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Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

Catholic groups decry end of immigration protection for Salvadorans

| Rhina Guidos | January 8, 2018 | 3 Comments

As the Catholic Church in the U.S. began observing National Migration Week, a time to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, immigrants, refugees, and human trafficking victims, the administration of President Donald Trump announced that it would end an immigration program for thousands of Salvadorans, one of the largest groups of modern-day immigrants in the country and one that includes many Catholics.

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Former Hennepin County attorney named ombudsman to serve as confidential resource

Former Hennepin County attorney named ombudsman to serve as confidential resource

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thomas Johnson, a principal attorney at Minneapolis-based corporate law firm Gray Plant Mooty, has agreed to take on the unpaid role.

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Minneapolis couple’s board game collection a winning strategy for building relationships

Minneapolis couple’s board game collection a winning strategy for building relationships

| January 5, 2018 | 2 Comments

Step into the south Minneapolis porch of Nadine Sehnert and Mike Tangedal, and the couple’s passion becomes obvious.

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‘Mystery Journey’ game lauded safe, fun for kids

‘Mystery Journey’ game lauded safe, fun for kids

| Mark Judge | January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parents looking to purchase a game that is safe as well as fun — for older kids and teens at least — can rest assured: “Layton’s Mystery Journey” (Level-5) fits the bill.

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Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fear and the shame of admitting one’s own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one’s own faults, Pope Francis said.

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Catholic program for abandoned babies may have saved Edmonton newborn

Catholic program for abandoned babies may have saved Edmonton newborn

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

A safe-haven program called Angel Cradle, operated by Covenant Health, may have saved a newborn baby’s life.

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Resolutions for 2018

Resolutions for 2018

| Greg Erlandson | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now as we contemplate when to take down the tree and who will take down the lights, it is time to focus on the year ahead, which of course means another to-do list: creating New Year’s resolutions.

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For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life

For New Year, pope urges help for refugees, respect for life

| January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis began the New Year praying the world would demonstrate a marked increase in solidarity and welcome for migrants and refugees.

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Catholic swimmer Katie Ledecky named AP Female Athlete of the Year

Catholic swimmer Katie Ledecky named AP Female Athlete of the Year

| Kelly Sankowski | December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Associated Press named Katie Ledecky the Female Athlete of the Year Dec. 26, after balloting by U.S. editors and news directors.

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Vatican agency says at least 23 church workers killed in 2017

Vatican agency says at least 23 church workers killed in 2017

| December 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

The majority of Catholic Church workers violently killed in 2017 were victims of attempted robberies, the Vatican’s Fides agency said, with Nigeria and Mexico topping the list countries where the most brutal murders were carried out.

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Pope prays for world’s suffering children on Christmas

Pope prays for world’s suffering children on Christmas

| Cindy Wooden | December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Those who recognize the Lord in the baby Jesus in the manger also should recognize his presence in children suffering today because of war, poverty and immigration, Pope Francis said.

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New poll shows most Americans want to hear ‘Merry Christmas’ over ‘Happy Holidays’

New poll shows most Americans want to hear ‘Merry Christmas’ over ‘Happy Holidays’

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

A majority of Americans — 59 percent — say they prefer the greeting “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays” during this season, according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll.

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