Archive for May, 2016

Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Holiness doesn’t depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Archdiocese’s history brims with pioneers and visionaries

Archdiocese’s history brims with pioneers and visionaries

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 150 years after Father Louis Hennepin traveled down the Mississippi River and first saw what in 1680 he named St. Anthony Falls — the site of present-day Minneapolis — French missionaries came to Minnesota filled with zeal to bring the faith to native tribes.

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Archbishop Hebda impresses local pastors and parish leaders with personality, knowledge

Archbishop Hebda impresses local pastors and parish leaders with personality, knowledge

| May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Those who have had some close-up contact with Archbishop Bernard Hebda during his brief time in Minnesota say they like what they’ve seen in the new ordinary of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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‘A theology of encounter’ – Pastoral approach praised

‘A theology of encounter’ – Pastoral approach praised

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

“He is a blessing to our archdiocese — and he speaks Spanish!” – Estela Villagrán Manancero

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USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites ‘room for improvement’

USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites ‘room for improvement’

| Mark Pattison | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” warns against complacency in dioceses, and the firm contracted to conduct audits of dioceses and parishes said there was “plenty of room for improvement” in implementing two of the charter’s articles.

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Pope Benedict denies latest rumors about Fatima ‘secret’

Pope Benedict denies latest rumors about Fatima ‘secret’

| Cindy Wooden | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sixteen years after the Vatican released the text of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, rumors cyclically arise claiming that the Vatican still is keeping part of Mary’s message to three children in Fatima, Portugal, secret.

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St. Therese partners with North Memorial for transitional care center

St. Therese partners with North Memorial for transitional care center

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Located on the fourth floor of North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, 32 private rooms are designated for patients transitioning from hospital to home due to illness, injury or surgery.

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Archbishop Flynn: Build on the story

Archbishop Flynn: Build on the story

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The needs of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis may be difficult, Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn said, but he thinks Archbishop Bernard Hebda “is the leader we are looking for.”

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Transfiguration’s altars dedicated

Transfiguration’s altars dedicated

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens blessed both a new rear altar and the renewed altar of worship at Transfiguration Church in Oakdale, Minnesota.

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Leading ‘the Church that Christ wants us to be’

Leading ‘the Church that Christ wants us to be’

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A month before his installation as Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda sat down with The Catholic Spirit for a broad interview. He spoke about his mentors, his life before the seminary, and his hopes and prayers for the archdiocese.

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Nine transitional deacons ordained

Nine transitional deacons ordained

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ordained transitional deacons were Paul Baker, Nicholas Froehle, Matthew Quail, Timothy Sandquist, Matthew Shireman, Brandon Theisen, Chad VanHoose and Benjamin Wittnebel.

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Young at heart: Archbishop Hebda at home among youth, college students

Young at heart: Archbishop Hebda at home among youth, college students

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Archbishop Bernard Hebda — then Father Hebda — was asked by his bishop in 1996 to move to Rome to work on the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, he didn’t want to go. Despite a degree in canon law and experience living in Rome while studying at the Pontifical North American College, the priest was happy where he was: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, an hour’s drive north of Pittsburgh.

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