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MCC’s Adkins: With the election over, Catholics need to roll up their sleeves

MCC’s Adkins: With the election over, Catholics need to roll up their sleeves

| November 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

Donald Trump’s win of the presidency and the Republicans gaining a majority in Congress stunned the U.S. in a historic Nov. 8 election.

In Minnesota, Republicans grabbed a majority from the Democrats in both the state House and Senate.

None of it alters the mission for Catholics in politics according to Minnesota Catholic Conference Director Jason Adkins. A St. Paul-based organization, the MCC works to further the common good in public policy for Minnesota and beyond.

Adkins took time Nov. 9 to visit with The Catholic Spirit about what the election results mean for Catholics.

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Before sainthood, Mother Teresa lit up the hearts of Minnesotans

Before sainthood, Mother Teresa lit up the hearts of Minnesotans

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Joseph Johnson made a surprising connection in Rome with Mother Teresa in the 1990s before his ordination.
Mother Teresa inquired about his studies and where he would serve as a priest. Father Johnson, now pastor at Holy Family in St. Louis Park, shared it with her not expecting her to know about Minnesota.
“Her eyes lit up, and she repeated the word ‘Minnesota’ with such love,” Father Johnson said. “I never heard anyone say the name of our state with such love. You could tell that there is a real connection that, in her mind, she was remembering all the times that she had been here visiting the Kumps.”

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Archdiocese’s history brims with pioneers and visionaries

Archdiocese’s history brims with pioneers and visionaries

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 150 years after Father Louis Hennepin traveled down the Mississippi River and first saw what in 1680 he named St. Anthony Falls — the site of present-day Minneapolis — French missionaries came to Minnesota filled with zeal to bring the faith to native tribes.

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Text of Pope Francis mandate to Archbishop Hebda

Text of Pope Francis mandate to Archbishop Hebda

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s an English translation of the formal document by which the pope appointed the new Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, installed May 13 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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Gov. Dayton gets down with the kids on tour of Ascension School

Gov. Dayton gets down with the kids on tour of Ascension School

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Governor said he’s impressed by the learning environment at northside Minneapolis Catholic school.

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Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Pope Francis says, a good Catholic meddles in politics. We’re called to be good citizens not just of the next life as Catholics, but good citizens of this life. We’re called to try to bring about what’s going to serve the good of the person, the dignity of the person.

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Failure of all-or-nothing politics

Failure of all-or-nothing politics

| Shawn Peterson | March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even someone as accustomed to political victory as Otto von Bismarck said that “[p]olitics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.”

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Catholic Charities: Syrian refugees unlikely to settle in state

Catholic Charities: Syrian refugees unlikely to settle in state

| December 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

The likelihood that Minnesota would receive an influx of Syrian refugees is low, said Catholic Charities experts who work with refugee resettlement, but that shouldn’t diminish Christians’ willingness to help and welcome Syrians, or overshadow the needs of refugees from other countries who arrive in Minnesota.

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87 stones, 87 snippets of military families’ lives

87 stones, 87 snippets of military families’ lives

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The new Minnesota Military Families Tribute on the State Capitol Mall in St. Paul will be dedicated Saturday, June 13, during a ceremony that will include Jearlyn Steele and The Steeles as well as other entertainment following the formal program.

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80 years doing God’s work

80 years doing God’s work

| May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women in St. Paul-Minneapolis celebrated 80 years of ‘carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ.’

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Catholics missing from Italian shipwreck still inspire

Catholics missing from Italian shipwreck still inspire

| Christina Capecchi | March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

This month we mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and the luxury liner buried two and a half miles below the Atlantic bobs to the surface once again.

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Catholic Minnesota — all in one place

Catholic Minnesota — all in one place

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

The 2012 Official Minnesota Catholic Directory – 368 pages of information to help you connect with people and get to churches and institutions across the state – is on sale now. The official state Catholic directory is a resource for everything Catholic in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, Web […]

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