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Newark archdiocese to unveil 9/11 memorial monument

Newark archdiocese to unveil 9/11 memorial monument

| May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Catholic Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., will unveil an outdoor memorial monument, honoring the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, immediately following a Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 30.

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Families voice support for parental choice in education bills

Families voice support for parental choice in education bills

| Peter Noll | May 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Last Monday was the final day of the 2011 regular session of the Minnesota Legislature with lawmakers and the governor at a virtual impasse regarding finance and revenue bills.

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Concerns on state budget, gratitude for marriage bill

Concerns on state budget, gratitude for marriage bill

| May 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Minnesota Catholic Conference continues work on priorities as special session looms

As state legislators appear headed to a special session to complete the unfinished business of passing a state budget, the Minnesota Cath­olic Conference is working to ensure that a final agreement meets the needs of the state’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens.

In the meantime, it expressed gratitude to lawmakers who voted in favor of a marriage amendment bill that was among the MCC’s top legislative priorities.

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Christian singers perform in Maple Grove

Christian singers perform in Maple Grove

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Singer and songwriter Sarah Hart shares a laugh with fellow musicians Steve Angrisano and Jesse Manibusan during their concert at St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove May 20.

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Catholic school welcomed into archdiocesan fold

Catholic school welcomed into archdiocesan fold

| May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

It is official.

Cedarcrest Academy in Maple Grove can proclaim its identity as a Roman Catholic school.

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Ascension adds to Resurrection glory

Ascension adds to Resurrection glory

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Ascension — commemorated June 5 this year — took place 40 days after Jesus’ resurrection from the dead (Acts 1:3). On that great and glorious day the Lord Jesus was “lifted up before their eyes in a cloud which took him from their sight” (Acts 1:9).

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Institute grads set to share new understanding of faith

Institute grads set to share new understanding of faith

| Susan Klemond For The Catholic Spirit | May 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Previously, Linda Harmon and her family didn’t attend Mass regularly because they lacked a connection to the faith, a view she thinks many Catholics share.

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New translation is a plus for Catholics

New translation is a plus for Catholics

| James Breig | May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Microsoft Vista and “New Coke” have proven that not every change is for the better. Furthermore, when change comes to important elements of life, it is often resisted with the cry of “we never did it that way before.”

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Minnesota House passes marriage amendment bill

Minnesota House passes marriage amendment bill

| May 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Following an emotional debate, the Minnesota House passed a measure Saturday night by a vote of 70-62 that will put a state constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2012 to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

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Minnesota Catholic Conference decries the choice of Bradlee Dean to deliver opening prayer in house of representatives

Minnesota Catholic Conference decries the choice of Bradlee Dean to deliver opening prayer in house of representatives

| May 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, today decried the invitation of Bradlee Dean to give the prayer at the opening of today’s House session. “It was wrong to have a person with extremist views, like those attributed to Dean, deliver the prayer in the House,” said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director.

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Budget threatens basic needs of vulnerable and disabled Minnesotans

Budget threatens basic needs of vulnerable and disabled Minnesotans

| May 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

More than 40,000 poor Minnesotans with disabilities and serious illnesses would be at risk of losing some or all of their basic needs assistance under the health and human services state budget passed by the legislature this week.

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