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Report: Priests abused hundreds of kids in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

Report: Priests abused hundreds of kids in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of children were sexually abused over at least 40 years by priests and other religious leaders in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, a statewide grand jury found.

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For ‘Mercy Friday’ initiative, pope visits young addicts at rehab center

For ‘Mercy Friday’ initiative, pope visits young addicts at rehab center

| Cindy Wooden | March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the second of his “Mercy Friday” gestures, Pope Francis spent two hours with a group of young adults at a Catholic-run residential drug rehabilitation center.

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Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

| March 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

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Catholic Watchmen movement launches at men’s conference

Catholic Watchmen movement launches at men’s conference

| Sam Patet | March 1, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Catholic Watchmen is a parish-based movement that is meant to enhance — not replace — existing men’s groups, Jeff Cavins said. It draws its name from the Book of Ezekiel, where the prophet laments at finding no one to “stand in the breach” and protect God’s people from the enemy.

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Sister Simone Campbell advocates bridge-building in election year

Sister Simone Campbell advocates bridge-building in election year

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Drawing on Pope Francis’ analogy of “bridge building” used in his September address to Congress, Sister Simone said that bridges must first be deeply rooted in the bedrock of one’s convictions, but that rootedness shouldn’t be mistaken for the “bridge” itself.

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Archdiocese to move into historic 3M headquarters

Archdiocese to move into historic 3M headquarters

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis plans to move its central corporation offices to the 3M Company’s former headquarters in St. Paul. The archdiocese signed a lease Feb. 29 for the 75,000 square foot building in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, northeast of downtown.

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Tea cup art a visual reminder of domestic violence

Tea cup art a visual reminder of domestic violence

| February 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Women with a personal experience of domestic violence or sexual assault etched their feelings into clay tea cups that a St. Catherine University student has made as part of an art installation to be on exhibit in March.

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BSM student jurors decide no death penalty for Jesus

BSM student jurors decide no death penalty for Jesus

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

High school students in suburban Minneapolis got an education in the legal system and capital punishment by participating in a mock trial of Jesus using the present-day form of justice used in Texas, where by far more convicts are executed than any other U.S. state.

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Red Bull event to help fundraising for Cathedral window

Red Bull event to help fundraising for Cathedral window

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

As skaters from around the country and the world compete at the annual Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championships Feb. 26-27 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, spectators can send a text to help pay for the Cathedral’s east rose window.

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Hennepin painting recommended for removal from Capitol room

Hennepin painting recommended for removal from Capitol room

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a Jan. 8 letter to the subcommitte, the Minnesota Catholic Conference expressed opposition to the painting’s removal because it represents an important moment in the history of Christianity in the state.

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Archdiocese sells Hazelwood property

Archdiocese sells Hazelwood property

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 10-acre property with a 2,500-square-foot house sold to a Faribault couple for $365,000, $45,000 less than its initial asking price.

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Annual Roseville Lenten feast serves up cod and camaraderie

Annual Roseville Lenten feast serves up cod and camaraderie

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

A fish fry at Corpus Christi Feb. 19 might have been most notable because of who wasn’t there.

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