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Catholics find opportunities to invest, contribute for good

Catholics find opportunities to invest, contribute for good

| Susan Klemond | February 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

To receive insights and updates to help them in what is often more long-term stewardship, the Vanden Plases and more than 200 other individual donors, financial advisors, and representatives of parishes and other Catholic organizations attended the St. Paul-based foundation’s 22nd annual investment conference Feb. 8 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

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Bankruptcy judge appoints future claims representative

Bankruptcy judge appoints future claims representative

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a move that further enhances the chances a $14 million settlement secured by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with Catholic Mutual Insurance will become available to victims, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Kressel approved a future claim representative in the archdiocese’s ongoing Chapter 11 Reorganization case at a Feb. 9 hearing.

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Undocumented immigrant hopes her experience changes hearts, policy

Undocumented immigrant hopes her experience changes hearts, policy

| February 9, 2017 | 7 Comments

Even as a young child, Morales said she knew not to share her immigration status for fear of deportation. Even within the immigrant community, many people who are undocumented do not talk about it, for fear their status will be used to manipulate them, or that someone who is angry with them could call ICE in revenge.

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Local Church leaders consider options in wake of immigration executive orders

Local Church leaders consider options in wake of immigration executive orders

| Matthew Davis, Dave Hrbacek, Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | February 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

Three men live with the Franciscan Brothers of Peace who are not religious brothers. They are among 55 victims of torture seeking political asylum in the U.S. whom the brothers have housed in their friary on Lafond Avenue in St. Paul since 1995.

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At 50, Charismatic Renewal still draws people to Holy Spirit

At 50, Charismatic Renewal still draws people to Holy Spirit

| Susan Klemond | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

While musicians from St. Paul’s Outreach played high-energy praise and worship music, Christy Plant lifted her hands and swayed. More than 100 others joined in to worship the Lord with the expressive gestures that have characterized the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since it began 50 years ago.

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At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

At vocations-focused Lifeline, youths encouraged to say ‘yes’ to God’s call

| February 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lifeline brings together high-school-age young people monthly for Mass, socializing and presentations on Catholic living. Archbishop Bernard Hebda celebrated Mass at the Feb. 4 evening event, which focused on discernment, religious vocations and priesthood. Following Mass, priests and religious spoke to separate groups of young men and women.

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Second chances bring former Catholic school students Floyd, Hageman to Super Bowl LI

Second chances bring former Catholic school students Floyd, Hageman to Super Bowl LI

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

A former Catholic school student from both cities will suit up for opposing sides Feb. 5 in Houston as the New England Patriots (16-2) and Atlanta Falcons (13-5) clash for the Lombardi Trophy. Minneapolis native and Falcons defensive end Ra’Shede Hageman attended Our Lady of Peace in Minneapolis for middle school. Patriots wide receiver and St. Paul native Michael Floyd went to Cretin-Derham Hall for high school in St. Paul.

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Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

Advocates explore link between mass incarceration, intergenerational poverty

| Melenie Soucheray | February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Ellis and her colleagues hope to have captured the energy and passion of the approximately 100 people who attended the assembly. They heard from Artika Tyner, associate vice president of diversity and inclusion at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and civil rights attorney. Also on the program docket were Brandt Williams, senior reporter at Minnesota Public Radio, and Butch Blauert, a 25-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.

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Father Schaffer put in charge of diocese in Venezuela

Father Schaffer put in charge of diocese in Venezuela

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Greg Schaffer’s plate just got fuller. The priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who serves as the pastor of Jesucristo Resucitado in San Felix, Venezuela, was named administrator of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana Jan. 17.

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Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

| January 30, 2017 | 41 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda joined with 11 other faith leaders from Christian churches, Judaism and Islam at the Jan. 30 press conference to call for lifting the immigration ban. The leaders, speaking at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, unanimously voiced that God calls all nations to welcome refugees and immigrants.

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French priest reveals ‘forgotten’ Holocaust victims at Twin Cities event

French priest reveals ‘forgotten’ Holocaust victims at Twin Cities event

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since 2004, Father Patrick Desbois has investigated hidden mass graves in Ukraine, Russia, Poland and Belarus, and has found tens of thousands of human remains from the Holocaust buried in fields.

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Catholic women give different perspectives on local Women’s March

Catholic women give different perspectives on local Women’s March

| January 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

While one local Catholic woman found the local march unifying and hopeful, her view was a stark contrast to the perception that compelled other Catholic pro-life women not to attend.

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