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Men’s conference offers chance to work on ‘spiritual fitness’

Men’s conference offers chance to work on ‘spiritual fitness’

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Kurt Fasen of St. Henry in Monticello is looking forward to a valuable four-hour chunk of time he will spend at the University of St. Thomas Field House in March.

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Bishops urge Catholics to pray for life, marriage and religious liberty

Bishops urge Catholics to pray for life, marriage and religious liberty

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing life, marriage and religious liberty concerns.

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Got toilets? MN native works to flush away water problems, improve sanitation in Africa

Got toilets? MN native works to flush away water problems, improve sanitation in Africa

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are “world” days set aside to celebrate all kinds of things: World Teachers Day, World Day of Social Justice, World Health Day — just to name a few.

There’s even a World Toilet Day every Nov. 19. And while it may draw a few snickers, it’s no laughing matter for the 2.5 billion people around the world who don’t have access to a toilet and struggle with illnesses related to lack of clean water and sanitation.

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Floods damage grotto in Lourdes

Floods damage grotto in Lourdes

| October 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

A worker shovels mud from the grotto at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in southwestern France

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Papyrus fragment with reference to Jesus’ ‘wife’ stirs debate

Papyrus fragment with reference to Jesus’ ‘wife’ stirs debate

| Carol Glatz | September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

“It does not, however, provide evidence that the historical Jesus was married,”

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Minnesota native helps coordinate outreach to Syrian refugees

Minnesota native helps coordinate outreach to Syrian refugees

| August 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Kevin Hartigan says Catholic Relief Services is partnering with church agencies to provide food, medical and other assistance to war victims

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CRS says work with groups doesn’t violate Catholic teaching

CRS says work with groups doesn’t violate Catholic teaching

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

From staff and wire reports Catholic Relief Services is refuting accusations that its work with some international organizations violates Catholic teaching. The agency’s response follows recent charges made online by LifeSiteNews and repeated on other websites that CRS partnered with organizations that provide contraceptives and other family planning services the church deems immoral. CRS, the […]

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Paralympian credits family, Catholic school for his success as athlete

Paralympian credits family, Catholic school for his success as athlete

| David Karas | August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

“You’re coming out for the track team,” McLaughlin recalled telling the then-perplexed student.

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Year of Faith plans include hymn

Year of Faith plans include hymn

| Cindy Wooden | July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

With a hymn and a prayer, Italian Archbishop Rino Fisichella presented the Vatican’s initial calendar of events for the Year of Faith, which begins with a Mass Oct. 11 in St. Peter’s Square.

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Minnesota Catholic Conference calls on Congress, president to amend Affordable Care Act

Minnesota Catholic Conference calls on Congress, president to amend Affordable Care Act

| June 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling June 28 that the federal Affordable Care Act is constitutional, the Minnesota Catholic Conference called on Congress and the president to amend the law to protect the unborn, the rights of conscience and the healthcare needs of immigrant families.

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Cristero martyr now popular patron of Mexican migrants headed to US

Cristero martyr now popular patron of Mexican migrants headed to US

| David Agren | May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The road signs leading to this hamlet of 292 souls in the dry highlands northeast of Guadalajara read “Santo Toribio Romo.”

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Sharing the good news

Sharing the good news

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholic Relief Services’ new president wants to partner with more U.S. Catholics as agency works to improve the lives of people in need overseas

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