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Pope Francis to receive Germany’s Charlemagne Prize

Pope Francis to receive Germany’s Charlemagne Prize

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis was selected to be the 2016 recipient of Germany’s Charlemagne Prize for his commitment in promoting European unity.

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Christmas comes with pain but hope for displaced families in Iraq

Christmas comes with pain but hope for displaced families in Iraq

| Oscar Durand | December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Habiba Daud remembers Christmas in Qaraqosh as beautiful. The festivities would start days before with the preparation of traditional food and desserts. Families celebrated around a large Christmas tree.

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Pope to Vatican employees: Take care of your marriage, grandparents

Pope to Vatican employees: Take care of your marriage, grandparents

| Carol Glatz | December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Take care of your marriage and aging parents, play with your kids, and always make peace at the end of the day, Pope Francis told Vatican employees and their families.

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Franken behind bill congress passed on adult stem-cell research funding

Franken behind bill congress passed on adult stem-cell research funding

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

With bipartisan support in the House and Senate, the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act passed Dec. 16 and has been sent to President Barack Obama’s desk for his signature.

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Diocesan investigators conclude bacteria caused host to appear to bleed

Diocesan investigators conclude bacteria caused host to appear to bleed

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

An investigation by the Diocese of Salt Lake City into a report that a consecrated host at a Catholic church allegedly was bleeding has concluded the host did not bleed and the change in its appearance was caused by red bread mold.

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Father Ardolf was longtime Norwood Young America pastor

Father Ardolf was longtime Norwood Young America pastor

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

A veteran priest and retired pastor died Dec. 19.

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Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

Remembering Vatican II, in her own words

| Patricia Gries | December 21, 2015 | 4 Comments

Patricia Gries, a lay woman who played a leadership role in the post-counciliar Church, offers her thoughts about the impact of Vatican II in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Quick summaries of Vatican II’s 16 documents

Quick summaries of Vatican II’s 16 documents

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

What the fathers of the Second Vatican Council approved in as brief a summary as you can get.

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Tommies fall to Mount Union in Division III championship

Tommies fall to Mount Union in Division III championship

| December 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

University of Saint Thomas loses 49-35 to the Mount Union Purple Raiders in Division III championship (Stagg Bowl)

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Navy servicewoman surprises siblings with visit to their school

Navy servicewoman surprises siblings with visit to their school

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Things were running smoothly at the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield Dec. 18 when students, faculty and staff were gathered for an all-school holiday sing-along.

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Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If there were any doubts about the archdiocese’s pledge to keeping kids safe, the provisions announced today, going beyond what the law would require, should help put those doubts to rest,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said at a news conference.

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Archdiocese, Ramsey County reach settlement on civil petition

Archdiocese, Ramsey County reach settlement on civil petition

| December 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

In an agreement that attorneys for both parties said went beyond the requirements of the law, the archdiocese has agreed to create an “organizational culture” that protects children in an effort to make sure no child is hurt again.

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