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Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

| Patricia Zapor | June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.

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St. Joseph parishioners gather to light candles, write notes and pray

St. Joseph parishioners gather to light candles, write notes and pray

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

A basket sat in the gathering space at St. Joseph in West St. Paul. It contained cards, many addressed to Bishop Lee Piché, who had been the pastor there from 1999 to 2005.

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Gratitude at heart of farewell Mass for Office of Catholic Schools

Gratitude at heart of farewell Mass for Office of Catholic Schools

| Nicole Mamura for The Catholic Spirit | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Catholic school leaders and faculty gathered with staff members of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis June 24 for a Mass of appreciation for the archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools. The Mass was held as a closing liturgy for the office, which will cease operating June 30.

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Pope tells parents to be mindful of children’s suffering

Pope tells parents to be mindful of children’s suffering

| Laura Ieraci | June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The deep hurts that spouses inflict on each other cause great suffering to their children and, in some cases, lead to a separation that is “morally necessary” to protect spouses and children from more serious forms of violence, Pope Francis said during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square June 24.

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Chancellor, 2 priests run in solidarity at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth

Chancellor, 2 priests run in solidarity at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth

| June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

It’s not often that a runner is suffering before the race even begins.

But, such was the case for Susan Mulheron before the start of the annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth June 20.

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Baltimore archbishop opens Fortnight for Freedom with Gospel connection

Baltimore archbishop opens Fortnight for Freedom with Gospel connection

| By Karen Sampson Hoffman | June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop William Lori reminded those gathered for Mass June 21 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore that when it comes to religious freedom, American Catholics and Christians worldwide are in the same “boat.”

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People express heartache, outrage as they mourn shooting victims

People express heartache, outrage as they mourn shooting victims

| By Daniel O'Shea | June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Together, Minnesota faith communities say hate crimes attack both individual victims and entire communities

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Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resign; Catholics look to future of archdiocese

Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resign; Catholics look to future of archdiocese

| June 18, 2015

In confirming the resignations of his fellow bishops June 15, Bishop Andrew Cozzens pledged to work closely with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ new apostolic administrator “to bring our archdiocese into a new day so that the work of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which we have done here for almost 165 years, may continue.”

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All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it, pope says

All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it, pope says

| By Cindy Wooden | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

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‘For the Holy Church’

‘For the Holy Church’

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

At St. Mark, men’s and women’s religious communities focus on family

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Encyclical a hoped catalyst for conversation, change

Encyclical a hoped catalyst for conversation, change

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Long overdue but a potential catalyst for change is how Christopher Thompson characterized Pope Francis’ widely anticipated encyclical on the environment, which was to be released June 18.

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Archbishop Hebda eager to listen, learn as he takes charge of archdiocese

Archbishop Hebda eager to listen, learn as he takes charge of archdiocese

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is the first to admit he has a lot to learn about the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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