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Pope calls for more ‘integration’ of divorced Catholics

Pope calls for more ‘integration’ of divorced Catholics

| Francis X. Rocca | December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said that the Catholic Church must consider various ways to integrate the divorced and civilly remarried in the life of the Church — not merely allowing them to receive Communion, but letting them serve as eucharistic ministers and godparents — and to make it easier for Catholic families to accept their homosexual members.

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What’s it like to be a bishop? ‘Lots of excitement,’ Cozzens says

What’s it like to be a bishop? ‘Lots of excitement,’ Cozzens says

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Dec. 9, Bishop Andrew Cozzens celebrated the one-year anniversary of his ordination as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It was a busy year of confirmations, engagement in Latino Ministry and taking an active role in helping victims of sexual abuse heal.

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New partnership aims to better serve abuse victims

New partnership aims to better serve abuse victims

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week, the archdiocese announced a partnership with Twin Cities-based Canvas Health to provide victim assistance services. Now, when a person calls (651) 291-4497 any time day or night, he or she will reach a professional trained to respond to victims/survivors of sexual abuse.

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God reveals himself to humble hearts, says pope

God reveals himself to humble hearts, says pope

| Laura Ieraci | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

God reveals himself to humble and meek hearts, said Pope Francis at morning Mass Dec. 2.

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U.S. & World News briefs – December 4, 2014

U.S. & World News briefs – December 4, 2014

| December 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

– Obama, Archbishop Cupich meet in Chicago, talk immigration
– Re-gifting: Vatican raffles pope gifts to raise money for poor
– First world day against human trafficking set for February
– Church, National Library to make parish records free online

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Author thanks religious who taught, guided

Author thanks religious who taught, guided

| Beth Blair | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection is Dec. 13-14. Catholics will be speaking at parishes and reflecting on the impact the religious have had on their own lives.

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Wedding plans: Cathedral seeks photos for centennial exhibit

Wedding plans: Cathedral seeks photos for centennial exhibit

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A box full of wedding photos sits at Celeste Raspanti’s elbow. As she lifts one from the stack and looks at it, two brides, two grooms, two maids of honor and two best men look back. It’s an image more than 99 years old, made of the wedding parties from a double wedding, the first of its kind at the “new” Cathedral of St. Paul on April 14, 1915.

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Wars that caused flight must end, pope tells refugees

Wars that caused flight must end, pope tells refugees

| Francis X. Rocca | December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis met with young refugees from civil wars in Syria and Iraq a few hours after joining Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople to denounce the plight of Christians there.

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In Pictures – December 4, 2014

In Pictures – December 4, 2014

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

CLIMATE CHANGE
SIX NEW SAINTS

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Immigration changes will take months, at least, to take effect

Immigration changes will take months, at least, to take effect

| Patricia Zapor | December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

It will be several months, at least, before anyone can apply to take advantage of immigration policy changes announced by President Barack Obama Nov. 20.

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Obama immigration plan largely welcomed; critics challenge its legality

Obama immigration plan largely welcomed; critics challenge its legality

| December 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

President Barack Obama’s package of actions affecting millions of people without legal immigration status received support from Catholic organizations, labor unions and immigration advocates even as critics contended that the steps he announced violated the Constitution.

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Doctor who died of Ebola was a ‘man inspired by faith,’ says pastor

Doctor who died of Ebola was a ‘man inspired by faith,’ says pastor

| Richard Szczepanowski | December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. Martin Salia, a Maryland Catholic doctor who died Nov. 17 after contracting the Ebola virus while serving patients in his native Sierra Leone, was remembered by his family, colleagues, government officials and others as a man who loved God, lived to serve others and died as a hero.

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