Archive for March, 2016

Archbishop Hebda named archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Archbishop Hebda named archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Pittsburgh native called the archbishop appointment to St. Paul and Minneapolis a “shock,” because he never seriously entertained the idea of staying in Minnesota, he said, even though many in the archdiocese said they hoped he would.

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Archbishop: Holy Thursday announcement underscores Eucharist, service

Archbishop: Holy Thursday announcement underscores Eucharist, service

| March 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

On March 22, Archbishop Bernard Hebda received a call from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the papal nuncio to the United States, with the news that Pope Francis had appointed him archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Brooklyn Park priest on leave after questions raised about role in alleged abuse cover-up

Brooklyn Park priest on leave after questions raised about role in alleged abuse cover-up

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The pastor of St. Gerard in Brooklyn Park was placed on a temporary leave of absence March 22 by his Franciscan superior because of unresolved questions regarding his role in supervising a Franciscan brother accused of sexually abusing minors in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Minnesota bishops talk about priority issues with governor, legislators

Minnesota bishops talk about priority issues with governor, legislators

| Reprinted with permission from the St. Cloud Visitor | March 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

For Minnesota’s bishops, a recent day of meetings with Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators in St. Paul was an opportunity to build relationships and discuss the church’s public policy priorities.

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MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The bill will undoubtedly come back,” said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director. “It’s important that people educate themselves about the pitfalls of the bill and the flaws of the bill that really make it a risky, dangerous and complicated proposition. Once . . . the barbiturates are prescribed, there’s no oversight as to what happens next. The bill is not about compassionate care; it’s about allowing someone to get a vial of pills and go home to die, potentially alone.”

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Indians shed tears, share stories as Kolkata honors Mother Teresa

Indians shed tears, share stories as Kolkata honors Mother Teresa

| Saadia Azim | March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

With folded hands, Margeret Rose stood praying near Blessed Teresa’s statue near the entrance of the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity.

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Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Pope Francis says, a good Catholic meddles in politics. We’re called to be good citizens not just of the next life as Catholics, but good citizens of this life. We’re called to try to bring about what’s going to serve the good of the person, the dignity of the person.

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Digital Edition: March 17, 2016

Digital Edition: March 17, 2016

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Entering into Holy Week, 24 Hours for the Lord, Sr. Mary Madonna Ashton honored, Medical miracle, DeLaSalle 5-peat

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After investigation, Roseville priest returns to ministry

After investigation, Roseville priest returns to ministry

| March 17, 2016 | 4 Comments

Father Robert Fitzpatrick has been reinstated to public ministry after an abuse claim made against him was found unsubstantiated, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced March 17.

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Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local supporters of Women Speak for Themselves, a national religious liberty organization led by Helen Alvaré, is participating in a national service day at the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence in St. Paul March 23.

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Appointments: March 17, 2016

Appointments: March 17, 2016

| March 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, has announced the following appointment in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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Learn how to live the paschal mysteries with Jesus

Learn how to live the paschal mysteries with Jesus

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 17, 2016

We are approaching the holiest time of our Church year in the celebration of Easter. Through the celebration of the sacred Triduum we will be invited to enter with Jesus into the mystery of his death and resurrection. The liturgies of the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, the Good Friday commemoration of the Lord’s Passion and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday are the three holiest liturgies of the year. The whole Church is invited to make those three days a kind of sacred retreat where we prayerfully meditate in our hearts on all that the Lord Jesus did for our salvation.

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