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Four-peat for Islanders

Four-peat for Islanders

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Islanders win fourth consecutive state title with an 82-64 win over St. Paul Johnson in the Class AAA boys basketball finals

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Pope announces Holy Year of Mercy

Pope announces Holy Year of Mercy

| Cindy Wooden | March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy.”

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Measles, mumps, rubella, oh my

Measles, mumps, rubella, oh my

| March 11, 2015 | 5 Comments

Within the vaccination controversy are Catholics who oppose the practice on moral grounds. When it comes to inoculations, what does the Church say about health, bioethics and the public good?

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Catholics encouraged to attend Chrism Mass to support priests

Catholics encouraged to attend Chrism Mass to support priests

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass 7 p.m. March 26 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. During the liturgy, an assembly of priests, young and old, will gather with the archbishop to renew their promises on the threshold of the Easter Triduum.

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Wehmeyer dismissed from clerical state

Wehmeyer dismissed from clerical state

| March 11, 2015

Just after the two-year anniversary of the criminal conviction of Curtis Wehmeyer, former pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish in St. Paul, Wehmeyer received word in prison that Pope Francis had dismissed him from the clerical state.

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Radio’s ‘Reverend Know-It-All’ to keynote Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 21

Radio’s ‘Reverend Know-It-All’ to keynote Archdiocesan Men’s Conference March 21

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Men, get ready for Reverend Know-It-All.

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Day on the Hill participants discuss social justice issues with legislators

Day on the Hill participants discuss social justice issues with legislators

| Susan Klemond | March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

People of faith can support dignity of all persons in political arena

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German archdiocese plans new residents for old abbey: refugees

German archdiocese plans new residents for old abbey: refugees

| Anian Christoph Wimmer | March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cold winter light is streaming through the ancient windows of Beuerberg Abbey. It plays on the wood of the empty choir stalls, shimmers on the bronze hand bell of the prioress. Everything is quiet and ready for the next prayer.

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As Islamic State steps up attacks, Christian leaders call for help

As Islamic State steps up attacks, Christian leaders call for help

| Dale Gavlak | March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christian leaders again called for help for Assyrian Christians as Islamic State militants stepped up their attacks against their towns in northern Syria.

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Church historian: Pope, radical reformer, has enemies in, out of church

Church historian: Pope, radical reformer, has enemies in, out of church

| Glen Argan | March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Massimo Faggioli, a theology professor at the University of St. Thomas, expert on the Second Vatican Council and the author of several books, said the pope is not a liberal who exalts the individual as the center of the world and who sees a minimal role for the church in public life.

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Through photos, Hill-Murray connects to memory care patients

Through photos, Hill-Murray connects to memory care patients

| Anthony Gockowski for The Catholic Spirit | March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

“He used to be a dishwasher!”

The surprised voice of Mady Rogers, a freshman at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, carried across the banquet room where she was flipping through black-and-white photos with her partner, a senior citizen whose life was unfolding via his snapshots: his job as a dishwasher, his father riding in a new Chevrolet, soldiers sipping whisky at a ceasefire.

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Pope grants interview about his safety, politics, virtual relationships

Pope grants interview about his safety, politics, virtual relationships

| Carol Glatz | March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

A religious procession, a brainstorm session and a few glasses of wine led a group of residents gathered in a shantytown on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to come up with a plan to interview Pope Francis.

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