Archive for June, 2015

Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resign; Catholics look to future of archdiocese

Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resign; Catholics look to future of archdiocese

| June 18, 2015

In confirming the resignations of his fellow bishops June 15, Bishop Andrew Cozzens pledged to work closely with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ new apostolic administrator “to bring our archdiocese into a new day so that the work of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which we have done here for almost 165 years, may continue.”

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Appointments – June 18, 2015

Appointments – June 18, 2015

| June 18, 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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‘For the Holy Church’

‘For the Holy Church’

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

At St. Mark, men’s and women’s religious communities focus on family

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Encyclical name inspired by St. Francis’ prayer

Encyclical name inspired by St. Francis’ prayer

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The name for Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato Si’” means “praised be” in medieval Latin and is taken from an introductory phrase repeated in St. Francis of Assisi’s famous prayer, “The Canticle of the Creatures.”

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Encyclical a hoped catalyst for conversation, change

Encyclical a hoped catalyst for conversation, change

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Long overdue but a potential catalyst for change is how Christopher Thompson characterized Pope Francis’ widely anticipated encyclical on the environment, which was to be released June 18.

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Archbishop Hebda eager to listen, learn as he takes charge of archdiocese

Archbishop Hebda eager to listen, learn as he takes charge of archdiocese

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is the first to admit he has a lot to learn about the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Getting ahead of the spin on the pope’s environmental encyclical

Getting ahead of the spin on the pope’s environmental encyclical

| John L. Allen Jr. - Crux/The Boston Globe | June 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

John L. Allen Jr., a well-respected Vatican journalist, spoke at the University of St. Thomas June 3 on the opening evening of a three-day conference on ecology.

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New apostolic administrator aims to be of service

New apostolic administrator aims to be of service

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 16, 2015

I am humbled by Pope Francis’ decision to appoint me to serve as apostolic administrator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. I am grateful for his confidence, and I look forward to working with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens and the leadership of the archdiocese. I pray that I will be able to be of some service to you, the priests and faithful of the archdiocese, as you prepare for the appointment of a new archbishop.

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El nuevo Administrador Apostólico desea servir a esta Iglesia local

El nuevo Administrador Apostólico desea servir a esta Iglesia local

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Siento mucha humildad por la decisión del Papa Francisco de nombrarme a servir como administrador apostólico de la Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis. Estoy agradecido por esta confianza y espero trabajar con el Obispo Auxiliar Andrew Cozzens y los líderes de la arquidiócesis. Ruego para que pueda ser capaz de brindarles un servicio a ustedes, a los sacerdotes y a los fieles de la arquidiócesis, mientras se preparan para el nombramiento de un nuevo arzobispo.

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Lone auxiliary: Bishops’ resignations ‘a painful process’ but ‘an opportunity for greater healing’

Lone auxiliary: Bishops’ resignations ‘a painful process’ but ‘an opportunity for greater healing’

| June 15, 2015 | 3 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens confirms appointment of Archbishop Bernard Hebda as apostolic administrator of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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New apostolic administrator brings wide pastoral experience to new role

New apostolic administrator brings wide pastoral experience to new role

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The archbishop appointed by Pope Francis to oversee the governance of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis until a new ordinary is named has an impressive background, a collaborative style of leadership and “is always looking to bring people into the conversation,” a spokesman told The Catholic Spirit.

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Q & A with ‘Mary in Mosaics’ artist

Q & A with ‘Mary in Mosaics’ artist

| June 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

Creating mosaics are a form of prayer for Kathy Mellin Grubbs, a St. Paul artist who shares about her devotion to Mary and how she incorporates her faith into her art.

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