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Independent foundation to operate Catholic Services Appeal

Independent foundation to operate Catholic Services Appeal

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation of the Saint Paul and Minneapolis Area (CSA) was recently established as an independent tax-exempt non-profit corporation to receive and distribute all CSA donor dollars.

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Youth protection office continues commitment to safety efforts

Youth protection office continues commitment to safety efforts

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

VIRTUS program helps adults to prevent, respond to sexual abuse of minors

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In remembrance – January 16, 2014

In remembrance – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deacon Robert Giesen
Deacon John Crowley
Deacon Bernard Pedersen
Sister Mary Heinen

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Overheard – January 16, 2014

Overheard – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Love with actions, not with words. The wind whisks words away; today they’re here, tomorrow they’re not.”

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In Pictures – January 16, 2014

In Pictures – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis passes circus performers on stilts as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.

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Matt Birk: NFL great, faithful Catholic and . . . author

Matt Birk: NFL great, faithful Catholic and . . . author

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

It all started in a neighborhood in Mendota Heights. Rich Chapman was living at the end of a cul de sac with his wife Jayme and four children.

Eight years ago, a new neighbor moved in next door — NFL football player Matt Birk, who was playing center for the Minnesota Vikings at the time.

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Archdiocese files letter with court for handling disclosures

Archdiocese files letter with court for handling disclosures

| January 14, 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a letter Jan. 10 with the Ramsey County District Court providing recommendations for handling accusations of clergy sexual abuse of minors made known to the archdiocese after 2004.

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Low water levels prompt California bishops to urge prayers for rain

Low water levels prompt California bishops to urge prayers for rain

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

California’s Catholic bishops are asking Catholics and all people of faith to pray for rain as lower-than-normal rainfall in the state enters its third year.

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Chicago Archdiocese to release documents on past child sex abuse cases

Chicago Archdiocese to release documents on past child sex abuse cases

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George, in a letter to be published Jan. 12 in parish bulletins, said “any abuse of a young person is heartbreaking” and such cases have put “a heavy burden on all of us in the church.”

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Jerusalem’s Latin patriarch hopes pope’s May visit is ‘cry for peace’

Jerusalem’s Latin patriarch hopes pope’s May visit is ‘cry for peace’

| Dale Gavlak | January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem welcomed the announcement of Pope Francis’ May visit to the Holy Land and said he hopes the pilgrimage will be a “cry for peace,” particularly for Palestinians, Israelis, Syrians and others beset by conflict.

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Cardinal-designate Parolin coordinates Curia, Vatican diplomacy

Cardinal-designate Parolin coordinates Curia, Vatican diplomacy

| Cindy Wooden | January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

In his dual roles as coordinator of the Roman Curia and chief Vatican diplomat, Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin has said he hopes to imitate the joy and the simplicity with which Pope Francis has carried out his ministry.

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Pope names 19 new cardinals, including six from Latin America

Pope names 19 new cardinals, including six from Latin America

| Francis X. Rocca | January 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis named 19 new cardinals, including the archbishops of Westminster and Quebec and six men from his home region of Latin America.

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