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Male, female differences must be recognized, valued, pope says

Male, female differences must be recognized, valued, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Efforts to convince people that the differences between male and female are simply social conventions, which limit individual freedom, ignore the fact that men and women need each other in order to understand themselves, Pope Francis said.

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Pope offers ‘Stone Age’ tips to youth for living the digital world well

Pope offers ‘Stone Age’ tips to youth for living the digital world well

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether you still stick to books or magazines or get everything online, Pope Francis said all media should encourage and edify — not enslave.

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Vatican ready to announce decision, guidelines on Medjugorje, pope says

Vatican ready to announce decision, guidelines on Medjugorje, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said the Vatican was ready to make an announcement concerning the alleged Marian apparitions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Painting expected to deepen appreciation for parish’s patron

Painting expected to deepen appreciation for parish’s patron

| Maria Becker | June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas More Church in St. Paul has commissioned a painting of its patron saint, Sir Thomas More, for the lunette above a shrine dedicated to the 15th-century martyr.

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Climate encyclical expected to send strong moral message to the world

Climate encyclical expected to send strong moral message to the world

| Barbara J. Fraser | June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on ecology and climate is expected to send a strong moral message — one message that could make some readers uncomfortable, some observers say.

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Eucharistic procession sends message of hope, participants say

Eucharistic procession sends message of hope, participants say

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

About 200 Catholics of all ages processed in Minneapolis from the University of St. Thomas Law School Chapel to the Basilica of St. Mary June 7 with the Eucharist on the feast of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the real presence of Jesus.

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Following criminal charges, archdiocese affirms commitment to protecting children

Following criminal charges, archdiocese affirms commitment to protecting children

| June 5, 2015

Officials of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis affirmed its commitment to protecting children and pledged to continue to work with an ongoing investigation after the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office criminally charged the organization for failing to protect children. The charges allege the archdiocese contributed to the harm of three minors sexually abused by former priest Curtis Wehmeyer.

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Excellence aside, Bethlehem Academy celebrates 150 years of shaping souls

Excellence aside, Bethlehem Academy celebrates 150 years of shaping souls

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The oldest Catholic school in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is gearing up for its 150th anniversary, remembering its humble start as a Dominican school and celebrating academic successes as well as students and faculty guided by their rich tradition of putting others first.

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Welcome, neighbors

Welcome, neighbors

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Influx of new parishioners proves evangelization is more than a word at St. Leonard of Port Maurice

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Flannery O’Connor: anything but hard to find

Flannery O’Connor: anything but hard to find

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Flannery O’Connor has been dead for five decades, but her influence is very much alive, as an honor from the U.S. Postal Service this week recognizes. The nod comes in the form of a three-ounce stamp with her portrait framed by the feathers of her beloved peacocks, the 30th in a series of literary arts stamps to be released June 5.

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Retiring priests reflect on varied service to local Church

Retiring priests reflect on varied service to local Church

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sitting at the rectory table where he sits every morning as he says his prayers and watches the sun come up over the St. Croix River, Father Jerome Keiser reminisced back 44 years to his final year at the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul.

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Former Benedictine priest acquitted of sex abuse charges

Former Benedictine priest acquitted of sex abuse charges

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

A jury found a former Benedictine priest who has served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis not guilty of two counts of criminal sexual conduct May 26 in Hastings.

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