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After 64 years, Poor Clares leave monastery with legacy of prayer and friendship

After 64 years, Poor Clares leave monastery with legacy of prayer and friendship

| Susan Klemond | February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

When the Poor Clare Sisters leave their Bloomington monastery to resettle in Rochester this month, the sound of the bells that have called them to prayer for at least 60 years will remind neighbors and local Catholics that good friends have moved away.

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St. Olaf throws Super Bowl party for homeless displaced by game security

St. Olaf throws Super Bowl party for homeless displaced by game security

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. Olaf in downtown Minneapolis hosted homeless men and women during Super Bowl weekend to accommodate the temporary closure of First Covenant Church’s shelter, due to its close proximity to U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Philadelphia Eagles punter sees God’s hand in path to Super Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles punter sees God’s hand in path to Super Bowl

| February 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones understands how rarely a chance to play in the Super Bowl comes around.

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Catholic faith an influence for New England Patriots assistant coaches

Catholic faith an influence for New England Patriots assistant coaches

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

For a block of time each Saturday evening before a home game, several New England Patriots coaches break away from the task of finalizing game plans.

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Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday-style

Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday-style

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people looking at their February calendars are doing a double-take with Ash Wednesday falling on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.

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Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic

Mexican bishops: Most churches damaged in September quakes were historic

| David Agren | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A report from the Mexican bishops’ conference has catalogued 1,850 damaged churches — including 17 cathedrals — due to the twin earthquakes that shook the country in September. The report, released Jan. 29, found that 1,603 of damaged churches were cataloged as “historic” buildings.

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Prelates’ friendly Super Bowl wager will benefit poor whoever wins game

Prelates’ friendly Super Bowl wager will benefit poor whoever wins game

| Matthew Gambino | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A friendly wager between the archbishops of Philadelphia and Boston for Super Bowl LII Feb. 4 in Minneapolis between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will benefit needy people in both cities.

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South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics are steppingstone to peace

South Korean bishop hopes Winter Olympics are steppingstone to peace

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A South Korean bishop wants the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be a steppingstone for achieving peace in the region, reported ucanews.com.

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Grants help more schools adopt blended learning model

Grants help more schools adopt blended learning model

| January 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Like his classmates at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School in Mound, seventh-grader Noah Vogt’s regular math homework is to watch his teacher give a lesson via video. The next day in class, he does his homework with that teacher nearby.

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Traveling crucifixes help students think about, pray for vocations

Traveling crucifixes help students think about, pray for vocations

| Susan Klemond | January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lesson materials in the kits “get teachers involved and focused on vocations themselves as well as letting the children realize that they need to follow Jesus and walk in his paths,” Renshaw said.

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St. Joseph the Worker parishioners navigate troubled waters in Haiti

St. Joseph the Worker parishioners navigate troubled waters in Haiti

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was supposed to be a mindless maneuver for four members of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove and their retired pastor, Father Don Piché, during a mission trip to Haiti in November.

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Churches in Syrian enclave say Turkish bombing is killing civilians

Churches in Syrian enclave say Turkish bombing is killing civilians

| Dale Gavlak | January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Churches in Afrin, Syria, are calling on the world to stop the slaughter of civilians during the Turkish military assault.

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