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Remember works of mercy on World Migrant Day 2016, Vatican says

Remember works of mercy on World Migrant Day 2016, Vatican says

| Cindy Wooden | August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the Year of Mercy, the Catholic Church’s annual day of reflection and prayer on the situation of migrants and refugees will include a special reminder that “welcoming the stranger” is a corporal work of mercy.

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Balanced life includes time for family, work, prayer, pope says

Balanced life includes time for family, work, prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Work is an important expression of human dignity and of caring for one’s family, but today there is a “dangerous tendency” to consider a worker’s family obligations as an obstacle to productivity and profit, Pope Francis said.

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Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

Seminarians gain pastoral vision at Belle Plaine farm

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The seminarians’ visit to the Glisczinski farm was one stop of a weeklong practicum on the Church and rural life led by the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and Catholic Rural Life.

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Retired Deacon Donald Pendergast, 93, served Edina parish for 21 years

Retired Deacon Donald Pendergast, 93, served Edina parish for 21 years

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Once a coal miner, British native emigrated to U.S. in his thirties and became a cosmetologist.

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U.S. Trappists: Brewing enhances monastic life

U.S. Trappists: Brewing enhances monastic life

| August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The whoosh of the beer tap opening, the gentle glug of the golden brew pouring into the goblet and the sizzle of the foaming mousse are joyous sounds to Trappist Brother Jonah Pociadlo’s ears as he prepares to savor the signature ale created in his monastery’s brewery.

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Vatican Museums’ app gathers funds and art fans

Vatican Museums’ app gathers funds and art fans

| Cindy Wooden | August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

By downloading an app for a smartphone or tablet, members of the public can chat with others about famous works of art in the Vatican Museums, share strategies for dealing with the crowds and choose a work to help restore.

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Catholics among initial responders to those injured in Tianjin blast

Catholics among initial responders to those injured in Tianjin blast

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The morning after the industrial blast in Tianjin, China, the Tianjin Diocesan Social Service Center helped line up 60 volunteers to assist the government’s rescue and relief work. The volunteers donated drinking water, clothes and other supplies to hospitals and temporary settlements for evacuees.

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Wehmeyer to do time in Wisconsin, too

Wehmeyer to do time in Wisconsin, too

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Former priest pleaded guilty to abuse of a third person during a camping trip.

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Archdiocese to monitor Boy Scouts to protect religious rights

Archdiocese to monitor Boy Scouts to protect religious rights

| August 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Clergy and those who work with Boy Scout troops were offered guidance concerning the recent action by the Boy Scouts of America to lift a ban on openly gay troop leaders.

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Dorothy Day Center expansion underway

Dorothy Day Center expansion underway

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A better place to sleep for those experiencing homelessness will be ready in 2016 in St. Paul.

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Too young to drive, but smart enough for college

Too young to drive, but smart enough for college

| August 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

Most college students have reached the legal voting age of 18 by the time they first enroll.

One local college senior, however, will pick up his diploma before he is even old enough to drive. Lucas Kramer of St. Patrick in Oak Grove is on track to graduate from the University of Minnesota in December with a degree in computer science. In just a matter of weeks, he will begin his final semester.

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Bismarck bishop: Catholic groups with troops to sever Boy Scouts ties

Bismarck bishop: Catholic groups with troops to sever Boy Scouts ties

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck told Catholic parishes, schools and institutions they must cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization’s decision to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level.

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