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MCC encouraged by elements of revised state budget plan

MCC encouraged by elements of revised state budget plan

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Funding for programs that address the urgent needs of Minnesota’s poor and low-income workers are among the items in Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget plan, and many are just what the state’s Catholic leaders have been advocating for.

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Welcome children, learn from them, pope says at audience

Welcome children, learn from them, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Children are a blessing for humanity and for the church, bringing new life and energy to families and society, Pope Francis said.

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U.N. says Pope Francis will visit morning of Sept. 25

U.N. says Pope Francis will visit morning of Sept. 25

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis would visit the United Nations the morning of Sept. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly.

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Observing ‘the signs of the times’: Final Vatican II document subject of UST conference

Observing ‘the signs of the times’: Final Vatican II document subject of UST conference

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Second Vatican Council’s capstone document, “Gaudium et Spes,” is key to understanding Pope Francis’ papacy and provides a framework by which the church can acknowledge the changing world without losing credibility, Church historian Massimo Faggioli told an audience March 12. However, he said, the 50-year-old document continues to receive a divided reception within the Catholic Church.

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St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

In his homily at the Mass, Bishop Piché said that when he thinks of Irish what comes to mind is “a deep human longing for peace and hope for freedom — faith, family, hard work, friends.”

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After 106 years, Franciscans leaving St. Paul parish

After 106 years, Franciscans leaving St. Paul parish

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Eugene Michel announced March 15 that health concerns are compelling him to leave Sacred Heart in St. Paul, and his Franciscan community does not have a priest available to replace him. Responsibility for the parish’s pastoral care will return to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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God loves us, has dreams for us, pope says

God loves us, has dreams for us, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

God’s dreams for his people are the dreams of a lover for his beloved; they are dreams of building a future together that is filled with joy, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Kids need values, hope from teachers; teachers need better pay

Pope: Kids need values, hope from teachers; teachers need better pay

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teaching is about giving young people, especially troublemakers, values and hope, and it is “an injustice” that today’s educators are paid so poorly, Pope Francis said.

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Four-peat for Islanders

Four-peat for Islanders

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Islanders win fourth consecutive state title with an 82-64 win over St. Paul Johnson in the Class AAA boys basketball finals

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Pope announces Holy Year of Mercy

Pope announces Holy Year of Mercy

| Cindy Wooden | March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy.”

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Measles, mumps, rubella, oh my

Measles, mumps, rubella, oh my

| March 11, 2015 | 5 Comments

Within the vaccination controversy are Catholics who oppose the practice on moral grounds. When it comes to inoculations, what does the Church say about health, bioethics and the public good?

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Catholics encouraged to attend Chrism Mass to support priests

Catholics encouraged to attend Chrism Mass to support priests

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass 7 p.m. March 26 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. During the liturgy, an assembly of priests, young and old, will gather with the archbishop to renew their promises on the threshold of the Easter Triduum.

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