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National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

| Sean Gallagher | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since its creation, the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee has garnered much attention on the national stage for its efforts to protect religious freedom and fight government infringement on that freedom.

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Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation

Assumption prepares to rededicate church after two-year renovation

| Michael Kassner | June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Palm Sunday, parishioners walked into Assumption in St. Paul more than a little curious. After nearly two years of avoiding scaffolding and painting equipment — and enduring all the other inconveniences that renovating a church’s sanctuary entails — the wait was over.

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Fortnight for Freedom events underway

Fortnight for Freedom events underway

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A religious freedom presentation and grandparents-grandchildren pilgrimage are planned locally to observe the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4.

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Knights of Columbus-built house in Lonsdale benefits area Catholic school, education center

Knights of Columbus-built house in Lonsdale benefits area Catholic school, education center

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immaculate Conception’s Knights of Columbus council partnered with the St. Nicholas in Elko New Market Knights to complete a house for charity June 10. The sale of the 2,300-square-foot, 4-bedroom home in Lonsdale closed June 14, and $100,000 of revenue will help Holy Cross School and the Catholic Education Center in Webster.

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Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

| Valerie Schmalz | June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tara Clemens was an Anchorage, Alaska, attorney, and an evangelical Christian who joined the Catholic Church during her last months of law school.

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Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation fosters fraternity and support

Institute for Ongoing Clergy Formation fosters fraternity and support

| June 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

Just as medical doctors don’t stop honing their practice once they exit the hospital doors of their residency, priests don’t stop their formation upon ordination.

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Local director showing film on Franciscan order’s work

Local director showing film on Franciscan order’s work

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal don’t flinch in the face of the destitute. Daily, the friars serve the ill, homeless, prisoners and prostitutes in poor and dangerous areas.

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Hypocrisy kills the Christian community, pope says at morning Mass

Hypocrisy kills the Christian community, pope says at morning Mass

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The diabolical language of hypocrisy, which ensnares others through flattery, has the power to destroy Christian communities, Pope Francis said.

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Ten new priests bless archbishops, bishop at ordination Mass

Ten new priests bless archbishops, bishop at ordination Mass

| May 28, 2017 | 3 Comments

In his homily, Archbishop Hebda called the final days of the Easter season a fitting time to ordain men to the priesthood. The Church turns her attention to praying “fervently for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit” after the feast of the Ascension, which was celebrated May 28 this year.

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Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

Pope to young people: 13 questions to make voices heard in Rome

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before youth and young-adult themed synod, the Pope wishes to hear from youth around the world via a Vatican-produced survey sent to all dioceses. Survey results will be processed at the Vatican in time for the 2018 synod. Young people ages 18-30 can take the survey at archspm.org/youngadultvoices

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As Trump and Pope Francis meet, peace offerings in person and via Twitter

As Trump and Pope Francis meet, peace offerings in person and via Twitter

| Rhina Guidos | May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The New York archbishop said the pope probably speaks about the same topics to other world leaders, but “I think he especially would to the president of the strongest, mightiest power on the face of the earth.”

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Speaker to grandparents: Bring God to grandchildren

Speaker to grandparents: Bring God to grandchildren

| Melenie Soucheray | May 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

At first regional grandparents meeting, adult faith formation director shares advice for fostering faith

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