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Papal artifact presentation

November 8, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Papal artifacts in Two Harbors this Monday

October 31, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

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Black smoke from chapel chimney: No pope yet

March 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

VATICAN CITY Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church.
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Pope using Twitter to spread faith

December 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

VATICAN CITY Benedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, is now trying brevity spreading the faith through his own Twitter account.
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Local Catholic leaders praise Aquila

May 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When he exits the Fargo diocese to head up the Denver archdiocese, Samuel Aquila will leave behind many admirers here, both for his spiritual leadership and his administrative skills. Continue Reading

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Girl Scouts Under Scrutiny From Catholic Bishops

May 10, 2012 in WDAZ

NEW YORK (AP) Long a lightning rod for conservative criticism, the Girl Scouts of the USA are now facing their highest-level challenge yet: An official inquiry by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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Twin spires, multiple members: Lismore’s St. Anthony Catholic Church marks 100 years

April 4, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

LISMORE It’s been 100 years since Mary Ann Spieker’s father, Herman Wieneke, helped build the distinctive twin-spired St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lismore, but neither the stately structure nor Spieker’s reliance on it as her faith home are visibly diminishing with age. Continue Reading

Ellsworth church still going strong: St. Mary’s observing 125 years

April 3, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ELLSWORTH The congregation has changed, the buildings have been renovated and the associated school is gone, but St. Mary’s Church prospers, still vital at 125 years old. Continue Reading

Minnesota bishops campaign against gay marriage

September 21, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

WINONA, Minn. Minnesota’s Roman Catholic bishops are launching a new effort against same-sex marriage, with a DVD being mailed to parishioners. Continue Reading

Priest sex abuse linked to 13 suicides in Belgium

September 10, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

BRUSSELS (AP) Hundreds of sex abuse victims have come forward in Belgium with harrowing accounts of molestation by Catholic clergy that reportedly led to at least 13 suicides and affected children as young as two, an independent Belgian commission said Friday. Continue Reading