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U.S. Supreme Court rejects local priest’s appeal

U.S. Supreme Court rejects local priest’s appeal

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Dec. 7 an appeal of a sexual misconduct conviction of Father Christopher Wenthe, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Judge’s ruling frozen embryos must be destroyed called ‘tragic case’

Judge’s ruling frozen embryos must be destroyed called ‘tragic case’

| Liz O'Connor | December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

A California state judge’s ruling that a now-divorced couple’s five frozen embryos must be destroyed is an example of doing something that technology allows without considering all its aspects, according to medical ethicists.

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For Christians, martyrdom remains a ‘never-ending story,’ says cardinal

For Christians, martyrdom remains a ‘never-ending story,’ says cardinal

| Mark Zimmermann | December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

For Christians, martyrdom remains a “never-ending story” that stretches from Scripture accounts of apostolic times to today’s “amphitheater of YouTube,” Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington writes in a new book.

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Pope: Stopping climate change, poverty go hand-in-hand

Pope: Stopping climate change, poverty go hand-in-hand

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

Heads of states at the U.N. climate change conference in Paris must do everything possible to mitigate the effects of both climate change and poverty “for the good of our common home,” Pope Francis said.

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Kenyan priest to serve in archdiocese

Kenyan priest to serve in archdiocese

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Mutui from the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, is here for his fourth visit to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of the partnership between the archdiocese and Kitui.

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Duluth Diocese files for bankruptcy

Duluth Diocese files for bankruptcy

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Efforts to reach a resolution that would aid all victims of clergy sexual abuse in its northern Minnesota area failed, prompting the filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

On ordination day, bishop calls deacons to life of service

| Jonathan Liedl | December 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

“The purpose of this ordination is to allow you to give your life as a ransom for the Church, to allow your life to be taken by God and used as he desires,” said Bishop Andrew Cozzens, the archdiocese’s auxiliary bishop, during his homily.

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Archbishop Hebda: Court-approved fees necessary for fair resolution

Archbishop Hebda: Court-approved fees necessary for fair resolution

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over $3 million in fees will be paid to six law firms representing the archdiocese, those who have filed abuse claims, parishes and others who are working with insurance companies.

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‘Nostra Aetate’ celebrated for reviving Jewish-Christian dialogue

‘Nostra Aetate’ celebrated for reviving Jewish-Christian dialogue

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Rutten said that Vatican II’s purpose “was to find ways to express the Catholic-Christian faith in new ways in the modern world, and to engage the world.” “Nostra Aetate,” meaning “in our time,” was one of 16 documents promulgated from the council. Father Rutten called it “groundbreaking” and “game-changing” for Jewish-Christian relations.

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San Bernardino bishop urges prayers for unity, healing after shootings

San Bernardino bishop urges prayers for unity, healing after shootings

| December 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

San Bernardino Bishop Gerald R. Barnes urged people to pray for unity and healing after the mass shooting in San Bernardino Dec. 2 that left 14 people dead and 17 others wounded.

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Father Riley was professor, pastor

Father Riley was professor, pastor

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father John F. Riley was both university professor and pastor — for a number of years both at the same time — during the 60 years of his priesthood.

He died Nov. 21 at 87.

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Planned Parenthood videos turn spotlight on U of M research practices

Planned Parenthood videos turn spotlight on U of M research practices

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials and affiliates discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses has hit closer to home in the ninth video released in September from the Center for Medical Progress.

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