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Cardinal Pell: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

Cardinal Pell: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

| Francis X. Rocca | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell said working-group reports from the Synod of Bishops on the family finally give a true picture of the assembly’s views, counteracting what he characterized as a misleading midterm report.

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Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The church of Christ is called to keep the light of hope alive in the world, showing all humanity the path leading to “the merciful face of God” and salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said.

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Court blocks law that had closed most Texas abortion clinics

Court blocks law that had closed most Texas abortion clinics

| Patricia Zapor | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a brief order posted after normal business hours, the Supreme Court granted requests by some of the affected abortion clinics to block parts of the law. It blocked statewide the requirement that abortion clinics meet standards of an ambulatory surgical center, which a majority of the Texas abortion providers could not meet. For clinics in McAllen and El Paso only, the order also blocked a provision requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinic.

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Be in a ‘holy hurry’ to share Gospel, love others, pope says

Be in a ‘holy hurry’ to share Gospel, love others, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Pope Francis said he wished the whole church would follow her example and be in a “holy hurry” to bring the Gospel and God’s love to the world.

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Synod interim report: the Church must renew commitment to family

Synod interim report: the Church must renew commitment to family

| Andrea Gagliarducci | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The approach to irregular unions must start from positive aspects, and stable couples should be accompanied in a development toward the sacrament of marriage, the Synod of Bishops said in a midterm report issued Monday.

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If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete, pope says

If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete, pope says

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus did “strange things,” like “walk with sinners, eat with tax collectors” — things the scholars of the law “did not like; doctrine was in danger, that doctrine of the law” that they and the “theologians had created over the centuries,” he said, according to Vatican Radio.

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Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

| Carol Zimmermann | October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the Supreme Court declined to review the appeals on rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional, many people were left second-guessing why this happened and what it means for the future of same-sex marriages and bans on such marriages.

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Visiting bishop shares state of affairs for Venezuelans

Visiting bishop shares state of affairs for Venezuelans

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

When word gets out that a delivery of food or other consumer goods is coming, Venezuelans don’t hesitate.

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By sharing priests with the people of Venezuela, the archdiocese has been gifted as well

By sharing priests with the people of Venezuela, the archdiocese has been gifted as well

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mission is the mutual exchange and sharing of gifts in faith for the sake of the Gospel. In sharing with our brothers and sisters in Venezuela, we have received gifts back home that have enriched our local Church.

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Rosary feast for Mary

Rosary feast for Mary

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 2,000 children from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis participated in the Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage at the Cathedral of St. Paul Oct. 7.

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Meet Sister Miriam James Heidland

Meet Sister Miriam James Heidland

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former volleyball coach and radio host is keynote speaker at third annual Archdiocesan Youth Day

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Leaders look to solve achievement gap, advocate for school choice

Leaders look to solve achievement gap, advocate for school choice

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A variety of community leaders in the Twin Cities gathered for one of what they say will be many meetings to address the achievement gap for Latino students in Minnesota, which data shows is the highest in the nation.

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