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80 for Brady — PG-13 (A-III)

A bunch of talented stars headline the comedy "80 for Brady" (Paramount). But they're left becalmed by the inertia of this going-through-the-motions paean to football fandom.

Prayerfully discerning the way forward, CSAF establishes four pillars for annual appeal

Ahead of February’s annual appeal for Catholic ministries in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, members of the St. Paul-based Catholic Services Appeal Foundation spent time prayerfully discerning how CSAF's legacy might inform its next steps.

Pope clarifies remarks about homosexuality and sin

Pope Francis reaffirmed that homosexuality is not a crime, and that any sexual act outside of marriage is a sin, in a written response to a request for clarification about his remarks during a recent interview with the Associated Press.

National sales tax proposal sparks political controversy

A proposal to implement a national sales tax and abolish federal income taxes by a House Republican lawmaker became political fodder for Democrats in January, although the proposal is unlikely to pass Congress.

Free childbirth or reduce cost of raising kids? Pro-life leaders mull proposal for Congress

Some pro-life leaders have called on Congress to make childbirth free for mothers, while others maintain addressing the financial burden of raising children will make greater impacts on saving lives from abortion.

Advocating for policies that help families care for their loved ones

Protecting workers Mental health access Unite for Life at the Capitol

Deacon laicized, ending investigation into fitness for ministry

A retired deacon temporarily removed from ministry in May 2022 after the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis received an allegation of offensive misconduct with a minor in the early 2000s requested that he be laicized, and the petition has been granted, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in a statement.

Why I am Catholic — Leigh Ann Greavu

One Light … many lamps.

Special Mass for World Day of the Sick will be celebrated at Oakdale parish Feb. 11

Pope St. John Paul II proposed the World Day of the Sick in 1985 and wanted it to be held on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, said registered nurse Dianne Johnson in an interview on the “Practicing Catholic” radio program, along with the chaplain of the health care-focused Curatio Apostolate.  

Lakeville parish seeks to raise awareness of human trafficking

When Flora Whitfield was 14, a man she’d met in Minneapolis took her out of state without her family’s knowledge.