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Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery celebrate 70 years

Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery celebrate 70 years

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1958, less than a decade after her community had set down roots in St. Paul, Benedictine Sister Mary Lou Dummer walked down the aisle in her wedding dress along with 11 other women at their priory, then on Summit Avenue.

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Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

Near Waverly, Rural Life Sunday gives glimpse of farming as way of life

| June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Kenneth O’Hotto, pastor of St. Mary in Waverly, immediately knew who to call when asked to host Rural Life Sunday, an annual celebration of rural life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Panel: Relationship between common good and business is critical

Panel: Relationship between common good and business is critical

| Susan Klemond | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Martin Schlag, Ryan Institute director and conference organizer, said that the common good is more than a “sum” of individual goods — it includes a “life in common.”

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Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

Credible leadership serves others, pope tells cardinals at consistory

| Carol Glatz | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“None of us must feel ‘superior’ to anyone. None of us should look down at others from above. The only time we can look at a person in this way is when we are helping them to stand up,” Pope Francis said during a ceremony in which he elevated 14 bishops and archbishops from 11 different nations to the College of Cardinals June 28.

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Republicans help bring down their party’s ‘compromise’ immigration bill

Republicans help bring down their party’s ‘compromise’ immigration bill

| Rhina Guidos | June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The proposal, which had been called a “compromise” bill by Republicans, would have provided some respite to youth brought to the country illegally as minors, as well as some $25 million in funding for part of a wall along the border with Mexico, which President Donald Trump desperately wants. 

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Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced June 27, the last day of the Supreme Court’s current term, that he is retiring July 31.

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Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens said that it’s important for people to recognize that immigrants “are seeking the same thing that [our] ancestors came here seeking” at a June 26 press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol.

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German bishops ignore pope’s request, resume Communion debate

German bishops ignore pope’s request, resume Communion debate

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis clarified his position on the matter during a flight from Geneva to Rome June 21. He said the problem was not the subject matter of the debate, but rather the bishops’ approach to create new norms for the German Catholic Church at a national level.

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High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

High court rules against unions in dues case; USCCB had backed labor

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court declared June 27 that one of its rulings from 1977 was “wrongly decided” and overruled it, in a case on whether public-sector unions could continue to make nonmembers pay fair-share fees not related to the unions’ lobbying and political efforts.

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Juvenile admits to setting fire that damaged historic Minnesota church

Juvenile admits to setting fire that damaged historic Minnesota church

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

The juvenile was charged with arson in the first degree, according to a June 20 news release from the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. The juvenile was 13 at the time of the offense.

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Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 June 26 that a California law that placed requirements on crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion violated the First Amendment.

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Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 decision June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people entering the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, saying the president’s action was within his power.

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