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Local artist uses sacred jewelry to spread Gospel

Local artist uses sacred jewelry to spread Gospel

| Kateri Schmidt | July 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

For Mary Henseler, transforming antique religious medals and vintage jewelry into stunning new pieces is a labor of love.

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New life in old pipes

New life in old pipes

| Catherine Deeds | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Restorer hails the organ’s ability to affect human emotion

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St. Paul musician composes notes of healing

St. Paul musician composes notes of healing

| July 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Autumn Irlbeck was 9 years old, enjoying a carefree Sunday afternoon on the tire swing in the backyard of her Florida home.

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Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently asked young adults like Ellie Jensen to share with him what’s on their minds, so the 27-year-old is telling him that she thinks the Church should recast — though not change — its vision of marriage for young people. Many young adults don’t understand it or are afraid of it, she said, because of divorce, cohabitation and a culture that generally devalues marriage.

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Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

Canada’s Jesuits, indigenous hope canoe trip can foster reconciliation

| Mickey Conlon | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The path to reconciliation between Canada and its First Nations’ people will ultimately be a long journey, but the road to healing a schism developed over 400 years needs to start somewhere.

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Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

Vatican shuts down fountains as Rome deals with drought

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

While Rome reels from one of its worst droughts in decades, the Vatican is doing its part to conserve water by shutting down the city-state’s 100 fountains.

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Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

| Julie Asher | July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. senators must reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act unless such a measure “protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn and supports conscience rights,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee.

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Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

Pope, others pray as parents of Charlie Gard end legal struggle for help

| Simon Caldwell | July 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis is praying for the parents of Charlie Gard after a U.S. doctor told them nothing could be done to help their son.

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Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

| Joe Towalski | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

About a month after he was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Andrew Cozzens had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis following a public audience in Rome. He wanted to thank the pope for naming him a bishop.

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Texas priest wins prestigious homebrewing award

Texas priest wins prestigious homebrewing award

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The pastor of a Fort Worth, Texas, parish won a Ninkasi Award June 17 at the annual National Homebrew Competition during Homebrew Con, held this year at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quo Vadis camps launched in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis this summer to provide youth with an introduction to vocational discernment.

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U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

U.S. Supreme Court says travel ban exemption can include grandparents

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court said grandparents can be included among those who have a “bona fide” relationship with refugees seeking to enter the United States from six majority-Muslim countries under the Trump administration’s temporary travel ban.

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