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Swahili-speaking Catholics hope to draw fellow Africans back to the Church

Swahili-speaking Catholics hope to draw fellow Africans back to the Church

| August 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Swahili hymns sung by a St. Alphonsus choir added a taste of their homelands to the liturgies and events of the weekend convention.

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Nothing less than Catholic

Nothing less than Catholic

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of my goals this summer has been to work on my Spanish. Given our growing Latino population in the archdiocese, I know that I need to do a better job of communicating in Spanish. Unable to find the time to go away for a few weeks, I’ve been looking online for tutoring programs in the Twin Cities. After doing some online research, I called one of the best-known language schools, and I was somewhat surprised to learn that there was a shortage of available teachers for the dates I needed. I asked, “With all the Spanish speakers in our area, are you telling me that you can’t find a tutor?”

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Considering the options for infertile couples

Considering the options for infertile couples

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Tad answers: Why are techniques like in vitro fertilization (IVF) considered immoral? What approaches will the Church allow us to try? What does our infertility mean, spiritually and personally, in the face of our fervent but frustrated desire for a baby?

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Delegation from archdiocese heading to Kitui, Kenya

Delegation from archdiocese heading to Kitui, Kenya

| May 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

A delegation from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will visit the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya May 30 to June 15.

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Minnesota United FC player Kallman joins Hill-Murray boys soccer staff

Minnesota United FC player Kallman joins Hill-Murray boys soccer staff

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hill-Murray added Minnesota United FC defender Brent Kallman to its boys soccer coaching staff, the Maplewood Catholic high school announced May 11.

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Senior care organization awards scholarships to youth volunteers

Senior care organization awards scholarships to youth volunteers

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kylie Nevells, 17, a student at Benilde-St. Margaret’s in St. Louis Park, and Nicholas Jackson, 18, who attends Robbinsdale Cooper High School, received the organization’s Youth Volunteer Scholarship for their “demonstrated commitment to seniors and the ability to communicate the impact of volunteering with older adults,” a press release stated.

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Local woman gets baptized at age 99

Local woman gets baptized at age 99

| April 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

A casual conversation at a nursing home in Spring Park last fall led to the baptism of a woman just two months shy of her 100th birthday.

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St. Maron parish raises money for cross in Lebanon

St. Maron parish raises money for cross in Lebanon

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the plight of persecuted Christians in the Middle East, parishioners of St. Maron in Minneapolis are turning to the cross.

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Father Ronald Dahlheimer dies

Father Ronald Dahlheimer dies

| March 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Ronald Dahlheimer, a beekeeper and lover of classical music, died Feb. 26. He was 83.

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Catholic-friendly comedian Gaffigan to take main stage at the Minnesota State Fair

Catholic-friendly comedian Gaffigan to take main stage at the Minnesota State Fair

| February 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gaffigan, a Catholic who occasionally uses his faith tastefully in his comedy routines, will perform at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 8 p.m. Aug. 26. He is known for his clean-style comedy, TV show and books, with a focus on fatherhood, marriage and food — especially Hot Pockets. He performed for Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015.

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Incarnation, Minneapolis parishioners observe ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Incarnation, Minneapolis parishioners observe ‘Day Without Immigrants’

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez closed her business for the day in solidarity with many immigrants around the U.S. who chose not to go work or s chool to demonstrate how much immigrants contribute to the country. The protest was organized in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigrants that banned travel from seven countries and initiated building a wall for the U.S. and Mexico border.

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Film to air highlighting late MN Sen. McCarthy’s run for the presidency, Catholic faith

Film to air highlighting late MN Sen. McCarthy’s run for the presidency, Catholic faith

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rob Hahn’s film about late US Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign, which will air for the first time on Twin Cities Public Television Jan. 29 at 11 p.m. The film “Hi, Gene. Meet the Real Senator McCarthy” recounts McCarthy’s 1968 campaign through interviews with McCarthy in the 1990s and people who knew him in the both 1990s and again in more recent interviews. The film also highlights McCarthy’s Catholic faith and how it influenced his political work.

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