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  • ACLU calls for St. Paul to drop charges against Interstate 94 protesters

    07/12/2016 6:22:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 76 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 7/12/16 | Tory Cooney
    ACLU of Minnesota wants St. Paul to drop all charges against 46 people who shut down Interstate 94 Saturday night during a protest of Philando Castile’s death. Mayor Chris Coleman characterized the demonstration as a riot after it turned violent, leaving 21 officers injured. “These charges appear to be based on the actions of what most parties, including a St. Paul police spokesperson, agree were outside agitators,” said ACLU Minnesota’s executive director, Charles Samuelson, in a written statement Tuesday
  • CHAOS IN ST. PAUL=> POLICE INJURED After #BlackLivesMatter Attacks Cops With Rocks, Rebar, Bottles,

    07/10/2016 6:17:53 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 97 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/10/2016
    Several police officers have been injured by Black Lives Matter protesters who took over the I-94 freeway in St. Paul, Minnesota Saturday night over the deadly police shooting of Philando Castile, attacking police officers who tried to clear the road by throwing chunks of concrete, rebar, rocks, bottles, fireworks and Molotov Cocktails. The attacks have gone on for three hours. Pictures at link.
  • St. Paul seeks equity [in public schools], finds chaos

    03/23/2016 5:53:54 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Linking and Thinking on Education ^ | March 23, 2016 | Joanne Jacobs
    Some St. Paul public schools are unsafe for students and teachers, writes Katherine Kersten, a senior policy fellow at the Center for the American Experiment, in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. A Central High teacher was “choked and body-slammed by a student and hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury,” while another teacher was knocked down and suffered a concussion while trying to stop a fight between fifth-grade girls. There have been six high school riots or brawls this school year. Hoping to close the racial suspension gap, the district has spent millions of dollars on “white privilege” and “cultural competency” training for...
  • Mall of America seeks to stop Black Lives Matter protest

    12/21/2015 9:34:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2015 12:14 PM EST | Kyle Potter
    Black Lives Matter protesters vowed Monday to press on with their plan to demonstrate at the Mall of America on the busy shopping day before Christmas Eve, despite the mall's efforts to stop them. The mall requested a temporary restraining order barring the group from staging its protest Wednesday over the police killing of a black man last month. It is hoping to prevent the type of disruption that thousands of protesters caused last year, when stores had to temporarily close and dozens of people were arrested. [...] Those behind this year's planned protest at the Mall of America want...
  • Ted Cruz’s New Data Strategy: Here Comes Santa Claus

    12/18/2015 9:03:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 18, 2015 | Matt Flegenheimer
    ST. PAUL — The Cruz campaign is making a list. As attendees packed a reception hall in Minnesota on the first night of Senator Ted Cruz’s seven-day, 12-city tour, they were greeted by an uncommon supporter: a costumed Santa Claus, posing with children and more than a few adults beside a fireplace.
  • St. Paul City Council votes to condemn Trump's message, but not to ban him

    12/16/2015 6:30:15 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/16/15 | James Walsh
    Donald Trump wasn't banned from the city of St. Paul. City Council Member Dai Thao and his colleagues acknowledged Wednesday that they cannot do that, even if they don't like what he has to say about immigrants, refugees and Muslims. But, by a 6-1 vote, the council told the outspoken presidential candidate who leads the Republican field that they "condemn" his "anti-Muslim, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant speech." Council Member Dan Bostrom was the lone member to vote against the resolution, saying that while he may not like what Trump says, he would not try to limit his right to say it....
  • St. Paul Could Declare Donald Trump to be 'Unwelcome' in City Limits

    12/11/2015 5:12:32 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 40 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/11/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    The St. Paul City Council will vote next week on a resolution that condemns "anti-Muslim and anti-immigration speech" from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The resolution, sponsored by council member Dai Thao, is on the agenda for next Wednesday, Dec. 16. In the document, Thao says that the city has a rich history of accepting immigrants and refugees and strives to be the "most livable" city in America for all people. He said the "anti-Muslim and anti-immigration speech" from Trump conflicts with the values of the city of St. Paul, and he wants the city to officially condemn it. The...
  • Black Lives Matter leader plans to run for Minnesota House seat

    11/28/2015 4:27:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Bring Me The News ^ | November 28, 2015 | Kevyn Burger
    The leader of Black Lives Matter St. Paul kicked off his campaign for a seat in the state Legislature, challenging the only black member of the Minnesota House for her seat. The Pioneer Press reports that Rashad Turner, 30, a lifelong St. Paul resident, will challenge Rep. Rena Moran next year. The DFL incumbent is in her third term representing Frogtown, Midway, Summit-University, and portions of the North End and Cathedral Hill in St Paul. The Star Tribune’s story said that Turner indicated that he thought not enough progress has been made in St. Paul’s communities of color during Rep....
  • Satanists seek to ally with U.S. Muslims after Paris terror

    11/19/2015 6:05:58 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 19 Nov 15 | Douglas Ernst
    The Satanic Temple has a message for alienated U.S. Muslims: Let’s be friends. American satanists who recently tried to install a bronze Baphomet statue near a Ten Commandments monument in Oklahoma now want to ally with alienated Muslims. The organization’s offer comes less than one week after Islamic terror attacks in Paris, France, killed 129 and injured more than 350. “If there is anyone in the San Jose region who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home out of fear for some kind of backlash, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would be glad to escort...
  • 'Pigs in a Blanket' Chant at Black Lives Matter Protest Riles Police

    08/31/2015 2:40:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/31/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A chant heard Saturday at the Black Lives Matter protest outside of the Minnesota State Fair has police outraged. Protesters were captured on camera yelling "pigs in a blanket, fry 'em like bacon" during the march in St. Paul. The chant was viewed by some law enforcement members as targeting police officers. St. Paul Police Federation President Dave Titus said in a Facebook post that the chant promotes death to cops. He scolded the public officials who praised the march and the St. Paul Police Department’s response, saying, “Any city official claiming this march was a success or a positive...
  • In their universe, a costly train is success

    06/03/2015 6:39:35 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-3-15 | Joe Soucheray
    The political class -- they build themselves new office buildings and such -- live in a different universe from the rest of us, and the rest of us are getting routinely pickpocketed. No greater proof of this truth exists than the remarks of St. Paul's own City Council Member Dave Thune last week after Metro Transit released the financial figures for the first six months of the Green Line. Passengers boarding the Green Line from its debut in June, 2014 through the end of the year paid $6.21 million into the farebox, or about 35.8 percent of what it costs...
  • Teachers complain, chaos reigns as St. Paul schools spend millions on ‘white privilege’ training

    06/02/2015 8:38:35 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 31 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation ^ | June 2, 2015 | STEVE GUNN
    ST. PAUL, Minn. – Have the taxpayers of St. Paul spent nearly $3 million over the past five years to bring chaos and danger to their schools and students? Apparently so. In 2010, the St. Paul school district began a contractual relationship with the Pacific Educational Group, a San Francisco-based organization that tries to help public schools deal with achievement and disciplinary issues involving black students. PEG packages and sells the concept of victimization, for a very high price. It claims that the American education system is built around white culture, tradition and social norms – aka “white privilege” –...
  • Mysterious low-flying plane over Twin Cities raises questions of surveillance

    05/29/2015 9:07:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 33 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 5-29-15 | Matt McKinney and John Reinan
    Aviation buff John Zimmerman was at a weekly gathering of neighbors Friday night when he noticed something peculiar: a small plane circling a route overhead that didnÂ’t make sense to him. It was dark, so a sightseeing flight didnÂ’t make sense, and when Zimmerman pulled up more information on an aviation phone app he routinely checks, he had immediate concerns. The planeÂ’s flight path, recorded by the website flightradar24.com, would eventually show that it circled downtown Minneapolis, the Mall of America and Southdale Center at low altitude for hours starting at 10:30 p.m., slipping off radar just after 3 a.m....
  • Green Line's $6.21M in 2014 fares pay 35.8 percent of expenses

    05/29/2015 6:16:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-28-15 | Fredrick Melo
    While Metro Transit's Green Line isn't exactly paying for itself through passenger fares, it's doing a better job than most other Minnesota public transit options. Passengers boarding the state's second light-rail line from its debut in June through the end of 2014 paid $6.21 million into the fare box, or about 35.8 percent of what it costs to operate the 11-mile route. "I think 35 percent is a really good percentage," said St. Paul City Council member Dave Thune. "I love it. I think it has been a success. The kind of traffic it's seeing, going from one end of...
  • What Does the Arrest of St. Paul at Philippi Teach a Sometimes-Timid Church?

    05/12/2015 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-12-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does the Arrest of St. Paul at Philippi Teach a Sometimes-Timid Church? By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn daily Mass we are following the missionary journeys of St. Paul. Yesterday we heard of his going over to Macedonia and of the baptism of the first “European” converts: Lydia of Thyatira and her family.Unfortunately, in today’s reading (Tuesday of the 6th Week of Easter) important lines are cut out that describe why Sts. Paul and Silas were in jail. The whole story serves as a metaphor for the radical nature of true Christianity and explains why it so perturbs many in this world....
  • On V-E Day, St. Paul prayed, and the bars stayed open

    05/08/2015 5:53:45 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-8-15 | Richard Chin
    When the guns finally fell silent in Europe 70 years ago today, St. Paul prayed and drank. It was called V-E Day -- Victory in Europe -- when Nazi leaders still alive in Germany agreed to unconditional surrender ending World War II on the European continent. In St. Paul, it was celebrated with a prayer service at the Municipal Auditorium attended by 6,000 people. "The audience ranged from fur-draped women to women in defense plant coveralls and bandannas, and from white-collared business executives to work-stained garage mechanics," according to the St. Paul Dispatch. The city's churches also were packed, as...
  • Counsel the Doubtful – A Meditation on the Third Spiritual Work of Mercy

    05/06/2015 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-05-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Counsel the Doubtful – A Meditation on the Third Spiritual Work of Mercy By: Msgr. Charles PopeAt first glance, counseling the doubtful may seem rather similar to instructing the ignorant. However, teaching has learning as its goal while counseling aims to assist with decisions. Certainly giving counsel often includes some aspects of teaching, such as providing information and perspective, but its primary purpose is to assist a person in coming to a decision. This distinction is contained in the root meanings of the words “counsel” and “doubtful.”The English word “counsel” comes from the Latin consilium (con (with) + silium (a decision)). So to...
  • Eyes That Are Humble – A Meditation on the Humbling Thorn of St. Paul

    04/28/2015 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-17-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Eyes That Are Humble – A Meditation on the Humbling Thorn of St. Paul By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe story of St. Paul’s conversion is well known and we read it last week in daily Mass. But there is a detail that I have often pondered which, though speculative, ought not be overlooked. Indeed, even my choice of the words “speculative” and “overlooked” (both of which refer to the eyes) indicate that we ought to give an eye (i.e., a look) to St. Paul’s eyes.As you probably recall, St. Paul was not just struck down on the road to Damascus, he was...
  • Come Lord Jesus! A Meditation on the Stunning Glory of Being Gathered to Christ on the Last Day

    12/10/2014 8:12:57 AM PST · by Salvation · 39 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-09-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Come Lord Jesus! A Meditation on the Stunning Glory of Being Gathered to Christ on the Last Day By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn Advent, as we continue to meditate on the Parousia (the magnificent Second Coming of the Lord), we do well to allow our imaginations to be engaged in contemplating the glory that awaits those who are faithful, to meditate on the joy and ecstasy of the culmination of all things!Though we have soberly meditated on the need to be ready and on the great danger that many who are not serious may be lost, for those who ARE ready, what glories...
  • Major media and scholars side with Taya Kyle against Jesse Ventura

    03/10/2015 7:40:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 3/10/15 | Randy Furst
    Heavy hitters in U.S. media joined prominent First Amendment scholars to file two amicus briefs challenging last summer’s jury verdict that favored former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his defamation trial in St. Paul. The friend-of-the-court media brief, filed with the 8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals, characterizes the $1.3 million jury award to Ventura as unprecedented, with no basis in common law. The scholars’ filing faults U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle’s instructions to the jury. The briefs support Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling memoir “American Sniper.” Ventura’s lawyers convinced the jury in a 10-2...
  • Fears and cheers follow Target's plan to lay off 'several thousand' at headquarters

    03/05/2015 6:17:40 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 46 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-5-15 | tom webb
    Some senior buyers are already gone. Vice presidents, too. But for 13,000 other Target Corp. employees in Minnesota, there's fear that the bull's-eye is on their backs. Target jolted the Twin Cities on Tuesday when it said "several thousand" corporate staffers will be laid off in a cost-cutting move. Executives didn't say who, when or where -- although the buzz is the ax will swing freely next week. Since the news broke, reaction to Target's $2 billion cost-savings plan has been split, especially by street. On Wall Street, analysts mostly liked the plan. Target stock touched an all-time high Wednesday...
  • Was the Apostle Paul a Misogynist?

    02/27/2015 7:50:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2015 | Richard D. Land
    In the modern world many people rather casually assume, or assert, that the Apostle Paul was a misogynist based upon his teachings concerning the differing roles of men and women in the church and in marriage in the early church. What such critics fail to realize is that they are reading the Apostle Paul through the lens of a 21st century perspective, rather than the 1st century world to which Paul wrote originally. In the first century A.D., women were considered their husband's property, not their partner, and they had very few rights or protections. In that first century context,...
  • Somali American Appointed to Metropolitan Airport Commission Board

    02/16/2015 7:49:20 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/16/15 | Todd Wilson
    Ibrahim Mohamed has worked at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for almost 11 years. Within that time, his jobs have ranged from cabinet-maker, to ticket-verifier to, currently, a cart driver. "Absolutely, I do enjoy my job that's why I stay on it still," he said. But now Mohamed faces a new and daunting challenge. He's been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the 14-member Metropolitan Airports Commission. He will be the only current airport employee. Mohamed's appointment is also historic and has not gone unnoticed. "His appointment is welcomed by the community but it also shows that it's long overdue,"...
  • “And no small tempest lay on us …” The Story of a Storm That St. Paul Endured and What...

    01/05/2015 6:31:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-04-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “And no small tempest lay on us …” – The Story of a Storm That St. Paul Endured and What It Has to Teach Us About SinBy: Msgr. Charles PopeIt is an interesting fact that St. Luke devotes and entire Chapter of Acts (27) describing a storm at sea that St. Paul endured. The level of detail is high and thus we are signaled that such details are important. The Holy Spirit has something to teach of here of how we get into trouble, and how we can get out.Storms in life often come to us out of our...
  • Truck Stuck in Tree Near Portland a Mystery to Investigators

    04/28/2013 8:58:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    King5 ^ | April 28, 2013 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Crews found a pickup truck stuck in a tree almost ten feet off the ground Sunday morning near Sherwood. Firefighters used thermal imaging to scan the truck at Highway 99 and Middleton Road and found it was empty. The details of how the truck got into the tree are a mystery to investigators. They were first alerted to the tree at 7:30 a.m. and called area hospitals, but no trauma patients came in overnight. PGE was at the scene due to safety concerns over power lines near the tree.
  • Feds Spend $499,880 to Teach Doctors How to Talk to Fat Kids

    01/17/2015 12:12:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A new project from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is using computer simulated training sessions to teach doctors in Minnesota how to talk to fat kids.The nearly $500,000 study using “virtual role play” to coach doctors is the latest attempt by the federal government to combat obesity.“Obesity in the United States is at historically high levels and is an important health problem,” the grant for the project states. “Interventions targeting children are a high priority because children bear the greatest lifetime health risk from overweight and obesity.”“Health professionals in primary care settings are influential in the lives of families,”...
  • Crocus Hill neighbors split on plan to raze 1902 home

    01/13/2015 8:04:41 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-13-15 | Frederick Melo
    The house at 27 Crocus Place is listed on property tax statements for $1.06 million, but neighbors consider it priceless. Built in 1902, the yellow, two-story Victorian sits on a bluff, overlooking Pleasant Avenue and Interstate 35E. In November, trial attorney Fred Pritzker and his wife, Renee, bought the 4,200-square-foot home from his brother and sister-in-law with a singular goal: to tear it down and replace it with one that is more accessible to the disabled. At 64, Pritzker said he is slowly losing function on the left side of his body; at some point soon, he'll need a walker...
  • Overcoming Life’s Storms: A Teaching From St. Paul to Some Storm-weary Souls

    01/06/2015 7:54:34 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-05-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Overcoming Life’s Storms: A Teaching From St. Paul to Some Storm-weary Souls By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn the midst of a great storm in Acts 27, St. Paul finds himself among desperate and defeated people. Though the storm is from nature, their problems are of their own doing and are rooted in a foolish refusal to listen to either natural warnings or God. All of this foolishness was described in yesterday’s post. Is there a way out of their situation? With God there is, but only with God and only by turning to Him in obedient faith. As long as we live,...
  • Pearl Harbor survivor brings Vikings fans to their feet

    12/08/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-7-14 | Brian Murphy
    Richard Thill survived Pearl Harbor and waited 73 years for an ovation many of his comrades would never hear. So a stubbornly long New York Jets drive and icy wind at TCF Bank Stadium could not ruin his moment. The Vikings salute military veterans during the first television timeout of the second quarter each home game. Thill was a special honoree Sunday, Dec. 7 -- a solemn anniversary in U.S. history, one he hopes never fades from memory. The 91-year-old St. Paul native was introduced with a video tribute that included an interview and familiar black-and-white newsreels that showed the...
  • St. Paul school sued after sixth-grader banned from handing out anti-abortion fliers

    04/27/2013 8:25:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 4-26-13 | Mila Koumpilova
    A parent at St. Paul's Nova Classical Academy alleges the charter school violated his sixth-grade daughter's right to free speech when administrators prohibited her from passing out anti-abortion fliers. The parent, Nicholas Zinos of St. Paul, has sued the school in federal court on behalf of the girl. Nova policy requires administrator approval before students hand out or post materials at school, the lawsuit states. In a letter to Zinos, the school's top administrator said the school has come to limit political, religious and controversial speech to its high school students in response to parental concerns. The lawsuit alleges the...
  • St. Paul superintendent apologizes for Ferguson tweet

    11/25/2014 3:30:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-25-14 | josh verges
    The St. Paul Public Schools superintendent apologized Tuesday for a Twitter comment on the Ferguson, Mo. shooting that sparked a flurry of reaction, most of it negative. Authorities announced Monday that a grand jury decided against indicting white police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man. Soon after the announcement, Superintendent Valeria Silva tweeted, "No indictment for officer Wilson! Very sad day in America. How do I explain this to my black students?" Silva later deleted the tweet and clarified her intent. But her remark offended many, including some who agreed with the grand...
  • Why Did Paul Get Arrested at Philippi, and What Can a Sometimes Timid Church Learn From It?

    11/04/2014 7:21:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-04-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Did Paul Get Arrested at Philippi, and What Can a Sometimes Timid Church Learn From It? By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a story of St. Paul’s arrest, beating, and imprisonment at Philippi that serves as a kind of metaphor for the radical nature of true Christianity and why it so perturbs many in this world. The Christian faith, its message, and the transformation it can effect can be very unsettling to a world that figuratively and literally “banks on” sin. Let’s consider this lesser- known story of Paul and see what it ought to mean for us if we take the Christian...
  • St. Paul police to release surveillance video of skyway arrest

    09/10/2014 5:30:11 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-10-14 | Mara H. Gottfried
    St. Paul police plan to release skyway surveillance videos Wednesday related to the controversial arrest of 28-year-old Chris Lollie earlier this year. Lollie, of St. Paul, recorded his interaction with police officers on Jan. 31 and posted the cellphone video to YouTube on Aug. 26. The video, which Lollie titled "Black man taken to jail for sitting in public area," has been viewed more than 1.2 million times. The video goes dark after about 2 minutes, when Lollie said an officer put his cellphone on a ledge, but the audio continued.
  • First female Somali police liaison in city inspires criticism and praise

    09/10/2014 5:06:37 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-9-14 | John M. Glionna
    At 22, Kadra Mohamed is a civilian employee of the police department, a community liaison officer making a courtesy call to a merchant, a time-tested neighborhood policing method. Still, this visit -- and many she makes -- breaks new ground. In March, the St. Paul Police Department hired Mohamed, its first female Somali community liaison officer, a move designed to improve the sometimes tense relations with 80,000 Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities -- more than half of them in St. Paul -- the nation's largest Somali community. Each time she wears her crisp blue police department uniform with its thick...
  • With no warning, low-flying copters buzz St. Paul, Minneapolis

    08/19/2014 1:07:46 PM PDT · by DManA · 75 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8/19/14 | Tad Vezner
    With no warning for residents, military helicopters flew low Monday evening over St. Paul and Minneapolis in a federal training exercise, about which officials released almost no information. The exercise -- reportedly involving U.S. Navy Seals with Army pilots, engaging in rappelling exercises in an urban setting -- began just before 8 p.m. and was scheduled to last until midnight. The St. Paul police watch commander initially had no information on the exercise. He was later informed that it was a training exercise involving Homeland Security and local law enforcement. . . . Many downtown residents said they were shocked...
  • Home values rising on St. Paul's East Side. So will taxes.

    08/17/2014 11:31:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-17-14 | Freddy Milo
    On St. Paul's East Side, homeowners in the 1900 block of Hawthorne Avenue are in line for property tax increases of 40 percent or more -- an additional $430 on their tax bills. Property owners along the 700 block of Summit Avenue will see just as much in savings. The city's middle-class property owners will feel the biggest bite in their wallet come tax time, and nowhere more so than on the city's East Side. After years of mild tax breaks, the owners of median-value homes in St. Paul likely will do a double-take when "Truth in Taxation" statements arrive...
  • Five Facts of Faith from the Life of St. Peter – A Homily for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

    06/29/2014 1:58:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/28/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Today’s Feast of Saints Peter and Paul honors two fundamental pillars of the early Church. While all the Apostles form the foundation, Peter and Paul stand out very profoundly in terms of influence and work. And while some have wished to suggest division between them, the Church insists that they must been seen together; hence their feast is set forth in this way.Indeed, those who see division between them base it on only one text from Galatians (2:11) wherein St. Paul withstood Peter so as to correct him. Peter had taught rightly concerning the inclusion of the Gentiles but, at...
  • Closed Church gets New Life as Islamic Center (Yes, that's the headline)

    06/29/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 37 replies
    Winona Daily News (Minnesota) ^ | June 29, 2014 | AP Staffer
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the oldest Catholic churches in St. Paul had to close down because of a dwindling congregation, but it's been given new life as an Islamic community center. The Church of St. John parish, built in 1886, closed in 2013. It reopened Friday as the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (http://bit.ly/1z0o5In ). "There are a lot of East Africans in the area, and we want to give them a place to worship, a place to be educated, a community space," center spokesman Feisal M. Elmi said. The former church held...
  • "St. Peter and St. Paul: Losing Their Lives for Jesus' Sake" (Sermon on Matthew 10:38-39)

    06/28/2014 10:44:12 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | June 29, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “St. Peter and St. Paul: Losing Their Lives for Jesus’ Sake” (Matthew 10:38-39)Today is the Third Sunday after Pentecost, but it is also June 29. And June 29 is the day in the church year for observing the Festival of St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles. So that is what we are doing today. We just sang the hymn “By All Your Saints in Warfare” with the stanza for St. Peter and St. Paul. We heard lessons from Acts, 2 Timothy, and the Gospel of John that prominently feature Peter and Paul. We used those readings in place of the...
  • Did Paul invent or hijack Christianity?

    06/24/2014 2:13:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1,306 replies
    Madison Ruppert ^ | 06/24/2014
    Recently, a friend emailed me with a very common claim, namely, that, “Paul hijacked Christianity with no personal connection with Jesus and filled his letters with personal opinions.” This could be rephrased in the more common claim: Paul invented Christianity.This claim is especially common among Muslim apologists who use it in an attempt to explain why the Qur’an simultaneously affirms Jesus as a true prophet while also contradicting the Bible at every major point. However, since my friend is not a Muslim and is not coming at the issue from that angle, I will just deal with the question more...
  • Report:Mexican Drug Cartel Hired MS-13 to Kidnap & Torture 2 Minnesota Teens

    05/08/2014 4:47:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | May 8, 2014 | Staff
    One of the roughest Mexican drug cartels has allegedly been hiring a ruthless American gang to kidnap and torture those who cross the cartel inside the United States. The Sinaloa cartel reportedly hired MS-13 gang members to fly from Los Angeles, Calif., to St. Paul, Minn., to find the people who stole 30 pounds of meth and $200,000 from a stash house. Police say three MS-13 gang members kidnapped two teens who they believed stole the meth and cash. Then they tied them up and tortured them, even cutting one victim’s pinky with a scissor. The teens were eventually let...
  • School forces half-naked, sopping wet student to stand outside, frostbite results

    03/04/2014 7:21:17 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2014 | Robby Soave
    <p>A Minnesota public high school was so committed to obeying its fire drill policy to the exact letter of the law that it forced a female student–dressed only in a swimsuit, and sopping wet–to stand outside in the freezing cold for ten minutes. As a result, she suffered frostbite.</p>
  • Is the Founder of the Christian Religion Paul of Tarsus or Jesus of Nazareth?

    02/24/2014 2:10:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Evidence for God ^ | 02/24/2014 | Rich Deem
    Many skeptics assert that Paul of Tarsus (the apostle Paul) hijacked the early Christian religion, changing the theology from what Jesus originally taught. Usually offered as proof for this claim are the doctrines found in Paul's great theological work, his letter to the Romans. Without a doubt, the book of Romans contains the most complete exposition of orthodox Christian doctrines. Are these doctrines contrary to what Jesus taught? Do they conflict with the teachings of the Old Testament from which they were purportedly derived? If Paul really "invented" Christianity, then one would expect that his teachings would be different from...
  • MARCH (FOR LIFE) LEADERS CAN THANK THE UNABORTED BISHOP

    01/17/2014 2:40:17 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 17, 2014 | Tom Hoopes
    This year, Benedictine College will be leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C., thanks to a mother who refused to abort a bishop.My favorite argument against abortion is the George Bailey argument. Bailey is the character in It’s a Wonderful Life who gets a glimpse of what the world would be like if he never existed.What George Baileys are we missing because of abortion? What kind of world would we have if they had lived?One near miss: The Ravens Respect Life group leading the March for Life this year would have gotten aborted away, if one doctor had his...
  • Five Steps to Better Mental Health – According to St. Paul

    07/06/2012 1:17:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 5, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We tend in modern times to link our notions of happiness and inner well-being to circumstances and happenstance. And thus happiness will be found when the things of this world are arranged in the way and quantity we like. If we just get enough money and creature comforts, we will be happy and have a better sense of mental well being.And yet, it remains true that many can endure difficult external circumstances and yet remain inwardly content, happy and optimistic. Further, many who have much are still not content and are beset with great mental anguish, anxiety and unhappiness. Ultimately...
  • Your life is not about you

    06/22/2012 3:25:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | June 21, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I was meditating on John 11, for personal Bible Study earlier today. It is the story of the raising of Lazarus. And I was struck by the following lines:[Martha and Mary] sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.” When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. Therefore, when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days…..[Later. Jesus] told [his disciples] plainly, “Lazarus...
  • What St. Paul’s example as both believer and Bishop can teach us about authority

    10/11/2012 1:41:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 10, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the readings for daily Mass the past few days we have been reviewing the faith journey of St. Paul who describes his personal history and also his authority in the second chapter of the Letter to the Galatians. The story is interesting for three reasons. It can help correct notions that some have of PaulÂ’s rapid assent to the office of apostle (Bishop) and affirm that he was not a lone-ranger apostle. He was a man who was formed in the community of the Church for some length of time, and did not go on Mission until he was...
  • Why Did Paul Get Arrested at Philippi and What Should We Learn From It? [Ecumenical]

    11/03/2011 3:15:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 2, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    There is a story of St. Paul’s arrest, beating and imprisonment at Philippi that serves as a kind of paradigm for the radicality of true Christianity and why it so perturbs many in this world. For, of itself the Christian faith, its message and the transformation it can effect, is very unsettling for a world that quite literally and figuratively banks on sin. Lets consider this lesser known story of Paul and see what it ought to mean for us, if we take the Christian faith seriously and do not try to “tame” it.Philippi was the first “European” city that...
  • Love is as Loves Does: A Meditation on the Litany of Love In St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians

    02/05/2013 2:38:22 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 4, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In his great treatise on the Theological Virtue of Love, St. Paul sets forth a kind of symphony in three movements. In yesterday’s post we saw the first movement, wherein he teaches on the primacy and prerequisite of love to inform other virtues, lest they lack either a proper balance or proper object. Indeed, without love many of our excellencies, good though they are can become detached, disordered, and even dangerous.Today is set forth the second movement wherein St. Paul and the Holy Spirit describe love in a litany-like manner. The litany is both memorable and vivid.MOVEMENT II. The PORTRAIT...
  • Love Perfects and Completes All: The Conclusion of St. Paul’s Great Treatise on Love

    02/06/2013 2:03:49 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 5, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the great treatise on Love of 1 Corinthians 13, St. Paul sets forth a symphony of sorts in three movements, wherein he describes the Theological Virtue of Love. Over the past two days we looked at the first two movements:Movement I – The PRIMACY and PREREQUISITE of LoveMovement II – The PORTRAIT and POWER of Love today we conclude withMovement III – The PERFECTION and PERMANENCE of LoveThe text says,Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially...