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Rosary launch

Rosary launch

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Parishioners at St. Paul in Ham Lake launch a balloon rosary during the annual parish picnic June 22.

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News Notes – July 3, 2013

News Notes – July 3, 2013

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

– Annunciation celebrates 150 years
– Sunday evening Mass added at Corpus Christi
– Hill-Murray honors distinguished alums

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Catholic presence at Battle of Gettysburg still evident 150 years later

Catholic presence at Battle of Gettysburg still evident 150 years later

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

They were Poles, Austrians, Germans, Czechs, Italians, Irish — especially Irish — and they had one thing in common. They were Catholics, many of them new immigrants but loyal Americans.

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Protecting ‘gift of our freedom’ starts with knowing, sharing faith

Protecting ‘gift of our freedom’ starts with knowing, sharing faith

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the government more tightly circumscribes citizens’ freedom to act on religious convictions in society, Catholics need to learn their faith well and be willing to defend it in charity against those who oppose it or don’t understand religious liberty and the threats it faces, according to speakers at a June 22 Freedom Forum on religious liberty at St. Peter in Mendota.

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Archbishop Nienstedt stirs Mass-goers to defend religious liberty

Archbishop Nienstedt stirs Mass-goers to defend religious liberty

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

During a Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul at the Cathedral of St. Paul June 29, Archbishop John Nienstedt urged several hundred worshippers in attendance to model the two saints by putting their faith into action in the public square.

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Setting record straight on assessments, archdiocesan finances

Setting record straight on assessments, archdiocesan finances

| Thomas Mertens | July 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

The article in the June 23 StarTribune that ran under the headline “Twin Cities Archdiocese seeks bigger cut of collections,” got it wrong. The article included misinformation and left out important facts. The StarTribune has so far refused to print a correction or the response that I submitted to set the record straight.

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Why we need conscience rights in health care

Why we need conscience rights in health care

| Sarah Schaefer | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

No health care professional should have to leave her conscience at the door when she goes to work

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Adult faith formation growing in popularity among Latinos

Adult faith formation growing in popularity among Latinos

| Caroline Rode | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Latino population in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is growing and is integral to the future of the local Church. That is why, in three of the past 11 years, Latino institutes have been offered for those who would like to receive deeper religious formation in Spanish.

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Author Vince Flynn left behind much more than his books

Author Vince Flynn left behind much more than his books

| Kathy Schneeman | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In mourning the loss of a loved one, it’s tempting to just crawl under the covers and stay there. But those who are left behind need to trudge forward, and that’s what the family of Vince Flynn is doing right now. I believe he’s watching them with pride pumping his fists into the air and cheering in that big, bellowing voice of his.

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Evangelization motivated National History Day winners

Evangelization motivated National History Day winners

| Caroline Rode | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

With more than 2,000 years of existence, it’s no surprise that people continue to study the Catholic Church’s vast history.

Three girls from West St. Paul took one event in Church history and ended up creating a prize-winning performance.

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Still room to register for Catholic summer youth day camps

Still room to register for Catholic summer youth day camps

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

youthTotus Tuus — a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and Eucharist worship — has openings at upcoming camps.

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Place your hope in the joy of heaven

Place your hope in the joy of heaven

| Deacon Marcus Milless | July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and discovered the New World. Imagine the joy he experienced in his discovery after two months of hardship. Then, imagine the even greater joy he had in sharing these experiences with his friends.

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