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Inspired by pope, BridgeBuilder Challenge picks winning social innovators

Inspired by pope, BridgeBuilder Challenge picks winning social innovators

| Josephine von Dohlen | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Salim, a Syrian refugee, flees an unwanted draft into the Syrian army, escaping the potential of having to join the Islamic State or other groups. Leaving behind his friends and family, Salim is left without an income or any form of identification in Lebanon.

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Ann Arbor Dominicans to begin teaching at St. Agnes next year

Ann Arbor Dominicans to begin teaching at St. Agnes next year

| July 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Kevin Ferdinandt, St. Agnes’ headmaster, said he is “eager to welcome a teaching order back to Saint Agnes, especially one of the caliber of the Dominican Sisters of Ann Arbor.”

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Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

A stained-glass medallion worth $2,000 and made by St. Gregory the Great parishioner Loretta McBride has been stolen from the St. Joseph Cemetery in North Branch.

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Local artist uses sacred jewelry to spread Gospel

Local artist uses sacred jewelry to spread Gospel

| Kateri Schmidt | July 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

For Mary Henseler, transforming antique religious medals and vintage jewelry into stunning new pieces is a labor of love.

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St. Paul musician composes notes of healing

St. Paul musician composes notes of healing

| July 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

The songs keep coming, and she now understands that performing them is a mission in her life, running alongside her role as wife and mother.

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Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

Catholic young adults share ideas for Church of the future

| Susan Klemond | July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recently asked young adults like Ellie Jensen to share with him what’s on their minds, so the 27-year-old is telling him that she thinks the Church should recast — though not change — its vision of marriage for young people. Many young adults don’t understand it or are afraid of it, she said, because of divorce, cohabitation and a culture that generally devalues marriage.

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Annual abortion data shows growth in Planned Parenthood’s share

Annual abortion data shows growth in Planned Parenthood’s share

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

The annual report on abortions in Minnesota released June 30 by the Minnesota Department of Health shows 9,953 abortions were performed in 2016, the second lowest number since the state began recording the data in 1975.

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HealthEast ending maternity care at St. Joseph’s Hospital

HealthEast ending maternity care at St. Joseph’s Hospital

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Maternity care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul will end Sept. 10, HealthEast announced July 25.

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Basketball Hall of Famer Kundla began coaching career with Catholic schools

Basketball Hall of Famer Kundla began coaching career with Catholic schools

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before John Kundla, who died July 23 at the age of 101, became a hall of fame basketball coach with the Minneapolis Lakers, he started his career with Catholic schools.

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Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

| Joe Towalski | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

About a month after he was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Andrew Cozzens had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis following a public audience in Rome. He wanted to thank the pope for naming him a bishop.

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New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quo Vadis camps launched in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis this summer to provide youth with an introduction to vocational discernment.

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Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

| July 20, 2017 | 19 Comments

The toolkit outlines practices for supporting students transitioning from their biological to perceived gender, using students’ preferred names and pronouns, and restroom use and overnight sleeping arrangements.

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