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Pope washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass

Pope washes feet of 12 prison inmates at Holy Thursday Mass

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a gesture of service toward marginalized people, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 inmates, including three women and a man who is converting from Islam to Catholicism.

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Trump signs bill to let states redirect funds away from abortion clinics

Trump signs bill to let states redirect funds away from abortion clinics

| April 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law April 13 that allows states to redirect Title X family planning funding away from clinics that perform abortions and to community clinics that provide comprehensive health care for women and children.

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UST focused on safety after gun incident

UST focused on safety after gun incident

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

A gunshot at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul April 7 has university officials concentrating on campus safety.

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Iowa House passes measure to ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks

Iowa House passes measure to ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks

| Joanne Fox | April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pro-life supporters are praising the Iowa House of Representatives on passing legislation that bans almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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Audrey Assad concert to benefit nonprofit helping Tanzania

Audrey Assad concert to benefit nonprofit helping Tanzania

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Audrey Assad will perform May 7 at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to benefit Partners 4 Hope Tanzania. Molly Druffner, a parishioner of St. Michael in Stillwater, launched the nonprofit in 2015. The proceeds from the event, Concert for Hope, will be used to buy water tanks for people in the village of Bwambo.

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From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

| Jessica Weinberger | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey’s unconventional life-balancing work as an actor, cantor and his other role, a licensed professional counselor, is far from his original plan of becoming a physician.

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Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says

Saving lives must be first concern of immigration policy, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The defense of the life, dignity and human rights of migrants and refugees must come before any other question when enacting migration policies, Pope Francis said.

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Syrian nun honored by State Department says U.S. bombing is step back

Syrian nun honored by State Department says U.S. bombing is step back

| Cindy Wooden | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two weeks after the U.S. State Department honored her as a Woman of Courage, a Salesian sister from Syria told reporters President Donald Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian air base is another step back from peace.

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New president wants more intergenerational connections in ACCW

New president wants more intergenerational connections in ACCW

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Keller, 58, will take the helm as ACCW president at the organization’s 85th annual convention at St. Odilia in Shoreview April 21-22.

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ACCW to honor four women for parish volunteerism

ACCW to honor four women for parish volunteerism

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

At the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s annual convention April 21-22 at St. Odilia in Shoreview, leaders will present Laywomen Volunteer Awards to four women.

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‘Longest married couple’ keeping love alive at 95

‘Longest married couple’ keeping love alive at 95

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vince and Leona Arceno first met at a St. Paul roller skating rink in 1938, and the wheels of love keep spinning for them well into their seventh decade of marriage.

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Professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’

Professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’

| Kelly Seegers | April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students in professor Chad Pecknold’s newest class come from Canada, Uruguay, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and all across the United States, but two things unite them all — a printed copy of St. Augustine’s “City of God” and their Twitter accounts.

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