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Papal parenting guide: Francis delivers his own how-to for families

Papal parenting guide: Francis delivers his own how-to for families

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis knows the family is made up of real people living in the real world, which is why he often gives down-to-earth advice.

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Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

| Mark Pattison | July 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level.

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Hundreds of pro-lifers rally at Planned Parenthood

Hundreds of pro-lifers rally at Planned Parenthood

| July 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an effort to continue shining the light on Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress, several hundred pro-life supporters gathered for a rally at Planned Parenthood’s facility in St. Paul July 28.

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Steubenville conferences fuel young people in the faith

Steubenville conferences fuel young people in the faith

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Steubenville North summer 2015 conference continues through July 26 on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas.

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Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting

Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette in which two were killed and nine wounded.

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Bike riders get ready for Bethlehem Academy fundraiser

Bike riders get ready for Bethlehem Academy fundraiser

| July 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Twenty one people from Faribault are getting ready to jump on their bikes and pedal to raise money for Bethlehem Academy in Faribault.

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Father Barron among LA bishops-elect

Father Barron among LA bishops-elect

| July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named three auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Gerald Wilkerson, 75.

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Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible God could use that proposal to bring healing and holiness, Pope Francis said.

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A change in habit: Sister reflects on 60 years of religious life

A change in habit: Sister reflects on 60 years of religious life

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

A young woman walked down the aisle on her wedding day wondering if she was making the right decision. Getting closer to the altar, she saw a statue of the Infant of Prague, its message inviting her to choose her destiny: “If you love me, come follow me.” In a silent response she prayed, “I’m going to go ahead with this, but give me a daughter who’ll be a nun.” Before saying “I do,” she amended her request: “No, make it two.”

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Catholic United aiding storm recovery near Brainerd

Catholic United aiding storm recovery near Brainerd

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Representatives from Catholic United Financial in Roseville arrived in the Brainerd area July 15 to aid clean up efforts after severe weather July 12 damaged homes, vehicles, docks and resorts in the area.

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For the beauty of the earth

For the beauty of the earth

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bolstered by ‘Laudato Si’’, parishes aim to engage, protect creation

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A ticket to hell: Dante’s ‘Inferno’ inspires Fringe show

A ticket to hell: Dante’s ‘Inferno’ inspires Fringe show

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

A famous medieval poem is getting a contemporary twist at this year’s Minnesota Fringe Festival, Minneapolis’ annual smorgasbord of theater, performance art and storytelling. “Tales from Café Inferno” re-imagines the first — and best known — third of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem the “Divine Comedy.” In Fringe’s version, Hell isn’t a series of nine descending circles of suffering; it’s a coffee shop.

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