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Local priests to renew promises at annual Chrism Mass

Local priests to renew promises at annual Chrism Mass

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The annual Chrism Mass at which Archbishop John Nienstedt blesses the sacramental holy oils for the upcoming year also serves another essential purpose for priests — renewing the promises they made on their ordination day.

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Conference speaker: World needs ‘men of conscience’

Conference speaker: World needs ‘men of conscience’

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Near the end of the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 22, Father Bill Baer, the event’s emcee, invited boys 18 and under to come forward to the stage at the University of St. Thomas Field House to greet speaker Brian Bonin.

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Obituary – Deacon Frank Schneider

Obituary – Deacon Frank Schneider

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deacon Frank Schneider, 82, of Roseville, died March 14.

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Overheard – March 27, 2014

Overheard – March 27, 2014

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I ask that you have the grace to be very close to your children, letting them grow, but being by their side. They need you, your presence, to be there, your love!”
— Pope Francis, speaking to fathers present in St. Peter’s Square March 19, the feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of the universal church and Jesus’ earthly father

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In Pictures – March 27, 2014

In Pictures – March 27, 2014

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

GRAND OPENING
SOCIAL JUSTICE

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Minnesota business owners opposing HHS mandate await Supreme Court decision

Minnesota business owners opposing HHS mandate await Supreme Court decision

| Susan Klemond | March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Owners of eight Minnesota for-profit companies who have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over its contraception mandate have much at stake as the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates on the issue and prepares to rule on two similar cases, expected this summer.

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Called to evangelize

Called to evangelize

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jeff Cavins embarks on a new mission to help Catholics know Christ better and share their faith Well before creating a successful Bible study series, reintroducing audiences to Christ, and leading pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Jeff Cavins knew he was destined to teach God’s word. “I think if there’s anything I’m called to in […]

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Bahrain cathedral will be ‘symbol of Christianity’ in ‘heart of Islam’

Bahrain cathedral will be ‘symbol of Christianity’ in ‘heart of Islam’

| Carol Zimmermann | March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bishop Camillo Ballin, apostolic vicar of Northern Arabia, knows full well what it is like to minister to Catholics in a Muslim region because he has been doing that for more than four decades.

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Boston cardinal, abuse survivor among members of Vatican commission

Boston cardinal, abuse survivor among members of Vatican commission

| Cindy Wooden | March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, four women — including a survivor of clerical sex abuse — two Jesuit priests and an Italian lawyer are the first eight members of the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

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Vatican, Rome gear up for canonizations of John XXIII, John Paul II

Vatican, Rome gear up for canonizations of John XXIII, John Paul II

| Cindy Wooden | March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just over five weeks before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels are reporting they are almost fully booked and the Vatican has confirmed the Mass will take place in St. Peter’s Square, despite knowing that hundreds of thousands of people will have to watch the ceremony on large video screens.

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High court hears oral arguments in companies’ challenge to HHS mandate

High court hears oral arguments in companies’ challenge to HHS mandate

| Carol Zimmermann | March 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Oral arguments in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court March 25 focused on whether for-profit corporations have religious grounds to object to the new health care law’s requirement that most employers provide contraceptive coverage in their employee health plans. Crowds on both sides of the issue gathered outside the Supreme Court on a cold, […]

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Islanders win third straight hoop title

Islanders win third straight hoop title

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photos from the state high school boys basketball tournament

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