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski remembers going to Winter Park, the team’s old practice facility in Eden Prairie, to find offensive line coach Tony Sparano praying with his Bible in his office in the early morning before practice.

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Former Senate candidate meets with women who had abortions to better understand issue, effects

Former Senate candidate meets with women who had abortions to better understand issue, effects

| August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Casey Andrus of Chisago City had second thoughts during her first abortion procedure at the age of 18.

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