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Twins making Sunday Mass available for teams and staff

Twins making Sunday Mass available for teams and staff

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota team is the latest in Major League Baseball to offer pre-game Sunday Masses for Catholic ballplayers, coaches and team employees who have to be at Target Field early in the day.

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From nightmare to dream: Syrian refugees thank pope for safety

From nightmare to dream: Syrian refugees thank pope for safety

| Cindy Wooden | April 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

After less than 48 hours in Rome, “dream” is the word used most often by the six Syrian adults Pope Francis brought back to Italy with him from a refugee camp in Greece.

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Fortunetellers can’t show the path to eternal life, pope says

Fortunetellers can’t show the path to eternal life, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fortunetellers and seers cannot lead people to eternal life, and those who listen to such charlatans are not following Jesus, Pope Francis said.

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Panelists discuss today’s ‘throwaway culture’ in event at Georgetown

Panelists discuss today’s ‘throwaway culture’ in event at Georgetown

| Kurt Jensen | April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The scheduled April 20 appearance at Georgetown University by Cecile Richards, head of the Planned Parenthood Federation, has spawned a series of protests.

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Sanders says his invitation to Vatican wasn’t political endorsement

Sanders says his invitation to Vatican wasn’t political endorsement

| Carol Glatz | April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

In his 15-minute address, the Jewish senator extolled the Catholic Church’s social teachings, saying few others “rival the depth and insight” the Church displays in its moral teaching on the challenges of a market economy.

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Pope prays for refugees, brings 12 Syrians back to Rome

Pope prays for refugees, brings 12 Syrians back to Rome

| Cindy Wooden | April 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis’ five-hour visit to Greece ended with him offering safe passage to Italy to 12 Syrian Muslims, half under the age of 18.

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Death Cab, Ryan Adams, The Fray to play Basilica Block Party

Death Cab, Ryan Adams, The Fray to play Basilica Block Party

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual Block Party has raised millions of dollars to support the building’s preservation and restoration. It is sponsored by Cities 97.

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Why every Catholic should read ‘The Joy of Love’: Q&A with Jean Stolpestad

Why every Catholic should read ‘The Joy of Love’: Q&A with Jean Stolpestad

| April 14, 2016 | 4 Comments

I think many people were looking for a completely new approach to marriage and family life. That just did not happen. Pope Francis affirms all of the doctrinal understanding of marriage and family. But he does call us to live a greater degree of mercy. That is, taking the time to see and understand another, and to really stand in solidarity with a families circumstance, and while doing so, bring into that moment the goodness, beauty and truth of Christ.

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Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of visit to Lesbos

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of visit to Lesbos

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked Christians to pray for him before embarking on a one-day visit to the Greek island of Lesbos.

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Nebraska bishops ‘deeply regret’ school group’s vote on transgender issue

Nebraska bishops ‘deeply regret’ school group’s vote on transgender issue

| April 14, 2016 | 3 Comments

Disappointed but not giving up.

That might summarize the reaction of Nebraska’s Catholic bishops to the Nebraska School Activities Association’s statewide representative assembly vote April 8 to retain a pathway for transgender participation in high school sports and other activities.

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St. Michael couple surprised by joy in the midst of death

St. Michael couple surprised by joy in the midst of death

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some say there is nothing worse than losing your child.

Laura and Franco Fanucci of St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove would agree. Yet, they were shocked to experience joy amid deep grief as they held not one but two dying newborns in a span of 24 hours at the end of February.

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‘VatiLeaks’ trial: Author says he had duty to publish private documents

‘VatiLeaks’ trial: Author says he had duty to publish private documents

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

An Italian journalist said he was given private documents by a Vatican official detailing problems with financial reforms and that he had a duty to publish them.

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