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Award-winning pastor in Savage makes school presence a priority

Award-winning pastor in Savage makes school presence a priority

| Anthony Gockowski | March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a recent Tuesday, Father Michael Tix walked through the quiet hallways of St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage, greeting students by name between periods and talking with teachers during the lunch hour.

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Saint’s relic with miraculous tendencies does it again for Pope Francis

Saint’s relic with miraculous tendencies does it again for Pope Francis

| Alvaro de Juana | March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

While Pope Francis was giving some advice to the religious, priests and seminarians of Naples on Saturday, a miracle occurred: a vial of dried blood from a fourth century saint liquefied.

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Minneapolis church opposes high-rise as potential neighbor

Minneapolis church opposes high-rise as potential neighbor

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our Lady of Lourdes, home to 1,080 families and Minneapolis’ oldest church building in continuous use, hosted a meeting March 19 to address the 300-foot multi-use high-rise development proposed for Nye’s Polonaise Room, which announced in December its plans to vacate in late summer or early fall.

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Passion Play at St. Casimir ‘lovely way to honor God’

Passion Play at St. Casimir ‘lovely way to honor God’

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bob Hindel’s piano pours over the empty pews at St. Casimir on a March Saturday morning as the Cantabile chamber singers begin to gather for the first rehearsal of “The King of Love: A Musical Passion Play,” which they will perform at the church at 3 p.m. March 29.

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MCC encouraged by elements of revised state budget plan

MCC encouraged by elements of revised state budget plan

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Funding for programs that address the urgent needs of Minnesota’s poor and low-income workers are among the items in Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget plan, and many are just what the state’s Catholic leaders have been advocating for.

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Welcome children, learn from them, pope says at audience

Welcome children, learn from them, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Children are a blessing for humanity and for the church, bringing new life and energy to families and society, Pope Francis said.

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U.N. says Pope Francis will visit morning of Sept. 25

U.N. says Pope Francis will visit morning of Sept. 25

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis would visit the United Nations the morning of Sept. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly.

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Observing ‘the signs of the times’: Final Vatican II document subject of UST conference

Observing ‘the signs of the times’: Final Vatican II document subject of UST conference

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Second Vatican Council’s capstone document, “Gaudium et Spes,” is key to understanding Pope Francis’ papacy and provides a framework by which the church can acknowledge the changing world without losing credibility, Church historian Massimo Faggioli told an audience March 12. However, he said, the 50-year-old document continues to receive a divided reception within the Catholic Church.

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St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

In his homily at the Mass, Bishop Piché said that when he thinks of Irish what comes to mind is “a deep human longing for peace and hope for freedom — faith, family, hard work, friends.”

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After 106 years, Franciscans leaving St. Paul parish

After 106 years, Franciscans leaving St. Paul parish

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Eugene Michel announced March 15 that health concerns are compelling him to leave Sacred Heart in St. Paul, and his Franciscan community does not have a priest available to replace him. Responsibility for the parish’s pastoral care will return to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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God loves us, has dreams for us, pope says

God loves us, has dreams for us, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

God’s dreams for his people are the dreams of a lover for his beloved; they are dreams of building a future together that is filled with joy, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Kids need values, hope from teachers; teachers need better pay

Pope: Kids need values, hope from teachers; teachers need better pay

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Teaching is about giving young people, especially troublemakers, values and hope, and it is “an injustice” that today’s educators are paid so poorly, Pope Francis said.

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