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Nearly 90, archdiocese’s oldest active pastor focuses on love and mercy

Nearly 90, archdiocese’s oldest active pastor focuses on love and mercy

| Susan Klemond | June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

After 65 years of priesthood, Father John Clay could fit his favorite pastoral message into a single 140-character tweet.

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Lakeville senior nurtures her garden, neighborhood and parish

Lakeville senior nurtures her garden, neighborhood and parish

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

“I have so many slogans in this house, it’s just amazing,” said the 70-year-old member of St. Joseph in Rosemount. “My biggest one is: Wish it, dream it, do it.”

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Ham Lake parish’s prison ministry aims to help offenders know their dignity

Ham Lake parish’s prison ministry aims to help offenders know their dignity

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wound healers

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St. Kate’s looks ahead

St. Kate’s looks ahead

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Driven by mission, the Catholic liberal arts university for women plans for future with new president

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Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

| Joe Ruff | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Members of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn prayed June 16 for Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida, his father and mother, Matthew and Melissa, and sister, 4-year-old Ella, during a regularly scheduled morning Mass and special rosary.

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Granite and clay: Creativity, patience shape sculptor for priesthood

Granite and clay: Creativity, patience shape sculptor for priesthood

| Carol Glatz | June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the small dormitory room that smelled of moist modelling clay, dozens of statues of a laughing Jesus lined wooden shelves against a wall.

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Bishops, others offer consolation, resolve after Orlando shootings

Bishops, others offer consolation, resolve after Orlando shootings

| June 20, 2016 | 4 Comments

Bishops of dioceses which themselves fell victim to mass shootings in recent years were among the flood of Catholic leaders offering condolences and consolation to survivors and family members of the victims of the mass shooting June 12 at a gay nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida.

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First Puerto Rican victim of Orlando mass shooting laid to rest at home

First Puerto Rican victim of Orlando mass shooting laid to rest at home

| Wallice de la Vega | June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Songs blared June 18 while a white horse-drawn hearse and a weeping crowd departed Barriada Esperanza sector of Guanica with the body of Angel Candelario Padro.

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Too many couples do not understand marriage is for life, pope says

Too many couples do not understand marriage is for life, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

Because most people today do not understand that sacramental marriage really is a bond that binds them to each other for life, many marriages today can be considered invalid, Pope Francis said.

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Ursulines bid farewell to Villa Maria retreat center near Lake Pepin

Ursulines bid farewell to Villa Maria retreat center near Lake Pepin

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The absence of Ursuline sisters at Villa Maria and its distance from the order’s provincial office in St. Louis were key factors in the province leadership team’s decision to close the retreat center and sell the property.

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‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

‘Laudato Si” at one year: Catholics inspired to act on climate change

| Dennis Sadowski | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, told CNS that people want to act on climate change and he credits “Laudato Si'” for that willingness to step up because of their faith.

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We must recognize dignity of all, Orlando bishop says at prayer vigil

We must recognize dignity of all, Orlando bishop says at prayer vigil

| Christine Young and Teresa Peterson | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Our presence here tonight is a symbol of hope. We come to pray,” said Bishop Noonan of Orlando.

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