Archive for December, 2013

Two priests take leaves of absence while incidents reviewed

Two priests take leaves of absence while incidents reviewed

| December 29, 2013

Father Mark Wehmann and Father Joseph Gallatin have agreed to take leaves of absence from active ministry pending the conclusion of a review of incidents involving inappropriate conduct with minors.

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Ethical directives and the care of pregnant women in Catholic hospitals

Ethical directives and the care of pregnant women in Catholic hospitals

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

At the beginning of December, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a sweeping federal lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic hospitals, alleging that the Directives, with their prohibition against direct abortion, resulted in negligent care of a pregnant woman named Tamesha Means. Ms. Means’ water broke at 18 weeks, leading to infection of the amniotic membranes, followed by spontaneous labor and delivery of her child. The child lived only a few hours.

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Catholic Charities plans Dorothy Day Center expansion

Catholic Charities plans Dorothy Day Center expansion

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Dorothy Day Center announced plans Dec. 20 to build a larger shelter and a housing development as well as a connection center offering various services. It will also work to add permanent affordable housing in St. Paul.

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Statement Regarding Harry Walsh

Statement Regarding Harry Walsh

| December 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

A media report was published today regarding Harry Walsh, a former member of the Redemptorists religious order in Ireland, and a former priest who ministered in the Archdiocese of Detroit and who later moved to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Digital Edition – December 19, 2013

Digital Edition – December 19, 2013

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt steps aside from public ministry, Letter from Archbishop Nienstedt, A new bishop, Project Angel Tree, St. Vincent de Paul Thrift store in St. Paul, St. Gabriel House, Advent – Week 4, The Gospel of Joy

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A bishop after Mary’s own heart

A bishop after Mary’s own heart

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens
Special Section

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Foster brother finds refuge from abusive past

Foster brother finds refuge from abusive past

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

To say Sergei Thomas had a troubled life as a teenager would be an understatement.

The truth is, his home environment was a train wreck, with Thomas and his brother and sister victimized by a verbally and physically abusive stepfather.

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Sister leads the way for younger brother

Sister leads the way for younger brother

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Big sisters often push their younger siblings away, fighting for their independence and fending off attempts by a little brother to “tag along.”

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Bishop Cozzens: ‘Let us ask Mary to give us her heart’

Bishop Cozzens: ‘Let us ask Mary to give us her heart’

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens delivered the following remarks to the assembly at his episcopal ordination Mass Dec. 9 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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The making of a bishop

The making of a bishop

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A look back at Bishop Cozzens’ childhood and formation, in photos.

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Coat of arms shows devotion to Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Coat of arms shows devotion to Jesus, Mary and Joseph

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

An explanation of Bishop Andrew Cozzens’ coat of arms is from the worship aid used at his ordination Mass Dec. 9.

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Bishop will continue to be a friend of priestly fraternity

Bishop will continue to be a friend of priestly fraternity

| Susan Klemond | December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens helped found Companions of Christ, comprised of local priests and seminarians who support one another through fraternal sharing groups, prayer and fellowship.

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