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St. Paul’s Outreach celebrates 30 years of college ministry

St. Paul’s Outreach celebrates 30 years of college ministry

| Jessica Weinberger | February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Beyond choosing a field of study or deciding which dorm to call home, college students face deeper decisions: Who do they want to be? What do they believe in? For the first time, it’s up to them to decide, and many contemplate leaving their Catholic faith behind.

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Cookies, sombrero and a shoe shine: Even reporters give pope gifts

Cookies, sombrero and a shoe shine: Even reporters give pope gifts

| Cindy Wooden | February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Making his 12th trip abroad, Pope Francis was accustomed to collecting interview requests, notes and gifts from the journalists who travel on the plane with him.

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Red Wing parish begins Lent with palm burning

Red Wing parish begins Lent with palm burning

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph in Red Wing featured burning of palms in its Ash Wednesday prayer service.

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Giving to the poor is part of jubilee year, pope says

Giving to the poor is part of jubilee year, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | February 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

A jubilee year that does not open people’s wallets to share what they have with others is not a true jubilee, Pope Francis said.

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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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The tone ashes set for Lent: a journey into a new, fuller life

The tone ashes set for Lent: a journey into a new, fuller life

| David Gibson | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the flames from a bonfire’s logs begin to die down and finally die out, it seems initially that only ashes remain. But closer inspection typically reveals that glowing embers remain alive under the ashes.

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Giving drink to 60,000 — and counting

Giving drink to 60,000 — and counting

| Bridget Ryder | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local couple’s nonprofit provides clean water to Tanzanians

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‘The Revenant’ and the search for a higher justice

‘The Revenant’ and the search for a higher justice

| Bishop Robert Barron | February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alejandro Iñárritu’s new film “The Revenant” is one of the most talked about movies, and for good reason. The opening 20 minutes, which feature a frighteningly realistic Indian attack and a horrifically vivid mauling by a grizzly bear, are absolutely compelling viewing. And the remainder of the film is so involving that this viewer, at least, felt physically sick as he followed the sufferings of the main character.

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Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

| Jessica Weinberger | January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, enrollment at Immaculate Conception School in the first-ring suburb of Columbia Heights was at a record low, and its future was unclear. Veteran educator and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parishioner Jane Bona joined a committee to help evaluate the viability of the school and walked away with a new title – principal.

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Pope: Patch up family feuds, forgive, let go of painful past

Pope: Patch up family feuds, forgive, let go of painful past

| Carol Glatz | January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Let the Year of Mercy be the time to end all family feuds, to forgive each other and let bygones be bygones, Pope Francis said.

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Pair who were in Benghazi say they felt God’s protection in firefight

Pair who were in Benghazi say they felt God’s protection in firefight

| Mark Pattison | January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not only are there no atheists in foxholes, but some of the denominational differences seem to disappear, too, once you’re under heavy fire.

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Catholic agency on front lines helping Flint residents with water crisis

Catholic agency on front lines helping Flint residents with water crisis

| Cari Ann DeLamielleure-Scott | January 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night to provide safe water to those living and working in the community.

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