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Pope Francis in the United States

Pope Francis in the United States

| September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Everything you need for an armchair pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in the U.S.

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St. Nicholas parishioner calls pope’s immigration focus ‘a dream come true’

St. Nicholas parishioner calls pope’s immigration focus ‘a dream come true’

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having emigrated from Mexico eight years ago, Maria Negreros is concerned about immigrant families trying to make it in the United States. She has been happy to hear that Pope Francis shares her concerns, and she’s excited to be one of 60 people from a metro interfaith group traveling to Philadelphia for his visit.

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Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

Witnessing history: Pope’s congressional address gives DeLaSalle students food for thought

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although the students didn’t get to pose the questions to the pontiff, they did have the opportunity to hear if he answered any of them during his address to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24. The students were dismissed from first hour to join others from theology and social studies classes in the commons and hear what Pope Francis had to say not just to members of Congress, but to all Americans.

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Local Catholic Charities leader, politicians react to pope’s congressional address

Local Catholic Charities leader, politicians react to pope’s congressional address

| Bridget Ryder | September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a guest of Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Tim Marx, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was seated in the gallery of the Capitol Sept. 24 to hear Pope Francis address a joint meeting of Congress. Marx said he’s bringing inspiration and affirmation from the pontiff home to Minnesota.

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Local Catholic hugs the pope

Local Catholic hugs the pope

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Sharing and Caring Hands in Minneapolis, got to do it not once, but twice during a private audience the afternoon of Sept. 24 at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

Twin Cities Serran didn’t think canonization would happen in his lifetime

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The moment Bob Labat had been waiting for came when he walked into the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23 for the canonization Mass of Junipero Serra. Pope Francis made the dream of thousands of Serra Club members come true, including Labat, who just ended his one-year term as president of the national council.

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Bishop Cozzens says saint status will add fervor to Serrans’ mission

Bishop Cozzens says saint status will add fervor to Serrans’ mission

| Cindy Wooden | September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said attending the Mass gave him a “palpable joy.” He serves as the episcopal adviser of the USA Council of Serra International, an organization whose mission and ministry is to foster and promote vocations through prayer, awareness, affirmation and support.

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Archbishop Hebda: Pope’s address ‘challenging’ and ‘affirming’

Archbishop Hebda: Pope’s address ‘challenging’ and ‘affirming’

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the real challenges and burdens the U.S. bishops face in their ministry, Pope Francis shared with them his own experience as a pastor and urged them to keep their eyes focused on Jesus and their hearts open to others.

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