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Pope invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to Rome to pray for peace

Pope invites Israeli, Palestinian leaders to Rome to pray for peace

Pope Francis invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres to pray together at the Vatican for peace between their nations.

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In Bethlehem, near site of Christ’s birth, pope speaks out for children

In Bethlehem, near site of Christ’s birth, pope speaks out for children

“Wherever children are accepted, loved, cared for and protected, the family is healthy, society is more healthy and the world is more human,” the pope said.

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At Mass in Jordan, pope calls on Christians to promote peace

At Mass in Jordan, pope calls on Christians to promote peace

“The way of peace is strengthened if we realize that we are all of the same stock and members of one human family, if we never forget that we have the same heavenly father and are all his children, made in his image and likeness,” the pope said May 24 in his homily at Amman’s International Stadium.

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Archdiocese discloses five additional names

Archdiocese discloses five additional names

| May 22, 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has released the names and assignment histories of three priests and two religious brothers against whom claims of sexual abuse of a minor within the archdiocese have been found to be substantiated.

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Grassroots efforts aid Catholic Conference at 2014 Legislature

Grassroots efforts aid Catholic Conference at 2014 Legislature

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every state legislative session presents its own challenges and opportunities, and the 2014 session was no different, said Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Former religious order priest charged for alleged abuse

Former religious order priest charged for alleged abuse

| May 22, 2014

Former Benedictine priest Francis Hoefgen was charged May 21 with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly abusing a minor boy 25 years ago in Hastings.

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Mingling with NFL greats

Mingling with NFL greats

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt, right, talks with former NFL players Matt Birk, left, and Rich Gannon during Relevant Radio’s annual Christ Brings Hope Banquet.

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Two Catholic schools celebrate Teachers of the Year

Two Catholic schools celebrate Teachers of the Year

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two Catholic school teachers have been honored with Teacher of the Year awards by the Minnesota Independent School Forum.

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Local Catholics learn to put faith into action

Local Catholics learn to put faith into action

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute shapes leaders, disciples

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Becoming better, not bitter, after deaths of children

Becoming better, not bitter, after deaths of children

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bob Labat credits priests with healing, seeks to support them in new Serra role

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St. Paul’s Monastery names new prioress

St. Paul’s Monastery names new prioress

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood announced May 12 that they have elected Sister Paula Hagen to be the 11th prioress of the monastery.

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Archdiocesan Youth Day set for Saturday, Oct. 25

Archdiocesan Youth Day set for Saturday, Oct. 25

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Teenagers in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are invited to the third annual Archdiocesan Youth Day Oct. 25. The theme, “Thirst for Happiness,” is inspired by Pope Francis’ message to “be blessed [by being] happy.”

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