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Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

| Joseph McAleer | November 3, 2016 | 4 Comments

In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his disciples, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
That statement is vividly realized in “Hacksaw Ridge,” which recounts the extraordinary heroism of Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) during the Battle of Okinawa in the closing days of World War II.

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Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

As directed and co-written by Scott Derrickson, this first big-screen adventure for the Marvel Comics superhero who debuted in print back in 1963 showcases a surfeit of magical nonsense and New Age rigmarole concerning spell-casting, astral bodies and the like. Accordingly, it’s not at all suitable fare for impressionable youngsters.

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Sorrow and joy: Marking the Reformation with honesty about the past

Sorrow and joy: Marking the Reformation with honesty about the past

| Cindy Wooden | October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Catholics and Lutherans prepare to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, Pope Francis said they should feel “pain for the division that still exists among us, but also joy for the brotherhood we have already rediscovered.”

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Last Chance Mass drawing max capacity crowd

Last Chance Mass drawing max capacity crowd

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every Sunday night during the school year, St. John Vianney College Seminary gets packed to the gills.

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‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

| Katie Borkowski | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Al Roker, weather and feature anchor on NBC’s “Today” show, told a Sioux City Catholic audience that he owes his success in life and his career to the Catholic education he received growing up.

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Ham Lake parishioner brings divine mercy documentary to Andover theater

Ham Lake parishioner brings divine mercy documentary to Andover theater

| Beth Blair | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last winter, Donna Zroka and other parishioners at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake saw a movie trailer for “The Original Image of Divine Mercy.” The documentary traces the history of the painting that’s based on the description St. Faustina Kowalska recorded in her diary after receiving revelations from Jesus in the 1930s.

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See marks 50 years as Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

See marks 50 years as Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

| Bob Zyskowski | October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Currying favor with the people of Minneapolis — Catholics and non-Catholics alike — was behind the name change, according to documents in the archdiocesan archives, and civic influence and Church finances had as much to do with the modification as did the sense that people in both cities and the suburbs saw the Twin Cities as a metropolitan area.

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Adoption vs. surrogacy

Adoption vs. surrogacy

| Bridget Ryder | October 7, 2016 | 6 Comments

As the discussion on surrogacy continues before a Minnesota state legislative commission studying the issue, the divide between the two sides becomes clearer, even as proponents of the practice try to normalize it.

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Exploring the final frontier, Star Trek offered peace, paper says

Exploring the final frontier, Star Trek offered peace, paper says

| Carol Glatz | September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Honoring Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, the Vatican newspaper said the overwhelmingly popular series gave the world a model of peace, tolerance and cooperation at a time of global tensions.

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Motherhood in the digital age

Motherhood in the digital age

| Beth Blair | September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Amid diapers and dinner, Catholic moms turn to blogging for camaraderie and creative outlet

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The nitty-gritty of surrogacy arrangements

The nitty-gritty of surrogacy arrangements

| Bridget Ryder | September 7, 2016 | 6 Comments

When plans change, parties become at odds with financial responsibilities, well-being of children

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Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

| Ken Niezgoda | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Galen Rupp is slowly chiseling his place in history.

On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug. 21, Rupp became the first American-born athlete to medal in the marathon in 40 years as he earned the bronze. As he crossed the finish line, the graduate of Central Catholic High School in Portland made the sign of the cross.

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