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‘Invest in love,’ pope says on first World Day of the Poor

‘Invest in love,’ pope says on first World Day of the Poor

| Cindy Wooden | November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Preaching about the Gospel “parable of the talents” (Mt 25:14-30), Pope Francis said the servant in the story who buried his master’s money was rebuked not because he did something wrong, but because he failed to do something good with what he was given.

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Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

Blessed Solanus lived out faith, hope, charity every day, says cardinal

| November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Solanus Casey’s words was known for the “concrete practice of faith, hope and charity in his everyday life,” said the cardinal in his homily during the Nov. 18 beatification Mass for the beloved Capuchin Franciscan friar who was known for his cures and wise counsel.

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Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

| Melenie Soucheray | November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Held at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, the panel agreed that collaboration among pastors, educators, families, alumni, philanthropists and public policy makers is needed to tackle the challenges, which panelists cited as poverty, lack of teacher support and low buy-in for Catholic education.

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Realizing today may be one’s last day changes how one lives, pope says

Realizing today may be one’s last day changes how one lives, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is not morbid to start each day understanding that it may be one’s last, Pope Francis said.

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Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans

Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans

| Ann Carey | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Questions and confusion continue to swirl around the University of Notre Dame’s decision to allow the third-party administrators of its health plans to go on providing morally objectionable services to university employees, even though Notre Dame no longer is required by the government to do so.

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Care for the dying does not mean obstinately resisting death, pope says

Care for the dying does not mean obstinately resisting death, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

People who are dying must be accompanied with the love of family members and the care of medical professionals, but there is no requirement that every means available must be used to prolong their lives, Pope Francis said.

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Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

| November 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

When Father Spencer Howe came on board in July as parochial administrator of Holy Cross in northeast Minneapolis, it didn’t take him long to learn about the “giant” who preceded him, Father Earl Simonson.

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New museum tells the story of the Bible — chapter and verse

New museum tells the story of the Bible — chapter and verse

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey, Smithsonian, there’s a new kid on the block.

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Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament returns

Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament returns

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back by growing demand, local Catholic high school girls basketball teams will commence their seasons at the second annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 24-25.

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University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Future business students at the University of St. Thomas will benefit from a $50 million gift to the school from the GHR Foundation, which was announced Nov. 16 at a gathering that featured remarks by a student and by President Julie Sullivan.

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Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi

Chinese officials pay poor to swap religious images for portraits of Xi

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Officials in China’s eastern Jiangxi province have replaced religious images displayed by Christian families with portraits of the country’s leader, Xi Jinping.

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Spaghetti Bowl: Fitness, camaraderie part of U.S. seminary life in Rome

Spaghetti Bowl: Fitness, camaraderie part of U.S. seminary life in Rome

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

A seminary is not typically known for its emphasis on physical activity and fitness, but many seminarians see it as an integral part of daily life.

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