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Special campaign promotes East Side Pride in St. Paul

Special campaign promotes East Side Pride in St. Paul

| Jennifer Janikula | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Parishes across the United States will amplify the voice of the poor when they collect donations for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development during Masses on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.

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Year of Consecrated Life to help laity learn more about religious

Year of Consecrated Life to help laity learn more about religious

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has dedicated 2015 to be the Year of Consecrated Life. Events are planned in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis beginning Nov. 30.

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Staff reduction part of archdiocese’s budget cuts

Staff reduction part of archdiocese’s budget cuts

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Chancery Corporation has cut nearly $5 million in expenses, almost 20 percent of the Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget, in order to forge sustainable operations. That included the elimination of 11 positions in the Chancery offices.

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Knights of Malta have commitment to ‘the Lord’s poor’

Knights of Malta have commitment to ‘the Lord’s poor’

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Volunteering at the Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul is a way for Steve Hawkins to fulfill both his baptismal call and his service in the Knights of Malta, a 900-year-old lay religious order that is active in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Help wanted: Volunteers play crucial role at shelter

Help wanted: Volunteers play crucial role at shelter

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steve Hawkins doesn’t need a theology book to know the definition of the Body of Christ.

He knows it goes into action every evening as homeless men who seek shelter at the Dorothy Day Center are cared for by Catholic men from a dozen parishes throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who spend the night aiding, listening to and watching over them.

Men like John Bromen.

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Give your children the best: your faith, pope says

Give your children the best: your faith, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Faith always has been transmitted best through example, but with young people constantly bombarded by images of all kinds, living models of a commitment to truth and love are more important than ever, Pope Francis said.

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This band of brothers seeks to defend life, serve the poor

This band of brothers seeks to defend life, serve the poor

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A small group of men went to Mass regularly at Assumption in St. Paul back in the early 1980s. The 20-something guys, numbering less than half a dozen, were not trying to draw attention to themselves.

But, they were being noticed by other regular Mass goers at the downtown St. Paul church.

After a short time, they became known as “the brothers.” This, plus the leading of the Holy Spirit, got them to thinking about establishing something more formal.

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Pope sets up new body to speed handling of sex abuse appeals

Pope sets up new body to speed handling of sex abuse appeals

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has established a special body within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to speed up the process of hearing and ruling on appeals filed by priests laicized or otherwise disciplined in sexual abuse or other serious cases.

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Pew survey shows Latin Americans leaving Catholicism

Pew survey shows Latin Americans leaving Catholicism

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Increasing numbers of Catholics in Latin America are abandoning the church in favor of evangelical congregations or nonreligious life, according to a new survey, making Pope Francis’ calls for renewed evangelization efforts in the region ever more urgent.

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Catholics want to learn more about their faith, bishops report

Catholics want to learn more about their faith, bishops report

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

For three and a half years, members of several U.S. bishops’ committees have been trying to pinpoint what Catholics in the pew are thinking and why they accept or reject church teachings.

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Remains of Ugandan Comboni found in Mexican mass grave

Remains of Ugandan Comboni found in Mexican mass grave

| David Agren | November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The remains of a missionary priest missing for months were recovered from a mass grave in the southern state of Guerrero, adding to the horror of the crimes and killings in a region now notorious for the disappearance and possible deaths of 43 teacher trainees.

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Chicago installs Archbishop Blase Cupich

Chicago installs Archbishop Blase Cupich

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jesus invites all to take risk ‘of being more,’ says Chicago archbishop

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