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U.S. Catholic parishes, schools happy to be in path of solar eclipse

U.S. Catholic parishes, schools happy to be in path of solar eclipse

| Carol Zimmermann | August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. Catholic parishes and schools located in the 70-mile-wide path of the total solar eclipse Aug. 21 plan to take part in this rare event with everything from providing parking spaces or viewing sites to offering overnight retreats or all-day events with family activities or scientific lectures.

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Parish seeks conversion through Marian prayer

Parish seeks conversion through Marian prayer

| August 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Patty Bradway asked for Mary’s intercession when she was a child, but only recently, when she began praying a daily rosary for two of her adult children who aren’t practicing the faith, has the St. Pius X parishioner begun to understand the connection between Mary’s Immaculate Heart and Jesus’ Sacred Heart.

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Minimum wage and justice: A complicated relationship

Minimum wage and justice: A complicated relationship

| Bridget Ryder | August 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Carmela Palacios, 38, has been making hamburgers at Burger King for 16 years. She likes her job. She likes to work.

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Dancers connect movement with faith in daylong workshop

Dancers connect movement with faith in daylong workshop

| Melenie Soucheray | August 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Sacred art, including dance, must create and maintain a spiritual experience, Moya McGinn Mathews said. It should have an attitude of reverence. The artist must be willing to be a vessel of the Holy Spirit.

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BSM graduates bound for military academies, service

BSM graduates bound for military academies, service

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Among Benilde-St. Margaret’s School’s graduating class of 219 students this year, four are bound for the U.S. Naval Academy, with others heading to West Point, winning national Naval ROTC scholarships or otherwise preparing to don uniforms in service of their country.

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Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

Catholics with Lutheran roots join prayer for unity but oppose compromising Catholic truths

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

In January 1988, Elizabeth Moldenhauer prayed while on retreat at a Houston, Minnesota, Carmelite hermitage that God would heal her own brokenness, as well as the division between the Lutheran and Catholic churches. Moldenhauer, then a Lutheran living in Minneapolis, had made retreats before during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, but this time she felt the Lord calling her to become Catholic.

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Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

| Mickey Conlon | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The path to reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations’ people will ultimately be a long journey, but the road to healing a schism developed over 400 years needs to start somewhere.

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Advocates urge more awareness about natural family planning options

Advocates urge more awareness about natural family planning options

| Anna Capizzi | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are plenty of myths that surround natural family planning, but advocates say the Catholic Church can help dispel those myths and raise an awareness of which fertility-awareness options exist for married couples that embrace church teaching.

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Learning from natural family planning instructor said better than app

Learning from natural family planning instructor said better than app

| Anna Capizzi | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Natural Cycles recently gained international attention as the first cellphone app to be recognized as a contraceptive by the European Union.

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Cardinal hopes church’s history of survival in Iraq will help its future

Cardinal hopes church’s history of survival in Iraq will help its future

| Carol Glatz | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

To understand the current situation in Iraq — the evolving and complex conflicts there, and the fear and resilience of its Christians — one has to understand its past, which is often ignored or unknown in the West, said a former papal representative to the country.

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Texas priest wins prestigious homebrewing award

Texas priest wins prestigious homebrewing award

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The pastor of a Fort Worth, Texas, parish won a Ninkasi Award June 17 at the annual National Homebrew Competition during Homebrew Con, held this year at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a warm and clear June 3 night at 8:57 p.m., a young couple pulled up to an empty St. Vincent de Paul church in Brooklyn Park and walked through the main doors.

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