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Task force submits report, recommendations regarding protection of children

Task force submits report, recommendations regarding protection of children

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

While the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force’s report notes the archdiocese’s diligence in adopting policies and procedures to protect children, it also includes recommendations to address “serious shortcomings” in how the archdiocese has implemented the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”

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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

He will preside over the Holy Thursday evening Mass and foot-washing ritual at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Center on the outskirts of Rome, the Vatican announced April 8.

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Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests — large in number, but not in proportion to the total — have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis said.

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Blessing the oils

Blessing the oils

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Priests from around the archdiocese gathered with the faithful April 10 at the Cathedral of St. Paul for the annual Chrism Mass.

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U.S. and World news briefs: April 10, 2014

U.S. and World news briefs: April 10, 2014

| April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

New York Catholic high school founded by U.S. saint to close
Vatican official urges greater efforts to help those with autism
Vatican accepts resignation of German ‘Bishop Bling’

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At border, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

At border, bishops call for compassion, immigration reform

| Patricia Zapor | April 10, 2014 | 3 Comments

Against the backdrop of rusted iron slats of a 30-foot wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley and a dozen other bishops from three countries prayed April 1 for compassion and for a return to ideals that welcome immigrants.

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Suicide struggle: Speaker uses father’s death to help others

Suicide struggle: Speaker uses father’s death to help others

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Crudele pulled out a letter he received in 1992 from a teenager in a small, Midwestern town. The beginning of the letter was cheery, but the words turned dark when the young girl described her troubled junior high years.

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Legislature could vote on surrogacy bill later this month

Legislature could vote on surrogacy bill later this month

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It’s a form of human trafficking. Women should not be for rent, and children should not be for sale. It treats children as products to be bought and sold.”

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Twin Cities Retrouvaille marks 25 years of saving marriages

Twin Cities Retrouvaille marks 25 years of saving marriages

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The weekend program was transformational. I left the weekend with a clear idea of the marriage I wanted and how much work it would take to get there.”

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In memory of Quinn

In memory of Quinn

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Family hopes to build a chapel at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital

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Northeast Minneapolis Catholics to sing in honor of new saints

Northeast Minneapolis Catholics to sing in honor of new saints

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A special choir will lead the Holy Cross congregation in song at its 11 a.m. Mass April 27 celebrating the canonization of popes John Paul II and John XXIII. All are welcome to attend.

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Bus tour highlights positive impact of Catholic schools

Bus tour highlights positive impact of Catholic schools

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Alliance for Catholic Education, a program of the University of Notre Dame, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a cross-country bus tour making stops at 50 schools along the way. The Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour included stops at two schools in the archdiocese, Blessed Trinity in Richfield and Good Shepherd in Golden Valley.

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