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Visitation sisters from mother monastery in France showcased in Basilica exhibit

Visitation sisters from mother monastery in France showcased in Basilica exhibit

| April 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Visitation Sister Suzanne Homeyer stood in the John XXIII Gallery at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis gazing at a recently hung painting. It depicted the back of a nun in full habit carrying a bag in her right hand, walking down a street in Annecy, France.

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Villanova player’s winning shot is no surprise to his high school coach

Villanova player’s winning shot is no surprise to his high school coach

| Carol Zimmermann | April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Kris Jenkins got the ball with the score tied in the final seconds of the NCAA men’s basketball championship game April 4, his former high school coach had no doubt that the Villanova player would make the shot.

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‘Creed,’ ‘Room,’ ‘The Martian’ among newest Christopher Award winners

‘Creed,’ ‘Room,’ ‘The Martian’ among newest Christopher Award winners

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The well-received feature films “Creed,” “The Martian” and “Room” are among 21 winners of Christopher Awards announced March 30 in New York.

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Music and martyrdom

Music and martyrdom

| Melenie Soucheray | March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Choir and orchestra to enhance drama of classic silent film at Cathedral, Basilica

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Joining the Church

Joining the Church

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

What RCIA means for the whole community

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Kids’ unsupervised online use likened to sending them to adult bookstore

Kids’ unsupervised online use likened to sending them to adult bookstore

| Tom Tracy | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Parents who don’t supervise their children’s online activity and mobile device usage might as well be dropping off their kids at an adult bookstore filled with dangerous strangers.

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Fear not the confessional

Fear not the confessional

| March 2, 2016 | 6 Comments

Priests explain sacrament’s purpose ahead of 24 Hours for the Lord March 4-5

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‘Spotlight’ is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

‘Spotlight’ is not anti-Catholic, Vatican newspaper says

| Carol Glatz | February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Vatican newspaper said the Oscar-winning film, “Spotlight,” is not anti-Catholic.

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King’s reliquary inspires Rose Ensemble’s concert series

King’s reliquary inspires Rose Ensemble’s concert series

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 13th-century French king who would become a saint went to great lengths to acquire relics from Christ’s life and Passion, including the towel Jesus used to wash his disciples’ feet, pieces of the cross from his crucifixion and his crown of thorns.

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Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

Basilica parishioner describes directing ‘Love and Mercy’ film

| February 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

Basilica of St. Mary parishioner and movie producer and director Bill Pohlad will participate in the annual Mental Health Film Festival at the Basilica, 6 p.m. Feb. 11. He will show “Love and Mercy,” the 2014 film he directed about the life of Brian Wilson, lead singer of the Beach Boys.

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Vatican II at 50

Vatican II at 50

| December 16, 2015 | 6 Comments

The Communion rail — a singular element of pre-Vatican II church architecture — symbolizes both the hope and the hurt in the Church connected with the Second Vatican Council.

The removal of the Communion rail, where the faithful once knelt to receive the Eucharist, was to some a sign of progress; to others it meant the loss of beauty, sanctity and tradition.

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Local author’s new book sings praises of sacred music

Local author’s new book sings praises of sacred music

| December 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Virginia Schubert, a parishioner of St. Agnes Church and Nativity of Our Lord, both in St. Paul, recently published “To Sing with the Angels: A History of the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale.” In it, the longtime soprano member of the Chorale — in its 42nd year — highlights the musical contributions and reach of Chorale founder Msgr. Richard Schuler, and its significance as part of the sacred liturgy at St. Agnes Church. Schubert, a professor emerita of Macalester College in St. Paul and Lady Commander in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, answers questions about her new book.

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