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Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

Catholic leaders object to reinstatement of federal death penalty

| Carol Zimmermann | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16 years was unwelcome news for Catholic leaders who have advocated against capital punishment.

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Puerto Rican bishops call for peace, harmony after governor’s resignation

Puerto Rican bishops call for peace, harmony after governor’s resignation

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the historic resignation of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, the people of the Caribbean island must continue to maintain their unity to overcome the social ills that led to the crisis, the Puerto Rican bishops’ conference said.

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Twin Cities Polish Festival to add outdoor Mass

Twin Cities Polish Festival to add outdoor Mass

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Amid the perogies, Chopin music and Polish egg decorating, the Twin Cities Polish Festival will include — for the first time — an outdoor Mass during its Aug. 9-11 celebration in northeast Minneapolis.

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Grandparents invited to visit the Holy Land

Grandparents invited to visit the Holy Land

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kim and Shawn Doyle of St. Joseph in Rosemount celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary July 20. They went extra large on gifts to mark the occasion.

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Catholic entrepreneur launches St. Joseph Business Guild

Catholic entrepreneur launches St. Joseph Business Guild

| Sam Patet | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like any good entrepreneur, Roger Vasko has a knack for getting businesses to thrive. At age 28, he bought his father’s business — Vasko Rubbish Removal — with his younger brother and proceeded to expand its client base sevenfold over the next 18 years, from 150 businesses to 1,100.

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With dedication Mass, Orange Diocese’s Christ Cathedral ‘becomes reality’

With dedication Mass, Orange Diocese’s Christ Cathedral ‘becomes reality’

| Orange County Catholic staff | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tim Strader believes Christ Cathedral of the Diocese of Orange “will become the most important Catholic cathedral in the United States, other than St. Patrick’s” in New York.

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Guidebook for Catholic business leaders remains hidden gem

Guidebook for Catholic business leaders remains hidden gem

| Christina Capecchi | July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A guidebook for business leaders that was developed largely by local Catholics and released as an official Vatican document in 2012 made a big splash around the world, but it remains largely unknown in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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‘Tremendous excitement’ in parish of British Open winner Shane Lowry

‘Tremendous excitement’ in parish of British Open winner Shane Lowry

| Chai Brady | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

After Massgoers’ prayers for golfer Shane Lowry were answered, there was “tremendous excitement” in his rural parish, said Father Joe Deegan, the local priest.

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Puerto Rican governor resigns amid massive protests

Puerto Rican governor resigns amid massive protests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

After nearly two weeks of massive protests in the fallout of scandals involving corruption and offensive private messages, Gov. Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico resigned from office, becoming the first governor to do so in the island’s history.

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Pope: Church needs apostolate of prevention to protect minors from abuse

Pope: Church needs apostolate of prevention to protect minors from abuse

| July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prevention is key in protecting minors from abuse, Pope Francis said.

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Pro-lifers say Wen’s firing shows abortion is Planned Parenthood priority

Pro-lifers say Wen’s firing shows abortion is Planned Parenthood priority

| July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following the news Dr. Leana Wen was fired by Planned Parenthood as its president, several pro-life leaders remarked that the organization was upset the physician had emphasized the need to expand Planned Parenthood services beyond abortion.

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St. Paul native steers national organization to train Church leaders and heal from crisis

St. Paul native steers national organization to train Church leaders and heal from crisis

| Christina Capecchi | July 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A St. Paul native mentored by a legion of local Catholic women is at the helm of an urgent mission to train church leaders and help them respond to the sex abuse crisis.

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