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Reilly to leave post as archdiocese’s superintendent

Reilly to leave post as archdiocese’s superintendent

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jill Reilly, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will leave her position July 2. Reilly’s goal during her two-year tenure was to help Catholic schools through a time of transition with compassion, vigor, collaboration and innovation.

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For sale: church offices

For sale: church offices

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archdiocesan properties go on the market

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Richfield priest on leave from ministry

Richfield priest on leave from ministry

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released the following statement May 19

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Scathing report calls for dismantling immigrant detention system

Scathing report calls for dismantling immigrant detention system

| Patricia Zapor | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

A scathing new report on the conditions under which immigrants are detained concludes with the U.S. bishops’ recommendation that the current system be dismantled and replaced with less drastic approaches for keeping track of people whose immigration cases are pending.

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Mother Teresa’s canonization in 2016 only hypothetical, says Vatican

Mother Teresa’s canonization in 2016 only hypothetical, says Vatican

| Laura Ieraci | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite reports in the Italian press that Blessed Teresa of Kolkata’s canonization has been set for Sept. 4, 2016, a Vatican spokesman says the date is only hypothetical and cannot be confirmed.

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Pro-lifers hail passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Pro-lifers hail passage of Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

U.S. House passage May 13 of a measure that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks is “long overdue and one of the most common sense laws under consideration,” said the president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

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Reaction mixed to Tsarnaev death sentence in Boston Marathon bombing

Reaction mixed to Tsarnaev death sentence in Boston Marathon bombing

| Mark Pattison | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Reaction was mixed to the May 15 jury sentencing of death for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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New kids’ book, initiative aim to boost Catholic families’ grasp of salvation history

New kids’ book, initiative aim to boost Catholic families’ grasp of salvation history

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Imagine if every child read the Bible. That’s the goal of four local Catholic women who have spent the last decade preparing a Catholic companion to the Bible for children.

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Remembering Romero: Local guitarist  pays tribute to the late archbishop in song

Remembering Romero: Local guitarist pays tribute to the late archbishop in song

| Bridget Ryder | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and local musician Rob Hahn have both “put an exclamation point” on the life of Oscar Romero. Pope Francis named the Salvadoran archbishop a martyr for the faith earlier this year, inspiring Hahn to offer his own tribute through music.

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Families are first victims of violence, poverty, pope tells bishops

Families are first victims of violence, poverty, pope tells bishops

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Families are the first victims wherever there is conflict or poverty, but they also are the best place for teaching peace and reconciliation, Pope Francis told bishops of the Central African Republic.

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With help from grants, St. Pascal’s school to remain anchor for St. Paul’s East Side

With help from grants, St. Pascal’s school to remain anchor for St. Paul’s East Side

| May 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

In an area of St. Paul that Father Michael Byron described as “more needy, less Catholic and more diverse” today than it has been in its 65-year history, St. Pascal Baylon School intends not only to remain open, but also to be an anchor of Catholic education in the east metro of the Twin Cities.

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No easy moral resolution to Vergara-Loeb dispute over frozen embryos

No easy moral resolution to Vergara-Loeb dispute over frozen embryos

| Nancy Frazier O'Brien | May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are frozen embryos human beings worthy of dignity and respect or are they property subject to contractual obligations?

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