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Archdiocese not compelled to share video of abuse survivors

Archdiocese not compelled to share video of abuse survivors

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis should not be compelled to post to its website or request parishes to show a video produced by sexual abuse claimants, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled July 9.

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Pope tells young Paraguayans: Stir things up, then help fix things

Pope tells young Paraguayans: Stir things up, then help fix things

| Barbara J. Fraser | July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Stir things up, but then help organize what you have stirred up,” Pope Francis told about 220,000 young people gathered on this city’s waterfront on July 12.

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Twelve years in, sex abuse charter faces ongoing challenges

Twelve years in, sex abuse charter faces ongoing challenges

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Because the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” is a “living document” open to differing interpretations, those in charge of implementing the charter at the diocesan level face a variety of challenges, according to the head of the bishops’ national office.

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Pope says he’ll read critiques of his economic thought before U.S. trip

Pope says he’ll read critiques of his economic thought before U.S. trip

| Cindy Wooden | July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Before arriving in the United States in September, Pope Francis said, he will study American criticisms of his critiques of the global economy and finance.

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Vatican welcomes Iran’s historic nuclear deal

Vatican welcomes Iran’s historic nuclear deal

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Holy See welcomed Iran’s historic nuclear deal and expressed hopes that more future breakthroughs be on the horizon on other issues.

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Court rules against Little Sisters’ plea to avoid way to bypass mandate

Court rules against Little Sisters’ plea to avoid way to bypass mandate

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious entities are not substantially burdened by procedures set out by the federal government by which they can avoid a requirement to provide contraceptive coverage in health insurance, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 14.

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Local faithful flock to apostolic administrator’s first Mass

Local faithful flock to apostolic administrator’s first Mass

| July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda found a fitting and “powerful” message in the Gospel reading July 12 as he celebrated Mass for the first time in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as its apostolic administrator.

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First Mass, then a selfie

First Mass, then a selfie

| July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda took a moment after Mass July 12 for a selfie with Debbie Luna at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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The road ahead: Q&A with Archbishop Hebda

The road ahead: Q&A with Archbishop Hebda

| Interview by Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The apostolic administrator speaks on current challenges and his hopes for the future

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Speaking to men’s group, Birk focuses on marriage

Speaking to men’s group, Birk focuses on marriage

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former NFL player and St. Paul native Matt Birk was in town to speak at a St. Paul’s Outreach Men on a Mission event July 10 at Embassy Suites in Bloomington. He is in town for a vacation before heading back to New York City where he now lives with his wife and six children.

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Pope to activists: Defend the earth, demand economic reform

Pope to activists: Defend the earth, demand economic reform

| Cindy Wooden | July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Addressing the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz July 9, Pope Francis acknowledged he did not have a “recipe” for a perfect economic-social-political system, but he said the problems with the current system are obvious and the Gospel contains principles that can help.

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Eucharistic sharing is call to mission, to feeding the poor, pope says

Eucharistic sharing is call to mission, to feeding the poor, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Eucharist is a missionary sacrament; it calls people to give all they are and have to God, seek his blessing and then take his love to the world, Pope Francis said at the opening Mass for Bolivia’s national eucharistic congress.

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