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Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

| December 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Under Castro’s leadership, the Cuban revolution began in 1953, finally ousting sitting president Fulgencio Batista in 1959. It upended Piedra’s world; his mother spent 40 to 50 days in prison, and two brothers were imprisoned for three and seven years, respectively, he said.

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Retired UST president, alumni partner to bring affordable health care to Uganda capital

Retired UST president, alumni partner to bring affordable health care to Uganda capital

| Doug Hennes | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Shamim Najjuuko sat on a bed in a hospital room in May, finally healthy and anxious to return home to her 2-month-old baby.

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Worlds collide in Reformation exhibition

Worlds collide in Reformation exhibition

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visitors to “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation” — which runs through Jan. 15 — can view the papal bull excommunicating Martin Luther and some of the indulgences that were fodder for the former priest’s break from the Catholic Church.

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Amid the darkness, hold fast to light of hope, pope says

Amid the darkness, hold fast to light of hope, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Christian hope is not the same as being optimistic about the future, but is knowing that whatever dark or frightening things are going on in one’s life, God is there offering protection and light, Pope Francis said.

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Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor ‘such a powerful event’

Priest-historian: 75 years later, Pearl Harbor ‘such a powerful event’

| Mark Pattison | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Catholic military chaplain and historian says the attack on Pearl Harbor, even 75 years later, continues to rivet the attention of Americans because it is “such a powerful event.”

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Religious sisters stay in workforce to help fund order’s retirement needs

Religious sisters stay in workforce to help fund order’s retirement needs

| December 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Retirement Fund for Religious collection in parishes Dec. 10-11

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Pallium Mass a celebration of local link to pope

Pallium Mass a celebration of local link to pope

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since July, Archbishop Bernard Hebda has kept a small brown box in his office with something Pope Francis gave him, but he hasn’t yet been able to use. It is his neatly folded pallium — a small vestment used only by archbishops that the pope blessed in Rome June 29, and which the apostolic nuncio will officially confer on him Dec. 18 at a 2:30 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Four pianos and counting fuel family’s piano-playing passion

Four pianos and counting fuel family’s piano-playing passion

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Take one step into the entryway of Teresa and Jared Taggart’s home in Blaine, and not one but two pianos can be spotted to the immediate left.

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Many numbers, one result: What polling can and cannot do

Many numbers, one result: What polling can and cannot do

| Mark Pattison | December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Four years ago around this time, Americans were wondering about the death of public-opinion polling in an entirely different vein. Then, Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight website had correctly called every state and its delegate count in the 2012 presidential election, rendering most other forms of punditry pretty much useless.

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Our Lady of the Lake spearheads rebuilt community food shelf and thrift store

Our Lady of the Lake spearheads rebuilt community food shelf and thrift store

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We wanted it to be like they’re stepping into a real store,” said Father Tony O’Neill, OLL’s pastor, of the new Grace Family Center. “Everything about the building, the fact that it’s a well-built and handsome building, it communicates to the person who walks in there that we think they’re worth that.”

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Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region Nov. 29, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.

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Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

Pope: Reflections on mercy may be over, but compassion must live on

| Carol Glatz | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Year of Mercy and its series of papal reflections may be over, but compassion and acts of mercy must continue and become a part of everyone’s daily lives, Pope Francis said.

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