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Our Lady of Grace School donates desks to Ghana schools

Several Catholic schools in Ghana have newer desks and chairs for students and teachers after a shipment came from Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Edina.

Al Smith dinner features House Speaker as keynoter, Patricia Heaton as emcee

"Everyone looks great tonight," House Speaker Paul Ryan told the crowd of women in ballgowns and men in white tie and tails at the 72nd Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York Oct. 19.

Concert to benefit Venezuelan mission

Known for her clear, sweet-sounding voice and prayerful lyrics, Catholic singer Danielle Rose will perform a concert at St. Stephen in Anoka Nov. 4 in support of the Venezuela mission sponsored by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Good works are response to, not reason for God’s forgiveness, pope says

Christians are holy not because of their good works but because they recognize their sins before God and receive his forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

Geostorm

Mostly murky with a strong chance of boredom is the forecast for "Geostorm." Never, perhaps, has the potential wiping out of life on Earth seemed so ho-hum.

Rooting out sin

I recently watched a video prescribed by the USCCB for parents informing them about the dangers of pornography and cyberbullying. It opens up with a conversation between two mothers talking at the kitchen counter. One is looking for a recipe online for her friend. “That’s strange, my history is deleted,” she says ignorantly.

Money in his bank

My first job out of university was working as a teller in a bank. I was singing a lot on the weekends and working on my writing, but I needed a regular income, too. My mom had suggested I apply at a bank. She thought it might be useful for me to learn a bit more about how money works, and to that end — bless her heart — she was right.

Western-influenced 19th-century icons on display at Russian Museum of Art

“Russian Sacred Art: Connecting Heaven and Earth” opened at the museum Oct. 14. According to the museum’s description of the exhibition, 19th-century icons are the “least well known and appreciated” in Russia’s centuries-old icon tradition.

What is happening at Mass?

As many Catholics know, the Second Vatican Council famously referred to the liturgy as the “source and summit of the Christian life.” And following the prompts of the great figures of the liturgical movement in the first half of the twentieth century, the Council Fathers called for a fuller, more conscious, and more active participation in the liturgy on the part of Catholics.

The Snowman

Though it presents itself as a complex, thinking person's thriller, "The Snowman," director Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of Jo Nesbo's best-selling crime novel, is not above dabbling in penny-dreadful sensationalism.