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From marshy to manicured: Vatican Gardens’ gruesome past grows into green haven

From marshy to manicured: Vatican Gardens’ gruesome past grows into green haven

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today’s lush and immaculately manicured Vatican Gardens were once just a sprawl of mosquito-infested swamps, clay hillsides and hardy grape vines.

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Pope falls, not hurt at Mass; says God shows his greatness in humility

Pope falls, not hurt at Mass; says God shows his greatness in humility

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

God chose to manifest his power not by amazing feats of greatness but rather through small acts of humility, choosing to enter the world as a child born of a woman, Pope Francis said.

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Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

Pope urges Poles to value their memories, but be open to change

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Poland’s memory and identity are the two catalysts that will lead the country forward and turn hopeless situations — such as those facing migrants — into opportunities for future generations, Pope Francis said.

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Join us for the Leading With Faith luncheon!

Join us for the Leading With Faith luncheon!

| July 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join us to honor and celebrate our 2015 Leading With Faith winners. Archbishop Bernard Hebda will present the awards.

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Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

Pope expresses shock over violence in French church

| Cindy Wooden | July 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

The murder of a priest in northern France, taken hostage with a handful of other faithful during a weekday morning Mass July 26, is another act of “absurd violence” added to too many stories of senseless violence and death, said the Vatican spokesman.

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Clinton’s VP pick, a Catholic born in St. Paul, faces criticism for his stand on abortion

Clinton’s VP pick, a Catholic born in St. Paul, faces criticism for his stand on abortion

| Colleen Dulle | July 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Only a week after Donald Trump chose as his running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who was raised a Catholic and today is evangelical, Hillary Clinton chose as her vice presidential running mate, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, a practicing Catholic who has never lost an election, as her vice presidential running mate.

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Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Criminal charges dropped; Archdiocese continues collaboration with county attorney’s office, bolstering December agreement

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Called to Krakow

Called to Krakow

| Josephine von Dohlen | July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local Catholics joining Pope Francis at World Youth Day

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Whatever priest’s posture, eucharistic prayer about God

Whatever priest’s posture, eucharistic prayer about God

| Father John Paul Erickson | July 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

A few weeks ago at a liturgical conference in England, the cardinal prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Cardinal Robert Sarah, created quite a stir by enthusiastically and publicly advocating for the widespread use of “ad orientem” within the Catholic Mass beginning this coming Advent.

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Criminal charges against archdiocese dropped

Criminal charges against archdiocese dropped

| July 20, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Ramsey County Attorney dismissed criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis July 20, citing the two parties’ collaboration in child protection efforts.

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In Prior Lake, cancer ministry arms ‘warriors’ with prayer, cards and care packages

In Prior Lake, cancer ministry arms ‘warriors’ with prayer, cards and care packages

| Jessica Weinberger | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was Rhonda Zweber’s lowest day.

She had just returned home after undergoing a double mastectomy in August 2007. Nauseous from the anesthesia and faced with a lengthy treatment plan to fight her breast cancer, she was unsure of what the future would hold for her and her husband, Val, and their three young daughters.

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Local study: More NFP education needed for medical professionals

Local study: More NFP education needed for medical professionals

| Bridget Ryder | July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

One day on her run, Abigail House Tierney’s mind wandered to her future as a physician assistant student at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. She appreciated what she had learned from shadowing at the AALFA Family Clinic in White Bear Lake, a pro-life medical practice that applies the Creighton Model of natural family planning to women’s health care. But she wondered what further NFP education she would receive.

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