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Higher Ground opens its doors to transform the homeless in St. Paul

Higher Ground opens its doors to transform the homeless in St. Paul

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

With finishing touches remaining on Catholic Charities’ brand new Higher Ground homeless shelter in downtown St. Paul, residents began moving in Jan. 11.

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McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

McDonald’s near Vatican to give free meals to the poor

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

While the controversial opening of a McDonald’s near the Vatican may not have all local residents singing, “I’m lovin’ it,” the popular fast food chain is trying to do its part in the neighborhood by helping the poor and the hungry.

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Catholic nun organizes national pre-inauguration event to foster peace

Catholic nun organizes national pre-inauguration event to foster peace

| Rhina Guidos | January 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

Sister Rita Petruziello said she could feel the “contention and nastiness” in the air during the presidential election campaign of the last year. Instead of getting better as the process went along, it kept getting worse.

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Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

Bishop opposes death sentence for man convicted of killing churchgoers

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers.

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For Somali refugees, Catholic agencies ‘welcome the stranger’

For Somali refugees, Catholic agencies ‘welcome the stranger’

| Kevin Jones | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Somali couple with three children is seeking a new life in Minnesota thanks to a Catholic Charities’ resettlement program that cites a Christian imperative for its work.

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Church in Kerala state forms support group for transgender people

Church in Kerala state forms support group for transgender people

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The church in India’s Kerala state has formed a group of priests, nuns and laypeople to respond to the pastoral needs of transgender people, reported ucanews.com.

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Catholic-Muslim dialogue opens to support Islamic American communities

Catholic-Muslim dialogue opens to support Islamic American communities

| James Martone | January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities.

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Hmong priest’s visit a Christmas gift for local community

Hmong priest’s visit a Christmas gift for local community

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

For 15 days in December, Father Berm Chakrit, a Hmong Redemptorist priest from Thailand, offered Masses, heard confessions, celebrated a baptism and anointed the sick for members of the Twin Cities’ Catholic Hmong community. The seemingly routine actions were anything but; Hmong-American Catholics rarely have the opportunity to receive the sacraments from a priest who speaks their language.

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First Spanish-language lay ministry cohort graduates from UST

First Spanish-language lay ministry cohort graduates from UST

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Andres Ramirez now has the theological background and formation to support his many volunteer endeavors at Incarnation/Sagrado Corazon de Jesus in Minneapolis.

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Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85

Father Scanlan, college and church leader, dies at age 85

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Michael Scanlan, whose name is almost synonymous with the Franciscan University of Steubenville, died Jan. 7 at Garvey Manor, a Catholic nursing home in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, after a long illness. He was 85.

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Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

Pope: Jesus amazed because he was humble, helpful, not a hypocrite

| Carol Glatz | January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesus astonished people with the way he taught and interacted with others because he wasn’t aloof, domineering or hypocritical, Pope Francis said in a homily.

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Georgia woman killed by gunman at Florida airport was parish stalwart

Georgia woman killed by gunman at Florida airport was parish stalwart

| January 10, 2017 | 2 Comments

Olga Woltering, a bedrock member of her parish and the Atlanta Cursillo movement and beloved to her family and many friends, was among five people killed in the Jan. 6 shooting at a Florida airport.

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