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‘Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism’ to air

‘Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism’ to air

| Joseph McAleer | June 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

The documentary “Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism” will be broadcast on PBS stations throughout the month of June.

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Parents are children’s ‘best bet’ to buffer outside world, U.N. conference hears

Parents are children’s ‘best bet’ to buffer outside world, U.N. conference hears

| Carol Glatz | June 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

The future of humanity depends on parents’ commitment to protect and nurture their children, instill values and help children mature as human beings, speakers told a United Nations event to mark the fourth annual Global Day of Parents.

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Pope to appoint advisory board for removing negligent bishops

Pope to appoint advisory board for removing negligent bishops

| Carol Glatz | June 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis will set up a panel of legal experts to help him in deciding whether to remove a religious superior or bishop from office for failing to protect minors and vulnerable adults from sex abuse.

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Archdiocese raises nearly $500K for retired religious men and women

Archdiocese raises nearly $500K for retired religious men and women

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis raised a final total of $491,329 for the 2015 Retirement Fund for Religious appeal.

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Rural parish-sponsored music festival draws thousands

Rural parish-sponsored music festival draws thousands

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

An estimated 3,500 people attended the second bi-annual All Saints Music Festival May 20 at the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, organized by the clustered parishes of St. John the Baptist in Vermillion; St. Joseph in Miesville; St. Mary in New Trier; St. Mathias in Hampton; and St. Pius V in Cannon Falls.

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2016 Catholic Services Appeal ahead of last year’s campaign

2016 Catholic Services Appeal ahead of last year’s campaign

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Seventeen weeks into the 2016 Catholic Services Appeal, the Plymouth-based Catholic Services Appeal Foundation reports that it is ahead of last year’s campaign, both in dollars pledged and dollars received, as well as the total number of gifts.

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Risen Christ honored GHR Foundation with annual award

Risen Christ honored GHR Foundation with annual award

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Risen Christ Catholic School in Minneapolis presented the Minneapolis-based GHR Foundation with its annual Circle of Light Award May 25. Risen Christ President Michael Rogers credits the foundation with aiding the K-8 school’s work in educating low-income students and students of color.

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St. Peter breaks ground on renovation and campus additions

St. Peter breaks ground on renovation and campus additions

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens, parishioners of St. Peter in Forest Lake attended a groundbreaking ceremony June 5 for additions to the parish church and school, as well as a renovation and re-purposing of existing space.

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Catholic Charities to end two longtime services

Catholic Charities to end two longtime services

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the coming months, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis will close its Seton Prenatal Clinic and cease its adoption program.

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St. Mark’s School designated a 2016 Minnesota School of Character

St. Mark’s School designated a 2016 Minnesota School of Character

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Mark’s School was named the 2016 School of Character May 26 by Synergy & Leadership Exchange, a North Mankato-based nonprofit.

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Catholic Spirit wins second place at annual Catholic press awards

Catholic Spirit wins second place at annual Catholic press awards

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit gathered 13 additional awards, including four first-place awards for writing, design and special sections.

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Archdiocese names interim evangelization office director

Archdiocese names interim evangelization office director

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A parishioner of St. Peter in Mendota, Crocker is a longtime volunteer with the archdiocese and was the chairwoman for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration. She has also worked as an outreach coordinator for the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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