Archive for February, 2015

Rector: Preserving, celebrating cathedral honors its legacy

Rector: Preserving, celebrating cathedral honors its legacy

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a child growing up in St. Paul, Father John Ubel recalls confusing the Cathedral of St. Paul with the Minnesota State Capitol. His mother would gently remind him that the cathedral had the green dome, and the Capitol was white. Decades later, he is rector of the cathedral — the dome of which has been restored to dark copper — as it celebrates 100 years since its first Mass in 1915.

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‘It is your home’

‘It is your home’

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

John McCormack was better suited than most to judge the countenance of Archbishop John Ireland 100 years ago on March 28 when thousands came to attend the first Mass at the informal opening of the fourth and current Cathedral of St. Paul.

As the McCormack of Clark & McCormack, the company that provided the granite for the cathedral, he would have had many opportunities to be with the St. Paul archbishop during the near decade of planning and construction of the “new cathedral” on the brow of what St. Paulites then called St. Anthony Hill.

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Hill-Murray School names new president

Hill-Murray School names new president

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jim Hansen, a 1973 graduate of Hill-Murray School in Maplewood, is its new president, the Hill-Murray board of trustees announced Feb. 25.

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Archdiocese addresses property values, Catholic Services Appeal in Reorganization hearing

Archdiocese addresses property values, Catholic Services Appeal in Reorganization hearing

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creditors of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and attorneys for victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse with claims against the archdiocese sought clarification in a meeting of creditors Feb. 24 on the archdiocese’s financial assets and operations as reported in its Jan. 16 filing for Reorganization under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy code and subsequent required filings.

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Cathedral an oasis for all seeking God’s presence

Cathedral an oasis for all seeking God’s presence

| February 26, 2015

My introduction to the Cathedral of St. Paul came by way of an invitation from two seminarians. In 2002, I was serving my first year as bishop of New Ulm. My two seminarians studying at St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul invited me up on a Sunday evening to attend a concert being held at the cathedral. I suggested that we have dinner prior to the event and so we did. However, our conversation ran over and by the time we reached the cathedral, only the back row was open. But that proved to be a huge advantage.

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La catedral un oasis para todos los que buscan a Dios

La catedral un oasis para todos los que buscan a Dios

| February 26, 2015

Mi presentación a la Catedral de St. Paul llegó a través de una invitación de dos seminaristas. En el 2002, yo estaba sirviendo mi primer año como obispo de New Ulm. Mis dos seminaristas que estudiaban en el seminario de San Juan Vianney en St. Paul, me invitaron un domingo por la noche para asistir a un concierto que se celebra en la Catedral. Sugerí que cenáramos antes del evento y así lo hicimos. Sin embargo, se nos fue el tiempo con nuestra conversación y cuando llegamos a la Catedral, sólo la fila de atrás estaba desocupada. Pero eso resultó ser una gran ventaja.

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Appointments – February 26, 2015

Appointments – February 26, 2015

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Women religious show by example how to age gracefully

Women religious show by example how to age gracefully

| Sarah Hinds | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

The lives of religious sisters not only offer an example of holy living, but also healthy aging, according to recent studies.

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Faith, love lead us to greater sacrifice

Faith, love lead us to greater sacrifice

| Deacon Arthur Roraff | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have a ritual I perform whenever a plane I’m on is about to land. I shut my eyes and say, “Lord, I am yours. I beg for your mercy for my sins and offer myself to you.”

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What’s the biblical basis for belief in purgatory?

What’s the biblical basis for belief in purgatory?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. So far as I know, the other Christian religions do not provide for a purgatory — only the Catholic Church — and I’m wondering where purgatory is mentioned either in the Bible or in Christ’s teachings.

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Action Alert – Chromosomal disorders, surrogacy

Action Alert – Chromosomal disorders, surrogacy

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Help families of babies with chromosomal disorders
Support a legislative commission on surrogacy

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Affordable housing in interest of common good

Affordable housing in interest of common good

| Ben Jones | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

This year, the Minnesota Catholic Conference has joined other organizations in supporting the Homes for All agenda currently before the Minnesota Legislature.

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