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Symposium explores gender identity, ‘question of our era’

Symposium explores gender identity, ‘question of our era’

| December 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

The symposium’s speakers contributed to an overall message of affirmation that men and women have real biological and social differences that complement one another in their relationships, especially as husbands and wives, and fathers and mothers; and that there are personal, theological and social implications when male and female complementarity is discounted, or when attempts are made to separate  the notion of gender from a person’s biological sex.

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First-time Quiz Bowl champion’s son competes 25 years later

First-time Quiz Bowl champion’s son competes 25 years later

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the past 25 years, Quiz Bowl has brought together more than 40 Catholic schools annually for academic competition.

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State’s bishops call for tax bill to protect vulnerable, families

State’s bishops call for tax bill to protect vulnerable, families

| December 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Minnesota Catholic Conference asked the state’s congressional delegation to support that tax bill only if it “meets key moral considerations,” including policies that would not increase the tax burden on people with low incomes or working families.

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Annual Catholic Services Appeal hits $9.3 million pledge goal

Annual Catholic Services Appeal hits $9.3 million pledge goal

| December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The annual appeal supports 17 ministries, including Catholic schools, local seminaries, and hospital and prison chaplaincies.

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Pro-life groups blast Smith’s Senate appointment for abortion ties

Pro-life groups blast Smith’s Senate appointment for abortion ties

| December 14, 2017 | 10 Comments

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life President Leo LaLonde called Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s Dec. 13 appointment of Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to the U.S. Senate “overwhelmingly disappointing to the state’s pro-life majority.”

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A grandma’s wish, a teen’s search: Visitation senior confirmed before Christmas

A grandma’s wish, a teen’s search: Visitation senior confirmed before Christmas

| Christina Capecchi | December 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

“All I wanted to do was further cultivate my relationship with my Creator,” Julia Carlone wrote in a reflection. “Suddenly I had a solution: confirmation.” 

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Symposium speaker shares personal journey with gender dysphoria

Symposium speaker shares personal journey with gender dysphoria

| Bridget Ryder | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a child growing up in the Los Angeles area in the 1940s, Heyer spent a lot of time with his grandmother, who babysat him. At age 4, Heyer became curious about the chiffon and lace she used as a seamstress, about the clothes she made and about being a girl.

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Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Cozzens asked Catholics to support legislation in Congress enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Minnesota’s Catholic bishops plan in early January to initiate a postcard campaign urging Congress to enact DACA before the program ends in March.

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Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

| Susan Klemond | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1,700 gathered to celebrate the ordination, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests, deacons, family and friends. It took place on the feast of St. Juan Diego.

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Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Capitol Hill for passage of DREAM Act

Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Capitol Hill for passage of DREAM Act

| Kelly Sankowski | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez, a parishioner of Incarnation-Sagrado Corazon in Minneapolis, traveled to Washington with a group of leaders from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to speak with congressional leaders, then stayed behind to carry out the fast.

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Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

Working with refugees builds friendships at Oakdale parish

| Bridget Ryder | December 5, 2017 | 1 Comment

The family assigned to Guardian Angels was a married couple with six children, ages 9 to 19, from Myanmar, also known as Burma, in southeast Asia. They were also reunited with an older daughter who had already settled in Minnesota.

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Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

Advent hymn’s composer aims to draw audience into the quiet of the season

| December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Connecting “Night of Silence” with “Silent Night” gives the piece a “sense of nostalgia and a connection with our past and a connection with our tradition and where we’ve been,” Kantor said. “It takes … ‘Silent Night’ and breaks it open and makes it new again by redirecting people to that time in the liturgical year that precedes Christmas.”

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