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Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

Pastors who become princes are far from Jesus’ spirit, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clergy who use their position for personal gain rather than to help those in need do not follow the spirit of Jesus who took upon himself the sufferings of others, Pope Francis said.

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N. Mpls. community convenes to quell violence

N. Mpls. community convenes to quell violence

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A group of people circled around a table in the narthex at St. Bridget in north Minneapolis the afternoon of Sept. 11. They were hunched over maps of north-side neighborhoods, determining where they would pray in the coming weeks and months.

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Minnesota woman lit prayer candle daily for 27 years for Jacob Wetterling

Minnesota woman lit prayer candle daily for 27 years for Jacob Wetterling

| Dianne Towalski | September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Agnes Imdieke awakened the morning of Sept. 3 in her apartment on the outskirts of Albany and got ready for the day. As she did every day, she lit a candle and said a prayer for the safe return of Jacob Wetterling.

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Pope praises bishops’ guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

Pope praises bishops’ guidelines on helping divorced, remarried couples

| Cindy Wooden | September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis thanked a group of bishops in Argentina for providing their priests with concrete guidelines for implementing the section of his apostolic exhortation on the family about circumstances in which divorced and civilly remarried couples might eventually be allowed to receive Communion.

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USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case

USCCB urges HHS compromise on contraceptive mandate case

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Sept. 9 letter from USCCB officials to the Department of Health and Human Services stressed that a compromise could effectively be reached in the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement.

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Archbishop Hebda urges faithful to work for peace

Archbishop Hebda urges faithful to work for peace

| September 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda led the people in the ecumenical prayer service on the vigil of the National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for the day of prayer on Friday in response to the violence and racism during the summer.

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Minneapolis’ first Catholic mayor remembered for service

Minneapolis’ first Catholic mayor remembered for service

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hofstede was born in Minneapolis and graduated from the then-College of St. Thomas in St. Paul in 1964 with a degree in biology and chemistry. He served on the university’s board of trustees from 1988 to 2000 and received its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1992.

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New reporter comes aboard for The Catholic Spirit

New reporter comes aboard for The Catholic Spirit

| September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Matthew Davis began work as a reporter for The Catholic Spirit Aug. 29

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New leadership sparks unprecedented student involvement in U of M campus ministry

New leadership sparks unprecedented student involvement in U of M campus ministry

| Jessica Weinberger | September 7, 2016 | 10 Comments

On an average weekend at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, 1,200 students gather together — not to attend a Gopher sporting event or house party — but to attend one of three Sunday Masses at St. Lawrence Church and Newman Center on the northwestern edge of Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood.

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St. Paul street named after Mother Teresa in 2004

St. Paul street named after Mother Teresa in 2004

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mother Teresa of Kolkata is memorialized on a street just one block away from the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Father Pilaczynski served St. Thomas Academy many years

Father Pilaczynski served St. Thomas Academy many years

| September 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

Father John Pilaczynski of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a longtime priest and educator at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, died Aug. 27 in San Antonio, Texas, at age 84.

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