Archive for September, 2010

St. Paul Seminary is home to 33 new seminarians

St. Paul Seminary is home to 33 new seminarians

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity this fall welcomes its largest enrollment in almost three decades. Thirty-three new seminarians are joining the seminary, bringing the total number of men studying for the priesthood to 92. The residence hall there is at full capacity, ac­cording to the seminary. The seminarians come from 14 dioceses in […]

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Msgr. John Sankovitz was longtime teacher

Msgr. John Sankovitz was longtime teacher

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Msgr. John Sankovitz, 87, died Aug. 29. He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Wisconsin and ordained a priest for the archdiocese on May 31, 1947. Msgr. Sankovitz was the only diocesan priest to teach at the St. Paul Semi­nary, University of St. Tho­mas and Nazareth Hall, where he was rector. He also served as […]

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Ten teams train to challenge youth to embrace their faith

Ten teams train to challenge youth to embrace their faith

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cate Bunnell and Maggie Vettel are among 110 members of National Evan­gelization Teams Min­is­tries who are completing training as retreat leaders.

Team members will be serving Catholic par­ishes throughout the country this year — in­cluding two in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Min­neapolis.

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Growing by leaps and baptisms

Growing by leaps and baptisms

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Six hundred Latinos are christened yearly at Incarnation church in Minneapolis.

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Mosque controversy: A case of ‘No Muslims need apply’?

Mosque controversy: A case of ‘No Muslims need apply’?

| September 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

The debate over whether or not to allow the construction of a mosque and Islamic cultural center near ground zero in New York has ignited heated discussion in recent weeks among a steady stream of politicians, talk show hosts and demonstrators both for and against the proposal.

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Spinning Stem Cell Fairy Tales

Spinning Stem Cell Fairy Tales

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | September 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Discussions about the morality of stem cell research often focus on the differences between adult stem cells and stem cells derived from embryos. The adult variety, such as those derived from bone marrow or umbilical cords, are already providing an impressive array of treatments and cures for sick people, while the embryonic kind are not. […]

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Archdiocese hires new director of development and stewardship

Archdiocese hires new director of development and stewardship

| September 2, 2010

Michael F. Halloran, executive director of The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Sacramento, has been chosen by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis following an extensive search to serve as its director of development and stewardship beginning Nov. 1. Halloran will be in charge of all fundraising, including the annual Catholic Services Appeal, […]

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