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44 miles for 44 vets

44 miles for 44 vets

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Sept. 8, the day of her 44th birthday, Pam Baker of St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park did something many might call crazy:

She ran her age — 44 miles.

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At parish mission, evangelist tries to start ‘holiness revolution’

At parish mission, evangelist tries to start ‘holiness revolution’

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I think he’s telling us what we need to hear,” Masek said. “So many of our Catholic churches seem so dead. We’re broken. We’ve compromised with the culture.”

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Fighting the culture of death: For local attorney, it’s personal

Fighting the culture of death: For local attorney, it’s personal

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Elizabeth Bakewicz, a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in St. Paul, has found herself in a position of arguing for something she wasn’t prepared to argue for — her right to live.

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Woman’s suicide called tragedy, symbol of ‘culture of death’ in U.S.

Woman’s suicide called tragedy, symbol of ‘culture of death’ in U.S.

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brittany Maynard, a young California woman who was suffering from terminal brain cancer and gained national attention for her plan to use Oregon’s assisted suicide law, ended her life Nov. 1. She was 29 years old.

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Did Pope Francis get what he wanted from the synod?

Did Pope Francis get what he wanted from the synod?

| Francis X. Rocca | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since the end of the Oct. 5-19 Synod of Bishops on the family, news outlets have portrayed the outcome as a “setback” or “loss” for Pope Francis — even a “rebuke” to him.

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Be ready with God’s weaponry; devil is real, pope says

Be ready with God’s weaponry; devil is real, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Christian life is a constant battle against the devil, who is not the stuff of legend, but really exists, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.

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Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better, pope says

Don’t be bad Christians, people may think atheism is better, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The way Christians behave can either help and inspire others, or turn them away from ever following Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

Pope: Evolution, Big Bang do not push aside God, who set it in motion

| Carol Glatz | October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Big Bang theory and evolution do not eliminate the existence of God, who remains the one who set all of creation into motion, Pope Francis told his own science academy.

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Former Catholic schools director remembered as advocate

Former Catholic schools director remembered as advocate

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

“He reached out to Catholic educators in our archdiocese to share with others what we were doing in Catholic education,” recalled Gary Wilmer, who is director of personnel and planning for the archdiocese’s Office of Catholic Schools.

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Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

Pope Francis calls for abolishing death penalty and life imprisonment

| Francis X. Rocca | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called for abolition of the death penalty as well as life imprisonment, and denounced what he called a “penal populism” that promises to solve society’s problems by punishing crime instead of pursuing social justice.

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Law professors file amicus brief for working pregnant women

Law professors file amicus brief for working pregnant women

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Professors from the University of St. Thomas School of Law are among the primary drafters and organizers of a friend-of-the-court brief in a case involving the protection of working pregnant women that has reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Archdiocese discloses 17 names in interest of accountability

Archdiocese discloses 17 names in interest of accountability

| October 23, 2014

As part of a legal settlement with law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates, the archdiocese reached an agreement on a mechanism to disclose additional names of men with substantiated claims of committing clergy sexual abuse. The first cooperatively-developed disclosure list contains the names of and basic information about 17 men.

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