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Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

Catholics get chance to celebrate, think about Mary with new feast day

The Catholic Church doesn’t often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year’s new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics gearing up to mark the day or at least think a little more about Mary.

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St. Clement, St. Boniface host Christian artists for Art-A-Whirl

St. Clement, St. Boniface host Christian artists for Art-A-Whirl

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

What started as a hobby for Renee Hickman will help make St. Clement in northeast Minneapolis an Art-A-Whirl stop May 18-20.

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Daughter pens novel under maternal guidance

Daughter pens novel under maternal guidance

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Several years ago, Kathy Schneeman of St. Joseph in West St. Paul was finding extra time in her life, a bit unusual for a mother of nine, including young twins. She had dabbled in writing while raising her children, and she decided to take it a step further.

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The gap year: High school grads embrace real-world experiences before college

The gap year: High school grads embrace real-world experiences before college

| Jessica Weinberger | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a high school senior, Hannah Wolney knew she needed a break. Attending Chesterton Academy in Edina, she was recovering from multiple concussions on the soccer field and had other mental health concerns. While she loved learning, Wolney realized she needed time after graduation to heal and rejuvenate.

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Sudan rebel leader praises Catholic work in liberated area

Sudan rebel leader praises Catholic work in liberated area

| Paul Jeffrey | May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The leader of a rebel group fighting the government of Sudan says the Catholic Church has given hope to the people of that country’s war-torn Nuba Mountains.

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How can we avoid a ‘greenhouse faith’?

How can we avoid a ‘greenhouse faith’?

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Q. It used to be easy to believe in Jesus when I was younger, but with all the suffering in the world and in my life, I just don’t know. Why is it harder for me now than when I was younger?

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UPDATED – Basilica prayer service for 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination rescheduled

UPDATED – Basilica prayer service for 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination rescheduled

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

The ecumenical prayer service, “The Dream Continues,” at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis originally scheduled for April 3 and canceled due to snowstorm has been rescheduled to May 11.

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Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

Black Catholic Leadership Initiative aims to broaden roles, presence across archdiocese

| May 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the heels of last summer’s National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, local participants organized the Black Catholic Leadership Initiative to put the congress’ themes into play with three focus areas: prayer, youths and justice. The meeting at St. Raphael provided an update of the group’s ongoing work as well as a spiritual retreat.

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Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in church decisions

Theologians call for regular consultation of laity in church decisions

The Catholic Church needs to seek the input, commitment and talents of all of its members if it is to be truly catholic and to evangelize effectively, said a new document from the International Theological Commission.

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Pope appoints U.S. stem-cell biologist to science academy

Pope appoints U.S. stem-cell biologist to science academy

Pope Francis named a pioneering U.S. scientist specializing in stem-cell research to the Pontifical Academy for Sciences.

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Mary, a model of holiness

Mary, a model of holiness

| Kate Soucheray | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

May is the month of Mary, a woman revered and respected by Catholics and Christians around the world for her sacredness and leadership. Throughout the year, but especially during this month, we are reminded of Mary’s strength of character, her devotion to family, her unshakable faith in God’s promises and her simple, humble holiness.

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Trump signs order to give faith groups stronger voice in government

Trump signs order to give faith groups stronger voice in government

| Carol Zimmermann | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

In front of a small crowd of cabinet members and religious leaders at the White House Rose Garden May 3, President Donald Trump announced, and then signed, an executive order giving faith-based groups a stronger voice in the federal government.

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