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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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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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Local director showing film on Franciscan order’s work

Local director showing film on Franciscan order’s work

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal don’t flinch in the face of the destitute. Daily, the friars serve the ill, homeless, prisoners and prostitutes in poor and dangerous areas.

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Jesuits to return 525 acres of South Dakota land to Rosebud Sioux

Jesuits to return 525 acres of South Dakota land to Rosebud Sioux

The Jesuits are returning more than 500 acres in South Dakota to the Rosebud Sioux. The formal return of the property is expected to be complete sometime in May.

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Symposium speaker: Christ’s will, example determine all-male priesthood

Symposium speaker: Christ’s will, example determine all-male priesthood

| Susan Klemond | May 4, 2017 | 9 Comments

Catholic and Protestant disagreement over women’s ordination has less to do with the churches’ views of women’s status than their differences dating back to the Reformation. The sticking point: whether ordained ministry is a sacrament instituted by Christ, as the Catholic Church teaches, or a church-developed ecclesiastical rite, as many Protestants maintain, Sister Sara Butler said at her April 26 lecture, “The Catholic Priesthood as Sacramental Reality: Women’s Ordination in Ecumenical Perspective.” The Siena Symposium at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul sponsored the talk.

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Film students travel to ‘Endor’ to shoot ‘Star Wars’ fan film

Film students travel to ‘Endor’ to shoot ‘Star Wars’ fan film

During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew.

“It was 40 degrees and raining all day long, and everyone was soaked to the bone and just completely shivering,” the 21-year-old recalled.

But as it turned out, he needn’t have worried.

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New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize

New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize

| Mark Pattison | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Promise,” a film dramatizing the genocide of Armenians in the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire at the outset of World War I, was two years in the making, but probably a half-century in the idea stage, according to George Winter, one of the movie’s producers.

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St. Catherine Choral Society to bring Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ to St. Olaf

St. Catherine Choral Society to bring Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ to St. Olaf

| Melenie Soucheray | April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The rehearsal hall in the basement of the music building at St. Catherine University in St. Paul isn’t a mid-18th century cathedral in Leipzig, Germany. But it is where “St. John Passion,” a jewel in Johann Sebastian Bach’s baroque musical crown, is coming to life.

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Author: For Christians, it’s the  end of a world as we know it

Author: For Christians, it’s the end of a world as we know it

| Julie Asher | April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author Rod Dreher’s critics call him an “alarmist” for proposing that Christians today “put some distance” between themselves and “the chaotic mainstream,” or Christianity will not survive.

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