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Pope holds ‘virtual town hall’ with ABC and Catholics in 3 cities

Pope holds ‘virtual town hall’ with ABC and Catholics in 3 cities

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis held a “virtual town hall” with Catholics in Chicago, Los Angeles and McAllen, Texas, in advance of his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States.

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For Year of Mercy, pope gives all priests authority to absolve sin of abortion

For Year of Mercy, pope gives all priests authority to absolve sin of abortion

| Cindy Wooden | September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an extraordinary gesture for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has extended to priests worldwide the authority to absolve women for the sin of abortion and has decreed the full validity during the year of the sacrament of confession celebrated by priests of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X.

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Pope begs governments to act to stop anti-Christian persecution

Pope begs governments to act to stop anti-Christian persecution

| Cindy Wooden | September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Do something to put a stop to the violence and oppression,” Pope Francis asked the international community after calling attention once again to the fate of persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East.

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Minnesota business owners explain lawsuits over HHS mandate

Minnesota business owners explain lawsuits over HHS mandate

| Susan Klemond | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a challenge seems impossible, Deacon Greg Hall doesn’t focus on the outcome as much as the next step. The lesson he learned when his St. Joseph-based company was providing equipment in the 2010 rescue of Chilean miners trapped underground is as relevant today in his fight against the Obama Administration’s HHS contraception mandate. Deacon […]

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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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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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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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Weigel outlines challenges, opportunities for today’s Church

Weigel outlines challenges, opportunities for today’s Church

| February 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In his latest book, Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church, George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., presents a wide-reaching look at the current challenges and opportunities confronting the Catholic Church.

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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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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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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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