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Two sets of second-grade twins baptized at Columbia Heights school

Two sets of second-grade twins baptized at Columbia Heights school

| September 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Second grade often is a time parents start thinking about their children receiving the sacraments, Principal Jane Bona said, because it’s a year in which Catholic children receive both their first reconciliation and first Communion.

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Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

Local advocate wants parents to know what’s at stake with transgender ideology

| Jonathan Liedl | September 29, 2017 | 46 Comments

Zinos said she’s deeply motivated by messages from people who are suffering as a result of the new gender theory: parents of children confused about their sexual identity, families facing the loss of child custody because they won’t condone transgenderism and young adults scarred from irreversible transition surgeries.

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Catholic high schools respond to national anthem protests

Catholic high schools respond to national anthem protests

| September 29, 2017 | 5 Comments

“We have not needed a written policy, but our approach is that all our students and coaches will come out and stand for the national anthem,” said Mike Streitz, the St. Agnes athletic director.

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Guardian Angels’ runners combine exercise, fellowship and mission

Guardian Angels’ runners combine exercise, fellowship and mission

| Kateri Schmidt | September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guardian Angels parish in Oakdale has discovered a unique way to foster relationships, promote healthy living and fight poverty: a runners club.

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Priest: U.S., Church need to deal with racism’s deep roots

Priest: U.S., Church need to deal with racism’s deep roots

| Susan Klemond | September 27, 2017 | 9 Comments

The United States will only heal from racism and become a just society when Americans honestly address racism’s underlying causes, Father Bryan Massingale said Sept. 20 in a lecture at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

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Cristo Rey mourns graduates killed in 1-94 crash

Cristo Rey mourns graduates killed in 1-94 crash

| September 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis is mourning the deaths of 2017 graduates Diana Rojas-Martinez and Chris Buñay, who were killed in a car accident on Interstate 94 Sept. 26.

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Switching sexes? Transgender ideology and the Church

Switching sexes? Transgender ideology and the Church

| Jonathan Liedl | September 26, 2017 | 16 Comments

Before Oct. 14, 2015, Emily Zinos admits she didn’t give much thought to transgenderism. At that point in time, the mother of seven and parishioner of Holy Family in St. Louis Park considered the ideology, which advances the claim that gender and sexual identity are not inherently tied to biological sex, to be a “fringe issue.” In her estimation, it was something that played out in celebrity tabloids and progressive academic circles, but certainly had no direct impact on her or her family.

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Medicaid, opioid addiction and transgender issues explored at health care symposium

Medicaid, opioid addiction and transgender issues explored at health care symposium

| September 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Health care reform, transgender theory and the opioid epidemic were featured topics at a Sept. 20 gathering of Minnesota’s Catholic bishops and lay leaders.

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Elevating conversation: Catholics engage in dialogue on race, religion

Elevating conversation: Catholics engage in dialogue on race, religion

| September 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

“The biggest point that we emphasize is use your heart, not [just] your head, in the conversation, so when somebody says ‘This is my experience,’ you don’t try and argue them out of it.”

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St. Croix Valley pregnancy center marks 30 years, moves to new location

St. Croix Valley pregnancy center marks 30 years, moves to new location

| Anita Draper | September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Re-branded as Options for Women, the center will be visible from the new St. Croix River bridge connecting Minnesota to Wisconsin, which opened Aug. 2.

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Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

Retiree deepens prayer life, offers spiritual direction

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2006, Al Boll was looking forward to retirement from his software job at Thomson Reuters in Eagan, but he had no plan for how he would spend the influx of time.

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App, booklet aim to connect football, character

App, booklet aim to connect football, character

| September 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

“’The Greater Game’ is about what we learn through playing the game,” said founder Rich Chapman. “It’s not about the game of football … it’s about what we learn by playing it.”

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