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Brother priests mark 60 years

Brother priests mark 60 years

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

For 60 years of priesthood, no amount of snow has stopped Fathers Leonard and Martin Siebenaler from celebrating Sunday Mass at their respective parishes.

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Twin messages of ‘Unplanned’: ‘Be bold’ but show ‘mercy and redemption’

Twin messages of ‘Unplanned’: ‘Be bold’ but show ‘mercy and redemption’

| John Mulderig | February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Faith, forgiveness and healing were some of the central topics that emerged during a recent panel discussion about the forthcoming abortion-themed film “Unplanned” at New York City’s Sheen Center for Thought & Culture.

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Supreme Court offers possible ground for historic memorial cross to stay

Supreme Court offers possible ground for historic memorial cross to stay

| Carol Zimmermann | February 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court seemed to lean toward preserving a historic cross-shaped memorial in Maryland Feb. 27 without making overall clarifications about the constitutionality of religious symbols on public property.

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Measure to protect babies who survive abortion fails in Senate 53-44

Measure to protect babies who survive abortion fails in Senate 53-44

| February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Senate in an evening vote Feb. 25 failed to pass a measure sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, to require that babies born alive after an abortion be given medical attention and “the same protection of law as any newborn.”

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Cardinal Pell convicted on five counts; verdict will be appealed

Cardinal Pell convicted on five counts; verdict will be appealed

| February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

An Australian court found Cardinal George Pell guilty on five charges related to the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old boys; sentencing is expected in early March, but the cardinal’s lawyer already has announced plans to appeal the conviction.

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Catholics at the Capitol: A faith-filled, public witness to legislators

Catholics at the Capitol: A faith-filled, public witness to legislators

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of 21 Catholics who gathered in Rep. Rick Hansen’s office prayed for him and his colleague, Sen. Matt Klein of Mendota Heights, at the conclusion of their visit during Catholics at the Capitol Feb. 19.

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More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics bring voices to State Capitol

More than 1,000 Minnesota Catholics bring voices to State Capitol

| Dianne Towalski | February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Be bold, be brave, be Catholic.”

That’s how Gloria Purvis of the Eternal Word Television Network summed up the keynote address by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at Catholics at the Capitol Feb. 19 in St. Paul.

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Archbishop Hebda: Driver’s licenses for all is a ‘moral imperative’

Archbishop Hebda: Driver’s licenses for all is a ‘moral imperative’

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda joined a call Feb. 21 by immigrants, lawmakers, business and law enforcement representatives to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, calling the issue “a moral imperative.”

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Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

Vatican summit opens with acknowledgment of evil committed

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Opening the Vatican summit on child protection and the clerical sexual abuse crisis, Pope Francis said, “The holy people of God are watching and are awaiting from us not simple, predictable condemnations, but concrete and effective measures” to stop abuse.

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Serve and support: ‘That’s what we do’

Serve and support: ‘That’s what we do’

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

This year’s theme to support faith-based services across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says a lot about what it means to be Catholic.

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps those most in need

Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps those most in need

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ed Koerner is grateful the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation will provide a $50,000 grant this year to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Twin Cities.

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Seminary’s 15th rector installed Feb. 11

Seminary’s 15th rector installed Feb. 11

| February 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Father Joseph Taphorn officially became rector of The St. Paul Seminary Jan. 1, he was somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, bound for Israel and Jordan for a monthlong visit to the Holy Land. The 14 SPS seminarians with whom he was traveling had toasted him in the airport before their plane left New York.

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