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Overheard – April 10, 2014

Overheard – April 10, 2014

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The man and woman are consecrated for love. Through the sacrament, the spouses are given a real mission to make visible — even through simple and ordinary gestures — the love with which Christ loves his church.”

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In Pictures – April 10, 2014

In Pictures – April 10, 2014

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
PRAYERS FOR RWANDA

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Prayer, charity surround John XXIII, John Paul II being declared saints

Prayer, charity surround John XXIII, John Paul II being declared saints

| Cindy Wooden | April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The rite of canonization for Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II April 27 will use the standard formula for the creation of new saints, but the Mass will be preceded by the recitation of the Divine Mercy chaplet, and it is possible retired Pope Benedict XVI will attend, the Vatican spokesman said.

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Archbishop gives deposition, says safety of children is top priority

Archbishop gives deposition, says safety of children is top priority

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an April 2 deposition given in a Ramsey County court case, Archbishop John Nienstedt responded to questions about sexual abuse committed by clergy and how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled the issue during his tenure.

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Pope, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth have informal meeting at Vatican

Pope, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth have informal meeting at Vatican

| Cindy Wooden | April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In their first overseas trip in three years, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, met April 3 with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

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Head of U.S. military archdiocese offers prayers for Fort Hood victims

Head of U.S. military archdiocese offers prayers for Fort Hood victims

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once again, the people at Fort Hood “are at the center of national attention and the focus of our prayers,” Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said in response to the April 2 shooting at the Texas military base.

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Bishop Pates urges U.S. to take ‘clear stance against torture’

Bishop Pates urges U.S. to take ‘clear stance against torture’

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace said he welcomed the possible release of a Senate intelligence committee report that says the CIA used torture techniques in interrogating some terror suspects after 9/11.

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Archdiocese granted more time to provide information on credibly accused priests

Archdiocese granted more time to provide information on credibly accused priests

| March 28, 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been extended additional time to provide documents related to priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.

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Survey shows Pope Francis has influenced giving by U.S. Catholics

Survey shows Pope Francis has influenced giving by U.S. Catholics

| Navar Watson | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

While any increase in church attendance prompted by the pope’s appeal isn’t quite yet measurable, a new survey shows Pope Francis has made an impact on Catholic giving in the year since his papacy began.

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Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was a packed house for the 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine March 23, as parishioners, friends and alumni of its school gathered to celebrate the blessing of a new parish life center.

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Pope and Obama discuss religious freedom, life issues, immigration

Pope and Obama discuss religious freedom, life issues, immigration

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis received U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27. In what was their first encounter, the two leaders spoke in private for more than 50 minutes, an extraordinarily long time for such a meeting.

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Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Julie Gergen leaned in toward the window of her seventh-floor apartment on the northwest edge of downtown Minneapolis to take in the view.

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