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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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Local Ukrainians say faith is a uniting force amid conflict

Local Ukrainians say faith is a uniting force amid conflict

| Susan Klemond | March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amid tensions between Ukraine and Russia following months of protests for government change, Ukrainians in Minnesota and Kiev say peacemaking and justice efforts promoted by many of the country’s faith communities are helping.

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Pope talks to priests about mercy, hearing confession

Pope talks to priests about mercy, hearing confession

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The pope’s annual Lenten meeting with Rome pastors focused on the priest’s call to be a minister of mercy.

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Pope tells cardinals they are servants, not courtiers

Pope tells cardinals they are servants, not courtiers

| Francis X. Rocca | February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Celebrating Mass with the newest members of the College of the Cardinals one day after their elevation, Pope Francis urged them to regard their new role not as one of worldly honor but of humble service and sacrifice.

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Pope Francis, with retired Pope Benedict present, creates new cardinals

Pope Francis, with retired Pope Benedict present, creates new cardinals

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

In his homily Pope Francis focused on the cardinals being called to follow Christ more closely, to build up the unity of the church and to proclaim the Gospel more courageously.

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Pope: Professing the faith without good works is just spouting hot air

Pope: Professing the faith without good works is just spouting hot air

| Carol Glatz | February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Understanding God’s commandments and church doctrine is useless if those truths aren’t put into practice, Pope Francis said.

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Go directly to confession, don’t wait, pope says at audience

Go directly to confession, don’t wait, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t been to confession recently, don’t wait, Pope Francis told people at his weekly general audience. One may walk into the confessional with a heavy heart, but forgiveness brings freedom and lightness.

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