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Pope receives fine-art Bible created to ‘ignite spiritual imagination’

Pope receives fine-art Bible created to ‘ignite spiritual imagination’

| Laura Ieraci | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Military tanks, oil derricks and cancer cells are among the contemporary depictions of the afflictions prefigured by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a fine-art edition of the Book of Revelation given to Pope Francis.

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Inspired by brother, St. Hubert student asks classmates to be ‘voice’ for people living with autism

Inspired by brother, St. Hubert student asks classmates to be ‘voice’ for people living with autism

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

How others view and treat people with autism seemed to Taylor Laube “a problem that needed to be fixed,” the sixth grader at St. Hubert School in Chanhassen explained.

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Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

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Deadline set for filing claims against archdiocese

Deadline set for filing claims against archdiocese

| April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

People with sexual abuse claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis should file their claims by August 3 in order to be part of the archdiocese’s Chapter 11 Reorganization settlement, Judge Robert Kressel ruled April 16.

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Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says

Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says

| Carol Glatz | April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eradicating male and female identities does nothing to solve the problem of unfair or disrespectful treatment based on people’s gender, Pope Francis said.

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Christians in Yemen keep low profile but continue to pray, bishop says

Christians in Yemen keep low profile but continue to pray, bishop says

| Elliot Williams | April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The few Christians remaining in war-torn Yemen gather for liturgies and prayer meetings in the basement of a villa in the city of Sanaa where they remain “invisible” in order to stay safe, Bishop Paul Hinder told Vatican Radio April 13.

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Bishop Loverde seals Holy Door at the national shrine in anticipation of Holy Year of Mercy

Bishop Loverde seals Holy Door at the national shrine in anticipation of Holy Year of Mercy

| Michael F. Flach | April 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The door will be opened Dec. 8 at the beginning of the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

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Father Barron: With false conception of God, atheists attacking ‘straw man’

Father Barron: With false conception of God, atheists attacking ‘straw man’

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

They call it “Pastafarianism” — a farce religion constructed around the belief in a “Flying Spaghetti Monster” deity, “a fantastical, imaginary being for whom there is not a trace of physical evidence.” It stands in comparison to the Christian God, whose existence, Pastafarianists argue, is also unsupported by science.

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Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive

Pope says Year of Mercy will be time to heal, to help, to forgive

| Cindy Wooden | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mercy is what makes God perfect and all-powerful, Pope Francis said in his document officially proclaiming the 2015-2016 extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.

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Term ‘genocide’ angers Turkey, while pope says memory leads to healing

Term ‘genocide’ angers Turkey, while pope says memory leads to healing

| Carol Glatz | April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis said atrocities from the past have to be recognized — not hidden or denied — for true reconciliation and healing to come to the world.

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Priests prevail in hoops

Priests prevail in hoops

| April 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The annual Priests versus Seminarians basketball tournament took place April 10 at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley.

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Archdiocese gets more time to file Reorganization plan

Archdiocese gets more time to file Reorganization plan

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was granted an extension April 9 to file its Reorganization plan. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel, who is overseeing the archdiocese’s Reorganization process, moved the deadline from May 16 to Nov. 30.

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