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UST law prof outlines pro-life legal challenges

UST law prof outlines pro-life legal challenges

| Bridget Ryder | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Four specific threats to the dignity of human life are interrelated in contributing to laws that deny both the right to life and the natural rights of parents and children, said University of St. Thomas law professor Teresa Collett.

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Open Window Theatre postpones productions until building meets code

Open Window Theatre postpones productions until building meets code

| Susan Klemond | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Performances postponed until building meets code

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LifeTeen CEO: Love, examples help teens’ faith

LifeTeen CEO: Love, examples help teens’ faith

| Susan Klemond | April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic youth are experiencing their own “climate change” as they face moral challenges at a younger age and lead busier lives that don’t allow time to consider their faith seriously, said LifeTeen president and CEO Randy Raus, who spoke April 8 at the 2016 LiveFamily! Expo at St. Raphael in Crystal.

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Army National Guard chaplain, St. Joe pastor reflects on deployment

Army National Guard chaplain, St. Joe pastor reflects on deployment

| Jessica Weinberger | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

At St. Joseph in West St. Paul, Father Michael Creagan serves as pastor to more than 1,900 families. But his full pastoral duties extend to hundreds more — the men and women of the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 1/34th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, part of the esteemed “Red Bulls.”

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Bill Nye is not the Philosophy Guy

Bill Nye is not the Philosophy Guy

| Bishop Robert Barron | April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Reliable sources have informed me that for the millennial generation Bill Nye is a figure of great importance, due to his widely-watched program from the 1990’s called “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Evidently, he taught a large swath of American youth the fundamentals of experimental science and became for them a sort of paragon of reason. Well, I’ll take their word for it.

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Senior Housing Guide 2016

Senior Housing Guide 2016

| March 31, 2016 | 1 Comment

2016 Senior Housing Guide

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Aging prompts need to exercise mind, body and spirit

Aging prompts need to exercise mind, body and spirit

| Sarah Hinds | March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

As people age, they should not only make efforts to be physically and mentally sharp, but they should also consider ways to take stock of their spiritual health.

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Digital Edition: March 31, 2016

Digital Edition: March 31, 2016

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda named Archbishop-designate, Women stand with Little Sisters of the Poor, Bishops at the Capitol, Mother Angelica dies on Easter, Housing the homeless, Physician-assisted suicide, Principal honored, Senior housing guide

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St. John Paul II and the call of Divine Mercy Sunday

St. John Paul II and the call of Divine Mercy Sunday

| Alyssa Bormes | March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2005, Easter was on March 27, and Divine Mercy Sunday was on April 3. It’s the same this year. It will be 141 years before this will happen again. See if you can recall Easter 2005. For me, it will always be bright in my memory.

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Bishops’ visit to Capitol models faithful citizenship

Bishops’ visit to Capitol models faithful citizenship

| Jonathan Liedl | March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

When the bishops of Minnesota had breakfast with Gov. Mark Dayton and met with legislators at the State Capitol in mid-March, they weren’t just “keeping up appearances.” Beyond the pleasantries and the occasional photo-op, the day was a powerful encapsulation of the mission of the Minnesota Catholic Conference: to protect human dignity and advance the common good by living out the Church’s right and responsibility to participate in public conversation about laws and policies.

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As believers, we need to be joyful, fearless, persevering Church

As believers, we need to be joyful, fearless, persevering Church

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | March 31, 2016

Throughout these days of Easter, the readings at Mass remind us of the connection between being disciples of Christ and giving witness to his resurrection. Like Mary Magdalen, Simon Peter, John the beloved disciple and Thomas, we’re called to announce that the Jesus who suffered and died on the cross truly rose from the dead. It’s a story that tests our credulity (how many people do we know who have risen from the dead?). And yet, we know it to be true because of the eye witness testimony of that first generation of believers who saw the empty tomb, who were invited to explore the wounds in the hands and side of the risen Christ, or who shared a meal with him on the seashore and watched him eat the fish that he had prepared. From generation to generation, that testimony has been passed on with great care in the Church — and today that privileged task falls to us.

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Appointments: March 31, 2016

Appointments: March 31, 2016

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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