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Thousands of new Catholics expected to join Church at Easter Vigil

Thousands of new Catholics expected to join Church at Easter Vigil

| April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tens of thousands of new Catholics are expected to join the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil liturgies in parishes throughout the United States the night of April 20.

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Man faces charges for trying to walk into cathedral with flammables

Man faces charges for trying to walk into cathedral with flammables

| April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A man arrested by New York police after he tried to walk through St. Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan with flammables late April 17 has been charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing.

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Youths expand civil rights perspective with trip to national memorials

Youths expand civil rights perspective with trip to national memorials

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Academy senior Sean Hubbard understood the story of Rosa Parks in a new light when he saw the bus stop in Montgomery, Alabama, where she boarded a bus Dec. 1, 1955, the day she refused to give up her seat because of her skin color.

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Priest-seminarian b-ball: fitness, fun, vocations

Priest-seminarian b-ball: fitness, fun, vocations

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chaska native Father Nick VanDenBroeke never donned a Chaska High School Hawks basketball jersey in his high school days. But he played on his family’s driveway, and he never lost a love for the game.

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Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, who is credited with saving a reliquary containing the crown of thorns and the Blessed Sacrament from the burning cathedral.

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Notre Dame to Notre Dame: University to donate to cathedral restoration

Notre Dame to Notre Dame: University to donate to cathedral restoration

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, has directed the university to donate $100,000 toward the renovation of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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After bomb threat closes UST St. Paul campus, ‘all clear’ given in afternoon

After bomb threat closes UST St. Paul campus, ‘all clear’ given in afternoon

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two classroom buildings at the University of St. Thomas were evacuated after a bomb threat April 17.

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Mother-daughter team crafts safe skin care products

Mother-daughter team crafts safe skin care products

| Debbie Musser | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Click on the Siena Soap Company website and you’ll discover an all-natural, handcrafted artisan skin care company offering a variety of products, from aromatherapy soap bars to baby balms to charcoal deodorant.

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Lessons from women of the New Testament

Lessons from women of the New Testament

| Jessica Weinberger | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Catholic author and columnist Liz Kelly visited the Holy Land in 2013, she marveled at the convergence of faith and history unfolding in front of her. Praying over the Gospels through St. Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual exercises, specific biblical figures began appearing in her prayers: Mother Mary. Elizabeth. Mary of Magdalene. Anna.

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Archbishop Gregory visits Catholic Charities, school, residence for elderly

Archbishop Gregory visits Catholic Charities, school, residence for elderly

| Emma Restuccia | April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

A rainy Washington morning greeted the new archbishop of Washington April 5 as he began to get to know his Washington home.

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Archbishop invites Parisians to light a candle to dispel fire’s darkness

Archbishop invites Parisians to light a candle to dispel fire’s darkness

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris invited the faithful to attend the annual chrism Mass at historic St. Sulpice Church April 17 in the wake of the massive fire that seriously damaged the historic Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Cathedral called symbol not just of faith, but ‘fact all humans have souls’

Cathedral called symbol not just of faith, but ‘fact all humans have souls’

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here is an April 16 column on the Notre Dame Cathedral fire from CatholicPhilly.com, the news website of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It was written by M. Jean Duchesne, a French Catholic guest columnist, and appears in place of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s regular column.

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