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Imitate Jesus’ humility, thank him for it during Holy Week, pope says

Imitate Jesus’ humility, thank him for it during Holy Week, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus’ resurrection “isn’t the happy ending of a beautiful fairytale, it isn’t the happy ending of a film,” but is the result of the loving intervention of God, who wanted to give humanity hope and salvation, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

| Cindy Wooden | April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.

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Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass at center for elderly, disabled

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

He will preside over the Holy Thursday evening Mass and foot-washing ritual at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Center on the outskirts of Rome, the Vatican announced April 8.

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Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

Pope apologizes for clerical sex abuse, promises tough sanctions

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I feel called to take responsibility for all the evil some priests — large in number, but not in proportion to the total — have committed and to ask forgiveness for the damage they’ve done with the sexual abuse of children,” Pope Francis said.

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Northeast Minneapolis Catholics to sing in honor of new saints

Northeast Minneapolis Catholics to sing in honor of new saints

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A special choir will lead the Holy Cross congregation in song at its 11 a.m. Mass April 27 celebrating the canonization of popes John Paul II and John XXIII. All are welcome to attend.

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Bless me, Father: Pope leads by example, goes to confession

Bless me, Father: Pope leads by example, goes to confession

| Carol Glatz | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service.

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Pope to young: Be honest, discover what you hold dear to your heart

Pope to young: Be honest, discover what you hold dear to your heart

| Carol Glatz | April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of young people to be honest with themselves and others and figure out what they hold dear: money and pride or the desire to do good.

He also told them he has made plenty of mistakes in life, being guilty of being too bossy and stubborn.

“They say mankind is the only animal that falls in the same well twice,” he said.

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Pope says married couples called to be icons of God’s love

Pope says married couples called to be icons of God’s love

| Cindy Wooden | April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Through the sacrament of matrimony, married couples are called to be living icons of God’s love in the world, Pope Francis said; and when they fight — and all couples do — they don’t have “to call the United Nations,” but find simple words and gestures to say they are sorry.

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Minnesota business owners opposing HHS mandate await Supreme Court decision

Minnesota business owners opposing HHS mandate await Supreme Court decision

| Susan Klemond | March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Owners of eight Minnesota for-profit companies who have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over its contraception mandate have much at stake as the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates on the issue and prepares to rule on two similar cases, expected this summer.

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Pope to fathers: Teach your children well, always be by their side

Pope to fathers: Teach your children well, always be by their side

| Carol Glatz | March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and Jesus’ earthly father, Pope Francis urged all dads in the world to stick by their children’s side, teaching them, guiding them and loving them.

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News briefs

News briefs

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Medical experts OK reported miracle attributed to Sheen
Cardinal George to undergo new round of chemotherapy
Archbishop: 2015 meeting can help transform families
Kidnapped nuns released in Syria

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How Pope Francis has inspired the local faithful

How Pope Francis has inspired the local faithful

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Below are impressions of Pope Francis from several local faithful who have struggled in various ways, but have found inspiration and hope during his first year as pontiff.

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