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St. Thomas Academy fires teacher over text messages to students

St. Thomas Academy fires teacher over text messages to students

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic, all-male college preparatory military high school in Mendota Heights learned of the text messages May 8 and terminated Kristin Vanyo May 9.

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Ratify test ban as step toward eliminating nukes, Vatican official says

Ratify test ban as step toward eliminating nukes, Vatican official says

| Cindy Wooden | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fully ratifying and adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty offers the world the “best hope of stemming nuclear proliferation” and taking a concrete step toward the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, a Vatican official said.

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New York center reaches people ‘about the genius of Catholicism’

New York center reaches people ‘about the genius of Catholicism’

| Beth Griffin | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theater is the lingua franca of New York City and the Catholic Church has used art in myriad forms through the centuries to spread the message of the Gospels.

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Commission reportedly thought first seven Medjugorje visions were real

Commission reportedly thought first seven Medjugorje visions were real

| Cindy Wooden | May 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

The commission that now-retired Pope Benedict XVI established to study the alleged apparitions of Mary at Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, reportedly voted overwhelmingly to recognize as supernatural the first seven appearances of Mary in 1981.

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365 days: Archbishop Hebda reflects on first year since installation

365 days: Archbishop Hebda reflects on first year since installation

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

May 13 marked the one year anniversary of Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s installation as archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He sat down with The Catholic Spirit to reflect on the past year and to share his goals and vision for the future.

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Minnesota United FC player Kallman joins Hill-Murray boys soccer staff

Minnesota United FC player Kallman joins Hill-Murray boys soccer staff

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hill-Murray added Minnesota United FC defender Brent Kallman to its boys soccer coaching staff, the Maplewood Catholic high school announced May 11.

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Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On an evening dedicated to clergy and religious appreciation, Father Charles Lachowitzer gave an overview of the state of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, painting a hopeful picture of the future.

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Italian fraternity of priests coming to St. Peter in North St. Paul

Italian fraternity of priests coming to St. Peter in North St. Paul

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

An Italy-based fraternity of priests will assume pastoral care of St. Peter in North St. Paul July 1, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced May 13.

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Parish, school leaders affirm deportation fears affecting families

Parish, school leaders affirm deportation fears affecting families

| May 16, 2017 | 3 Comments

“The children are not immune to what Washington says or what the president says; quite the contrary. They are very much affected by it,” said Brad Capouch, Incarnation’s administrator. “Kids who go to school are concerned about leaving their parents and not knowing if their parents are going to be there when they come home.”

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Help end ‘absurd’ conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says

Help end ‘absurd’ conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

More penance and prayers are needed to end the wars underway today and so many “absurd” conflicts, Pope Francis said.

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Returning from Fatima, pope says he has doubts about Medjugorje

Returning from Fatima, pope says he has doubts about Medjugorje

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

While the investigations into the very first alleged apparitions at Medjugorje in must continue, Pope Francis said he has doubts about claims that Mary continues to appear in the village of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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