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Archbishop Hebda invites pilgrims to accompany him to Italy

Archbishop Hebda invites pilgrims to accompany him to Italy

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda is returning to Italy for a pilgrimage Sept. 20-28, 2018, and he has invited Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to accompany him.

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Pope puts John Paul I on path to sainthood, declares him ‘venerable’

Pope puts John Paul I on path to sainthood, declares him ‘venerable’

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis recognized that Pope John Paul I, who served only 33 days as pope, lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.

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Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

That is why people need to focus their hearts on God, not focus their smartphones for pictures during Mass, he said.

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‘Spiritual but not religious’: What does it mean? Survey offers clues

‘Spiritual but not religious’: What does it mean? Survey offers clues

| November 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

It’s almost reached the level of cliche in American society: You ask someone why they don’t go to church, and they reply, “Oh, I’m spiritual but not religious.”

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Opioid epidemic calls for Minnesota Church’s attention

Opioid epidemic calls for Minnesota Church’s attention

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Oct. 25, 100 people gathered at Gichitwaa Kateri in Minneapolis to discuss the opioid epidemic’s impact on the Native American community, which the parish serves, and beyond.

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WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

WWII vet recalls ordeal inside German prison camp

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Simon Velasquez of Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul can’t tell you off the top of his head how tall he is. But, he can say this: He was small enough to fit neatly inside a ball turret on a B-17 bomber during World War II.

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HHS looks into removing barriers to program funding for religious groups

HHS looks into removing barriers to program funding for religious groups

| Carol Zimmermann | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Oct. 25 that it is looking for ways to ensure that faith-based and religious groups are not blocked from receiving HHS funding for their programs.

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Pope condemns ‘murderous folly’ of terrorism after attacks

Pope condemns ‘murderous folly’ of terrorism after attacks

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis prayed for victims of the terrorist attack in New York, as well as victims of other terror attacks, and condemned the murder of innocent men and women in the name of God.

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‘Victims’ charter’ is next step in fighting trafficking, academy says

‘Victims’ charter’ is next step in fighting trafficking, academy says

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

After 7-year-old Rani Hong was stolen from her mother in a small village in India and sold into slavery, her captors kept her in a cage to teach her to submit completely to her “master.”

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Teach students role of justice in migration, pope says

Teach students role of justice in migration, pope says

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Catholic universities need to study the root causes of forced migration and ways to counter the discrimination and xenophobic reactions it provokes in so many traditionally Christian nations, Pope Francis said.

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Toronto cardinal urges Parliament to keep religious provisions in place

Toronto cardinal urges Parliament to keep religious provisions in place

| Deborah Gyapong | November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parliament would be sending a “disturbing message” to Canada’s religious community if it eliminates a law that currently makes it an offense to disrupt a religious service, Cardinal Thomas Collins told a parliamentary committee.

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Book says nuns found John Paul I dead, could help on path to sainthood

Book says nuns found John Paul I dead, could help on path to sainthood

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two women may hold the key to clearing up questions still surrounding the death of Pope John Paul I and to overcoming the first hurdle on his path to canonization.

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