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Roots of Cathedral parish, city of St. Paul trace back 175 years

Roots of Cathedral parish, city of St. Paul trace back 175 years

| Susan Klemond | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The log chapel that started it all

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University of Minnesota accused of using fetal tissue illegally

University of Minnesota accused of using fetal tissue illegally

| October 19, 2016 | 6 Comments

A Chicago-based nonprofit law firm charged the University of Minnesota Oct. 19 for illegal use of aborted fetuses in its research practices.

The Thomas More Society, which focuses on pro-life cases, filed a petition in the Fourth District Court of Hennepin County. The firm acted on behalf of St. Paul-based Pro-Life Action Ministries and University of Minnesota graduate student Bridget Busacker.

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U.S. Hispanics give big margins to Clinton, Democrats in new Pew poll

U.S. Hispanics give big margins to Clinton, Democrats in new Pew poll

| Mark Pattison | October 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Hispanic Americans give a nearly 5-to-1 edge to Democrats over Republicans as the party more concerned for them in a Pew Research Center poll released Oct. 10.

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True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says

True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

While donation campaigns and charitable contributions for the needy are important, true Christian charity involves a more personal touch, Pope Francis said.

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Memorial marking where Moses saw Promised Land reopens in Jordan

Memorial marking where Moses saw Promised Land reopens in Jordan

| Dale Gavlak | October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened its doors to the public amid festivities, after nearly a decade of restoration.

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For Cardinal-designate, red hat tops a priesthood filled with surprises

For Cardinal-designate, red hat tops a priesthood filled with surprises

| Cindy Wooden | October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

For Cardinal-designate Blase Cupich of Chicago, one of nine children born to a family in Omaha, Nebraska, more than 40 years of priesthood have been filled with “Are you kidding me?” moments.

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Anniversary program celebrates, looks at threat to Hyde Amendment

Anniversary program celebrates, looks at threat to Hyde Amendment

| Mark Pattison | October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the Hyde Amendment that bans federal Medicaid funding of abortions celebrating its 40th anniversary Sept. 30, the March for Life celebrated the anniversary in part by warning of threats to dismantle the rider.

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Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane

Aid slowly makes its way to thousands of Haitians displaced by hurricane

| Dennis Sadowski | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Emergency aid slowly began to reach some of the thousands of Haitians displaced by Hurricane Matthew in the country’s picturesque southwest as reports of casualties slowly trickled in from communities cut off by the storm.

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Leaked emails show ‘hostility’ to Catholic Church, some say

Leaked emails show ‘hostility’ to Catholic Church, some say

| Julie Asher | October 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

The chief liaison to Republican nominee Donald Trump for Catholic issues said that emails released Oct. 11 by WikiLeaks “reveal the depths of the hostility of Hillary Clinton and her campaign toward Catholics.”

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Catholic school pre-K programs fuel enrollment growth

Catholic school pre-K programs fuel enrollment growth

| October 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

Preschool programs popping up at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have boosted enrollment. After years of decline, kindergarten through eighth-grade Catholic schools bounced back from an average loss of 800 students per year over the past three to four years, according to the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence. This year, schools increased total enrollment by 20-some students.

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Archbishop Hebda’s AYD message: Youth ‘extremely important’ to Church

Archbishop Hebda’s AYD message: Youth ‘extremely important’ to Church

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will attend his first Archdiocesan Youth Day Oct. 29 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in River Centre in St. Paul. He shared his thoughts about the upcoming event with The Catholic Spirit.

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Wajda dismissed from clerical state

Wajda dismissed from clerical state

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Joseph Wajda, who since 2003 has been banned from exercising public priestly ministry because of allegations of sexual abuse of minors, has been laicized, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in an Oct. 1 statement.

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