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Damascus archbishop describes Syria Catholics’ plight

Damascus archbishop describes Syria Catholics’ plight

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Jan. 8, a bomb exploded in the bedroom of Archbishop Samir Nassar, who leads the Archeparchy of Damascus, Syria. He was in a nearby room and wasn’t hurt.

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U of M researchers,  faith experts explain  why gratitude is good for body and soul

U of M researchers, faith experts explain why gratitude is good for body and soul

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Research has shown that saying “thank you” does more good than one might think.

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Community an answer to the millennial crisis, panel says at Basilica

Community an answer to the millennial crisis, panel says at Basilica

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“So they began this thing where they invited others their age who experienced a sense of loss, [but] have no religious affiliation where that’s being reconciled,” Vitek said of The Dinner Party. “And they … came together out of their suffering and sorrow over a meal with a bottle of wine to heal one another.”

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Jim Caviezel — Hollywood’s ‘Jesus’ — to speak at Catholics at the Capitol in February

Jim Caviezel — Hollywood’s ‘Jesus’ — to speak at Catholics at the Capitol in February

| November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Actor Jim Caviezel will take the stage at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul for Catholics at the Capitol in February.

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‘It’s like his spirit is here”: Brother James Miller’s impact still felt at Cretin-Derham Hall

‘It’s like his spirit is here”: Brother James Miller’s impact still felt at Cretin-Derham Hall

| November 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The kids [at CDH] know his story, and we couldn’t be happier to know that this man who did the ordinary things with extraordinary attention to detail would be recognized, that his death was in the name of Christ.”

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Uganda rehab facility named for addiction ministry priest

Uganda rehab facility named for addiction ministry priest

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Bill Whittier, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of St.  Paul and Minneapolis, spent his 84th birthday Sept. 25 being honored for his work with alcoholics in Uganda.

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Czech bishop celebrates Mass during heritage celebration in New Prague

Czech bishop celebrates Mass during heritage celebration in New Prague

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dozens of people greeted Bishop Peter Esterka, who grew up in Czechoslovakia and was a Czech Republic bishop, after he celebrated Mass in Czech at St. Wenceslaus in New Prague Oct. 28. Some of them conversed with the retired bishop in Czech, the language of their ancestors.

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Prayers pour in for coma-induced Hill-Murray football player

Prayers pour in for coma-induced Hill-Murray football player

| October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Support has been coming in from the Hill-Murray School community and beyond for senior Zach Zarembinski after he collapsed during a football game Oct. 27.

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Community of Saints Regional Catholic School gym vandalized, back in use

Community of Saints Regional Catholic School gym vandalized, back in use

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

A maintenance worker at Community of Saints Regional Catholic School in West St. Paul discovered a shocking sight Oct. 21 when cleaning at the end of the MEA weekend.

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Epiphany cemetery offering free burial Nov. 16 for cremated remains

Epiphany cemetery offering free burial Nov. 16 for cremated remains

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Thomas Dufner once counseled a young woman who wore a locket with her grandmother’s ashes in it to bury the remains, after the woman admitted she couldn’t sleep at night.

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Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

While serving as a missionary with Minnesota-based NET Ministries at a parish in Texas, in fall 2016, Suness Jones received a personally addressed email from the Vatican.

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Champions for Life winners moved by story of baby found at German church

Champions for Life winners moved by story of baby found at German church

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II Champions for Life award winners and their guests heard a concrete reminder Oct. 18 of what their work means.

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