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Sowers of Justice explores roots, state of housing discrimination

Sowers of Justice explores roots, state of housing discrimination

| February 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

Segregating African-Americans by neighborhood in the Twin Cities goes back at least to the early 1900s.

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Visitation School students get lessons on frozen lake

Visitation School students get lessons on frozen lake

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A shout rang out from Rogers Lake just across the road from Visitation School in Mendota Heights.

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Local author uses failures to inspire writing of baseball novel

Local author uses failures to inspire writing of baseball novel

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tom Murray’s novel about fathers, sons and baseball in rural Iowa is a product of failure.

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Ahead of his Feb. 15 death, Catholic Studies founder Don Briel reflected on dying well

Ahead of his Feb. 15 death, Catholic Studies founder Don Briel reflected on dying well

| February 13, 2018 | 6 Comments

Don Briel, founder and longtime director of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, was diagnosed in mid-January with two forms of acute leukemia. He reflected Feb. 8 on his life’s work, the future of Catholic higher education and preparing for death.

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Hill-Murray, St. Odilia celebrating Olympic sisters

Hill-Murray, St. Odilia celebrating Olympic sisters

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Few schools can claim an Olympic athlete from its alumni base.

Even fewer schools have more than one, especially from the same family. Catholic schools Hill-Murray High School and St. Odilia School can claim the later.

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Basilica makes Super Bowl visitors feel at home

Basilica makes Super Bowl visitors feel at home

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

For an hour the morning of Feb. 4, a few New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fans put aside their differences at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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ACCW Legislative Day headed to State Capitol for first time

ACCW Legislative Day headed to State Capitol for first time

| February 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

Inspired by last year’s Catholics at the Capitol event, the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will take its Feb. 22 Legislative Day to the Minnesota Capitol this year.

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CSAF partners with Aim Higher to benefit Catholic school students

CSAF partners with Aim Higher to benefit Catholic school students

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

It simply made sense for the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation and Aim Higher Foundation to partner when their leaders saw how their scholarship-granting cycles aligned.

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Rachel’s Vineyard hopes CSAF will increase retreat’s reach

Rachel’s Vineyard hopes CSAF will increase retreat’s reach

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rachel’s Vineyard Executive Director Nancy Blom has seen abortion impact the lives of mothers, fathers, grandparents and young people in her work. 

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New ombudsman draws on legal, advocacy experience

New ombudsman draws on legal, advocacy experience

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three decades ago, Tom Johnson was asked to help with a string of child sexual abuse allegations in Scott County, which includes Belle Plaine, Prior Lake and Shakopee. The investigation had been bungled, and among the mistakes was the way children had been questioned. By the time Johnson was involved, people’s stories had changed numerous times, allegations grew to include murder, and additional investigators had to sift through what was real and what was fabricated.

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Holy Angels dance makes repeat appearance at Super Bowl  

Holy Angels dance makes repeat appearance at Super Bowl  

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Shannon Ross couldn’t believe the email she received in late 2017 with an invitation for her high school dance team to perform at halftime for the Super Bowl.

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Catholic Advocacy Network district leader reflects on new role

Catholic Advocacy Network district leader reflects on new role

| February 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

Cathy Frazier grew up in a home where religion and politics were discussed around the dinner table, and she and five of her siblings were known to divide into partisan camps. Decades later, she’s decided to delve more deeply into influencing policymaking by volunteering as a district leader with the Catholic Advocacy Network.

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