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Bishop to Legislature: With driver’s license bill, Minnesotans have moral obligation to immigrants

Bishop to Legislature: With driver’s license bill, Minnesotans have moral obligation to immigrants

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens called a measure to allow Minnesotans without legal status to obtain provisional driver’s licenses or state-issued identification “good policy even if it’s politically difficult.”

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Jericho March

Jericho March

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Judy Beaudry of St. Michael in St. Michael and president of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Northwest deanery holds up a pro-life message at the Jericho March in front of Planned Parenthood in St. Paul March 24.

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LiveFamily precursor to World Meeting of Families

LiveFamily precursor to World Meeting of Families

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ahead of October’s World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia with Pope Francis, a local conference will address issues families face and what the Church is saying about them.

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Leaders field planning process questions

Leaders field planning process questions

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The following Q-and-A with Father John Bauer and Marilou Eldred, co-chairs of the 2014-2015 Strategic Planning Task Force, addresses the status of the strategic planning process, challenges and opportunities parishes currently face, and the timeline for recommendations.

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Father Keefe remembered as gifted spiritual director

Father Keefe remembered as gifted spiritual director

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Gerald Keefe, who died March 19 at the age of 93, is being remembered as a kind and humble priest, pastor and spiritual director.

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Sister Dominica Brennan admired for ‘pastoral heart’

Sister Dominica Brennan admired for ‘pastoral heart’

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn had a simple comment about the death of Dominican Sister Dominica Brennan, who formerly served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as the chancellor for canonical affairs.

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Award-winning pastor in Savage makes school presence a priority

Award-winning pastor in Savage makes school presence a priority

| Anthony Gockowski | March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On a recent Tuesday, Father Michael Tix walked through the quiet hallways of St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Savage, greeting students by name between periods and talking with teachers during the lunch hour.

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Minneapolis church opposes high-rise as potential neighbor

Minneapolis church opposes high-rise as potential neighbor

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our Lady of Lourdes, home to 1,080 families and Minneapolis’ oldest church building in continuous use, hosted a meeting March 19 to address the 300-foot multi-use high-rise development proposed for Nye’s Polonaise Room, which announced in December its plans to vacate in late summer or early fall.

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Passion Play at St. Casimir ‘lovely way to honor God’

Passion Play at St. Casimir ‘lovely way to honor God’

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bob Hindel’s piano pours over the empty pews at St. Casimir on a March Saturday morning as the Cantabile chamber singers begin to gather for the first rehearsal of “The King of Love: A Musical Passion Play,” which they will perform at the church at 3 p.m. March 29.

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MCC encouraged by elements of revised state budget plan

MCC encouraged by elements of revised state budget plan

| March 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Funding for programs that address the urgent needs of Minnesota’s poor and low-income workers are among the items in Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget plan, and many are just what the state’s Catholic leaders have been advocating for.

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Observing ‘the signs of the times’: Final Vatican II document subject of UST conference

Observing ‘the signs of the times’: Final Vatican II document subject of UST conference

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Second Vatican Council’s capstone document, “Gaudium et Spes,” is key to understanding Pope Francis’ papacy and provides a framework by which the church can acknowledge the changing world without losing credibility, Church historian Massimo Faggioli told an audience March 12. However, he said, the 50-year-old document continues to receive a divided reception within the Catholic Church.

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St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

St. Pat’s Day Massgoers challenged to honor the ‘Apostle to the Irish’

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

In his homily at the Mass, Bishop Piché said that when he thinks of Irish what comes to mind is “a deep human longing for peace and hope for freedom — faith, family, hard work, friends.”

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