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Did Pope Francis get what he wanted from the synod?

Did Pope Francis get what he wanted from the synod?

| Francis X. Rocca | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since the end of the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family, news outlets have portrayed the outcome as a “setback” or “loss” for Pope Francis — even a “rebuke” to him.

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‘Live your life by faith,’ ESPN football analyst tells Catholic group

‘Live your life by faith,’ ESPN football analyst tells Catholic group

| Katie Lefebvre | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Football may be Herm Edwards’ forte, but in a keynote address to Catholic school supporters in the Diocese of Sioux City, he talked about his Catholic faith and education.

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Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

| Carol Glatz | October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Big Bang theory and evolution do not eliminate the existence of God, who remains the one who set all of creation into motion, Pope Francis told his own science academy.

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Faith comes alive at Archdiocesan Youth Day

Faith comes alive at Archdiocesan Youth Day

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photos from Archdiocesan Youth Day 2014

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Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

Sister helps pottery become prayer at Benedictine Center

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dennis Cavanaugh describes his time in the pottery room at the Benedictine Center as a “prayer event, where pottery is the vehicle.”

In the midst of his third pottery series led by Benedictine Sister Virginia Matter on the campus of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood, Cavanaugh enjoys working with clay, but said the experience offers so much more than practical pottery techniques.

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From the courtroom to cooperation

From the courtroom to cooperation

| October 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

The joint agreement that has been reached between the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and Jeff Anderson and Associates and the survivors he represents is a historic moment in our efforts to assure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.

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Book offers look at how Saint John’s Abbey Church was built

Book offers look at how Saint John’s Abbey Church was built

| October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

For more than 50 years, motorists and passengers on I-94 some 60 miles north of the Twin Cities have seen an enormous concrete structure peeking above the treetops to the south as they near the exit for Collegeville and St. John’s University. The flat trapezoid, the row of bells and the cross in the cutout […]

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Minnesotans celebrate 10-year partnership with Catholics of Kenya

Minnesotans celebrate 10-year partnership with Catholics of Kenya

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | October 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

For a group of Minnesota Catholics, Africa was not too far to go to celebrate 10 years of friendship and cooperation.

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In Pictures – October 23, 2014

In Pictures – October 23, 2014

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

CARDBOARD CITY
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Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

| Francis X. Rocca | October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the “great helmsman” of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a “humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church.”

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Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says

Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Paul VI, the late pope who is to be beatified by Pope Francis Oct. 19, was described by retired Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re as a man rich in spirituality, a thinker and a pastor “very sensitive to the challenges of the modern world.”

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