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U.S. physician-deacon now in Liberia felt called to help Ebola patients

U.S. physician-deacon now in Liberia felt called to help Ebola patients

| Jessica A. Botelho | September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,784 people, and claimed the lives of more than 2,400 as of Sept. 15. It is the worst Ebola epidemic in history.

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At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

At wedding, pope says spouses make each other better men and women

| Francis X. Rocca | September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Presiding over the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis celebrated marriage as the union of a man and woman playing complementary roles during their common journey through life. “This is what marriage is all about: man and woman walking together, wherein the husband helps his wife to become ever more a […]

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Special collection to help pay down restoration debt

Special collection to help pay down restoration debt

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will take up a special collection at Masses Sept. 20-21 to help the Cathedral of St. Paul pay down the debt remaining from emergency exterior restorations made a decade ago.

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Sistine Chapel weathers fallout from ‘Francis effect’ on attendance

Sistine Chapel weathers fallout from ‘Francis effect’ on attendance

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The “Francis effect” has spilled over into the Sistine Chapel, bringing a surge in visitors but also increasing risks to maintenance of what Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, calls “the world’s chapel.”

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Maronite Catholic patriarch to visit Twin Cities

Maronite Catholic patriarch to visit Twin Cities

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Maronite Catholic Patriarch Beshara Peter Rahi is in Minnesota Sept. 13 and 14, the Lebanese cardinal is likely to speak about the threat to Christians across the Middle East, in his homeland and elsewhere.

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Guiding Star seeks to bring pro-life resources under one roof

Guiding Star seeks to bring pro-life resources under one roof

| Sharon Wilson | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2009, Leah Jacobson founded the Guiding Star Women’s Center, a nonprofit organization focused on uniting the pro-life movement in Duluth. The vision has expanded to the Guiding Star Project, which seeks to create greater unity and collaboration of pro-life groups across the country.

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Earthquake levels church, All Saints parish helps rebuild it

Earthquake levels church, All Saints parish helps rebuild it

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

It all started on a plane ride back from the Caribbean island country of Dominica.

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No ice bucket needed  to donate to worthy causes

No ice bucket needed to donate to worthy causes

| September 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

“Absolutely bone-chilling” is how Jimmy Dunn described the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Pro-life speaker shares profound story of life

Pro-life speaker shares profound story of life

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | September 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Ryan Bomberger’s ministry exposes effect of abortion on the black community

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St. John Paul II Champions for Life winners named

St. John Paul II Champions for Life winners named

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The St. John Paul II Champions for Life Awards Luncheon recognizes those who organize, speak for life and pray for change. Meet the winners of the St. John Paul II Champions for Life Awards.

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Masses of ‘healing, reconciliation and hope’ offered in archdiocese

Masses of ‘healing, reconciliation and hope’ offered in archdiocese

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

We all need healing in our lives. To help in healing, Archbishop John Nienstedt is inviting people in the archdiocese to come together as a community of faith to pray for healing, reconciliation and hope.

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G.K. Chesterton connects Minnesota and Italy

G.K. Chesterton connects Minnesota and Italy

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delegation visits local counterpart of school named after 20th century writer

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