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Basilica offers noon Mass for Notre Dame Cathedral community and Paris

Basilica offers noon Mass for Notre Dame Cathedral community and Paris

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary dedicated its noon Mass April 16 to prayerful support of the community of fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral and the city of Paris. “During this Holy Week, Catholics around the world are saddened” by the damage done to the “iconic cathedral,” officials at the parish in Minneapolis said in a statement. […]

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Moral theologian: ‘Heroic witness’  needed to protect natural world

Moral theologian: ‘Heroic witness’ needed to protect natural world

| April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Published two years after Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’,” Thompson’s book integrates the pope’s teaching on faith, ecology and the environment with Thompson’s more than 10 years of research on the subject.

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Catholics at the Capitol: A faith-filled, public witness to legislators

Catholics at the Capitol: A faith-filled, public witness to legislators

| February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of 21 Catholics who gathered in Rep. Rick Hansen’s office prayed for him and his colleague, Sen. Matt Klein of Mendota Heights, at the conclusion of their visit during Catholics at the Capitol Feb. 19.

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Father Fitzpatrick found guidance in Vatican II

Father Fitzpatrick found guidance in Vatican II

| September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Fitzpatrick witnessed the waves of change after the Second Vatican Council during his formation for the priesthood in the late 1960s. He was part of the first class of seminarians to enter after the council began in 1962.

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Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

Basilica parish celebrates 150 years of prayer, service in the city

| Susan Klemond | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary kicks off its 150th anniversary celebration the final weekend of September with two Masses celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Hebda Sept. 30.

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Pope renews membership of child protection commission

Pope renews membership of child protection commission

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis has named nine new members to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, including abuse survivors or the parents of survivors, the Vatican said.

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Jezreel challenges archdiocesan, parish staff to reach out beyond church walls

Jezreel challenges archdiocesan, parish staff to reach out beyond church walls

| October 27, 2017 | 2 Comments

Jack Jezreel didn’t want any archdiocesan or parish staff members to be in their comfort zone Oct. 26 at Fall Formation Day.

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Our Lady of Grace School donates desks to Ghana schools

Our Lady of Grace School donates desks to Ghana schools

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several Catholic schools in Ghana have newer desks and chairs for students and teachers after a shipment came from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Edina.

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Medicaid, opioid addiction and transgender issues explored at health care symposium

Medicaid, opioid addiction and transgender issues explored at health care symposium

| September 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Health care reform, transgender theory and the opioid epidemic were featured topics at a Sept. 20 gathering of Minnesota’s Catholic bishops and lay leaders.

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NFP keeps life and love together

NFP keeps life and love together

| Father James Adams | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The greatest gift of God’s love is always open to life. Thus, natural family planning is always open to life and keeps life and love together. This is the good news of our faith in Jesus that the Church proclaims at every marriage — and especially in preparing and caring for couples as they start and grow their family.

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Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

| Bridget Ryder | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

For once, Mary Noble Garcias sat still long enough to notice what was going on in her soul after her body and mind had stopped moving through the motions of everyday life. In her meeting with a spiritual director, she figured out what was happening.

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