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Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the ‘great helmsman’ of Vatican II

| Francis X. Rocca | October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Beatifying Blessed Paul VI at the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the family, Pope Francis praised the late pope as the “great helmsman” of the Second Vatican Council and founder of the synod, as well as a “humble and prophetic witness of love for Christ and his church.”

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Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says

Paul VI was pope of firsts, a pope of dialogue, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Paul VI, the late pope who is to be beatified by Pope Francis Oct. 19, was described by retired Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re as a man rich in spirituality, a thinker and a pastor “very sensitive to the challenges of the modern world.”

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Cardinal Pell: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

Cardinal Pell: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

| Francis X. Rocca | October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell said working-group reports from the Synod of Bishops on the family finally give a true picture of the assembly’s views, counteracting what he characterized as a misleading midterm report.

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Court blocks law that had closed most Texas abortion clinics

Court blocks law that had closed most Texas abortion clinics

| Patricia Zapor | October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a brief order posted after normal business hours, the Supreme Court granted requests by some of the affected abortion clinics to block parts of the law. It blocked statewide the requirement that abortion clinics meet standards of an ambulatory surgical center, which a majority of the Texas abortion providers could not meet. For clinics in McAllen and El Paso only, the order also blocked a provision requiring abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinic.

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Synod interim report: the Church must renew commitment to family

Synod interim report: the Church must renew commitment to family

| Andrea Gagliarducci | October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The approach to irregular unions must start from positive aspects, and stable couples should be accompanied in a development toward the sacrament of marriage, the Synod of Bishops said in a midterm report issued Monday.

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Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

Court’s pass on same-sex marriage rulings leaves plenty of questions

| Carol Zimmermann | October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the Supreme Court declined to review the appeals on rulings striking down same-sex marriage bans as unconstitutional, many people were left second-guessing why this happened and what it means for the future of same-sex marriages and bans on such marriages.

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Visiting bishop shares state of affairs for Venezuelans

Visiting bishop shares state of affairs for Venezuelans

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

When word gets out that a delivery of food or other consumer goods is coming, Venezuelans don’t hesitate.

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By sharing priests with the people of Venezuela, the archdiocese has been gifted as well

By sharing priests with the people of Venezuela, the archdiocese has been gifted as well

| Deacon Mickey Friesen | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mission is the mutual exchange and sharing of gifts in faith for the sake of the Gospel. In sharing with our brothers and sisters in Venezuela, we have received gifts back home that have enriched our local Church.

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Rosary feast for Mary

Rosary feast for Mary

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 2,000 children from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis participated in the Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage at the Cathedral of St. Paul Oct. 7.

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Meet Sister Miriam James Heidland

Meet Sister Miriam James Heidland

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former volleyball coach and radio host is keynote speaker at third annual Archdiocesan Youth Day

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Leaders look to solve achievement gap, advocate for school choice

Leaders look to solve achievement gap, advocate for school choice

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

A variety of community leaders in the Twin Cities gathered for one of what they say will be many meetings to address the achievement gap for Latino students in Minnesota, which data shows is the highest in the nation.

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In Pictures – October 9, 2014

In Pictures – October 9, 2014

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

RETURNING HOME
DANCE FEVER

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