Archive for May, 2016

Boys, girls make Year of Mercy pilgrimage to monasteries in Minnesota

Boys, girls make Year of Mercy pilgrimage to monasteries in Minnesota

| Kristi Anderson and Dianne Towalski | May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The idea of a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy took Benedictine Sister Lisa Kittock by storm.

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Chaplain’s duty is to bury the dead, but he also ministers to the living

Chaplain’s duty is to bury the dead, but he also ministers to the living

On a chilly February afternoon in Arlington National Cemetery, Father Joseph Brankatelli walked alone before a horse-drawn caisson bearing the remains of World War II veteran Robert Andre.

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Archdiocese gets nine new priests

Archdiocese gets nine new priests

| Susan Klemond | May 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Drawing from Pope Francis’ teaching, the archbishop challenged the ordinands to leave their offices and “go out to the peripheries” with their flocks to experience God’s mercy.

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MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

MCC: Surrogacy commission, drug sentencing reform among legislative wins

| May 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Bipartisan cooperation led to the passage of several pieces of MCC-backed legislation, including one establishing a surrogacy commission, which the MCC listed as a top priority at the beginning of the session.

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In Reorganization plan, archdiocese offers $65 million for abuse victim remuneration

In Reorganization plan, archdiocese offers $65 million for abuse victim remuneration

| May 26, 2016 | 4 Comments

“We welcome the scrutiny of the court and all others involved,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said of the plan at a May 24 press conference. “We believe it will show our commitment to a fair, just and timely resolution of all the claims made against us, especially for those who have been hurt by people in the Church.”

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Upon Child Victims Act expiration, bishops promise to protect kids, restore relationships

Upon Child Victims Act expiration, bishops promise to protect kids, restore relationships

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a statement released May 25, the last day victims of past child sex abuse could file a civil claim under Minnesota’s Child Victims Act, the state’s Catholic bishops acknowledged the “painful reality of sexual abuse” that has come to the forefront during the last three years and promised not to be silent when an allegation of sexual abuse is made against a clergy member or someone else in the Church.

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Digital Edition – May 26, 2016

Digital Edition – May 26, 2016

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A celebration of the installation of Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda

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Nine men prepare to be ordained priests

Nine men prepare to be ordained priests

| May 25, 2016 | 2 Comments

Nine men are scheduled to be ordained priests by Archbishop Bernard Hebda at a 10 a.m. Mass May 28 at the Cathedral of St. Paul. It will be the first time Archbishop will ordain priests in the archdiocese.

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Pope calls for prayers for Syria, children gone missing around world

Pope calls for prayers for Syria, children gone missing around world

| Carol Glatz | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It is the duty of everyone to protect children, most of all those exposed to a high risk of exploitation, trafficking and deviant behaviors,” the pope said.

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Archbishop: ArchSPM not shielding assets, accusations signal work needed to gain trust

Archbishop: ArchSPM not shielding assets, accusations signal work needed to gain trust

| May 25, 2016 | 6 Comments

“Let me be extremely clear: The archdiocese has disclosed all of its assets and followed all of the rules set forth by the court and all directives from the judge,” Archbishop Hebda said during a press conference on the lawn of his residence May 24.

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Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

Prayer is no magic wand; it strengthens faith in tough times, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Faced with the judge’s indifference, the widow resorted to her only weapon — to keep incessantly pestering him, presenting him with her appeal for justice,” the pope said.

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Archbishop Hebda follows in the footsteps of 11 bishops and archbishops

Archbishop Hebda follows in the footsteps of 11 bishops and archbishops

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is the 12th bishop or archbishop to lead the 166-year-old Archdiocese of
St. Paul and Minneapolis, with its 825,000 Catholics and 187 parishes. He succeeds a list of bishops and archbishops with varied backgrounds and impressive legacies.

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