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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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Priest: Few at Mexico-U.S. border will have asylum claims accepted

Priest: Few at Mexico-U.S. border will have asylum claims accepted

| David Agren | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first members of the Central American caravan of migrants have been allowed to make asylum claims, but a Scalabrinian priest said “very, very few” have their applications accepted.

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Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says

Catholic media must not fall behind in digital age, pope says

In an age when technology is ever-evolving, Catholic news organizations must be willing to adapt to effectively proclaim the Gospel to all, Pope Francis said.

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Latin American Catholics say ‘personal’ experiences boost evangelicals

Latin American Catholics say ‘personal’ experiences boost evangelicals

| Cody Weddle | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

On a recent Sunday morning, Anderson Cedeno, 32, lifted his hands to the sky like the thousands around him, singing along to the lyrics projected on three massive screens overhead.

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Pope, others mourn death of British toddler Alfie Evans

Pope, others mourn death of British toddler Alfie Evans

| Simon Caldwell | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he was mourning the death of English toddler Alfie Evans, who died four days after doctors withdrew his life support system.

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Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May

Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be dashed, and he urged Catholics during the month of May to pray the rosary for peace.

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St. Matthew parishioners  recall fire that destroyed  church 50 years ago

St. Matthew parishioners recall fire that destroyed church 50 years ago

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Massive plumes of smoke. That’s what lifelong St. Matthew parishioner Karen Thompson recalls seeing, in disbelief, as the city bus she road home from work turned a corner by St. Matthew School in St. Paul. The church was on fire.

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