Archive for January, 2016

Bidding window opens for chancery building

Bidding window opens for chancery building

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A U.S. bankruptcy court judge approved Jan. 28 the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ plan to enter into time-fixed bidding process for one of its properties after receiving an initial bid from a Minneapolis developer for $2.75 million.

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Annulment questions? Tribunal staff available Ash Wednesday

Annulment questions? Tribunal staff available Ash Wednesday

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

During and after Ash Wednesday Masses at the Cathedral of St. Paul, representatives from the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will be available for questions related to marriage annulments. It’s the ninth year the office has held the event, but it’s especially appropriate for the Year of Mercy, said Father Michael Johnson, the tribunal’s judicial vicar.

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Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

| Jessica Weinberger | January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, enrollment at Immaculate Conception School in the first-ring suburb of Columbia Heights was at a record low, and its future was unclear. Veteran educator and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parishioner Jane Bona joined a committee to help evaluate the viability of the school and walked away with a new title – principal.

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Ahead of session, coalition outlining school choice legislation

Ahead of session, coalition outlining school choice legislation

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leaders from Catholic and private schools in the Twin Cities area attended a Jan. 26 meeting at St. Pascal Baylon School in St. Paul to learn about a relatively new coalition and its efforts to win legislative approval for several school choice initiatives.

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Poor Clare sister, 102, was talented weaver, painter

Poor Clare sister, 102, was talented weaver, painter

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Feisty, tough and, oh, so tender, always quick to say, ‘I am sorry.’” That’s how Sister Beth Lynn described fellow Poor Clare Sister Anne Condon, who died Jan. 11 at Saint Therese of New Hope. She was 102.

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Shakopee school retires $100K debt

Shakopee school retires $100K debt

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It’s pretty exciting, it’s just a big step forward,” Father Erik Lundgren said. “We’re delighted that we can roll it out as part of Catholic Schools Week. The general message is we think we’re one of the finest schools in the Twin Cities and it’s going to get only better. The way I like to put it is I consider it [retiring the debt] the snowflake on top of the tip of the iceberg.”

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Blizzard brings blessing in disguise

Blizzard brings blessing in disguise

| January 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Archdiocese group spearheads roadside Mass, spreads pro-life message

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Pope to commission Cathedral rector ‘missionary of mercy’

Pope to commission Cathedral rector ‘missionary of mercy’

| January 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

Father John Ubel isn’t certain what specifically he will do as a Missionary of Mercy. He is aware that the designation will allow him to remit canonical penalties associated with certain serious sins, such as abortion. More than that, he thinks it will be a chance for him to make mercy more visible in the Church and from the pulpit.

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Stranded after blizzard, Twin Cities teens celebrate Mass along Pennsylvania Turnpike

Stranded after blizzard, Twin Cities teens celebrate Mass along Pennsylvania Turnpike

| January 23, 2016 | 10 Comments

The group was on its way back from Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., when the Blizzard of 2016 stranded their three buses along the side of the road with thousands of other travelers. Instead of burying themselves in their cell phones and complaining to their friends back home, they went to work on sculpting a snow altar and walking up and down the road inviting people in 10 to 15 other buses to attend a noon Mass Jan. 23.

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On Roe anniversary, thousands march for women and babies

On Roe anniversary, thousands march for women and babies

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The march commemorated the 58 million babies who’ve been aborted in the U.S. since the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand in Roe v. Wade 43 years ago.

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Digital Edition – January 21, 2016

Digital Edition – January 21, 2016

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic Services Appeal, Wine pilgrimage, March for Life, Healing after loss, Catholic Schools Week, Men in the church, Sinsinawa Dominicans, Sister Mary Mark Mahoney at 105, Totino-Grace Engineering Institute

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2016 Catholic Services Appeal

2016 Catholic Services Appeal

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Overview of this year’s appeal, Goals, Reasons to give, Why the CSA matters

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