Archive for August, 2016

Counsel the doubtful

Counsel the doubtful

| Father Michael Van Sloun | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

To counsel the doubtful is a spiritual work of mercy. Doubt is a spiritual burden, and it is an act of mercy to offer counsel and help lighten the load.

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Campus missionary says love can help young people overcome doubt

Campus missionary says love can help young people overcome doubt

| August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Part ten in a 14-part series highlighting local Catholics who live out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

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Dialogue paved road to dropped criminal charges

Dialogue paved road to dropped criminal charges

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | August 2, 2016

July 20, 2016, was an important day for this local Church. In open court, the archdiocese reported significant progress on its efforts under the Civil Settlement Agreement — reached and announced last December — to create the safest environment possible for children. Ramsey County District Court Judge Teresa Warner then commended the archdiocese and described our actions taken in concert with the Ramsey County attorney as “the right thing to do.”

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After document release, Archbishop Nienstedt maintains misconduct allegations are false

After document release, Archbishop Nienstedt maintains misconduct allegations are false

| August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

With the closure of the criminal case, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office made public documents from its investigation of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including memos and affidavits addressing an inquiry of whether Archbishop John Nienstedt, then head of the archdiocese, may have mishandled a clergy sex abuse case because of his friendship with former priest Curtis Wehmeyer and his own alleged sexual misconduct.

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Archbishop Hebda elaborates on charge dismissal, Archbishop Nienstedt investigation

Archbishop Hebda elaborates on charge dismissal, Archbishop Nienstedt investigation

| August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda takes questions on the archdiocese’s child-protection efforts, decision not to plead guilty to the criminal charges and plans for the release of documents tied to the 2014 internal investigation of Archbishop John Nienstedt.

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El Dialogo fue el camino para que los cargos fueran retirados

El Dialogo fue el camino para que los cargos fueran retirados

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | August 2, 2016

El miércoles 20 de julio del 2016 fue un día importante para esta Iglesia local. En audiencia pública, la Arquidiócesis reportó un progreso significativo en los esfuerzos obtenidos bajo el marco del Acuerdo de Conciliación Civil – anunciado en diciembre pasado – para crear un ambiente más seguro para los niños. El Juez de Distrito del Condado de Ramsey, Teresa Warner, elogió a la Arquidiócesis y describió nuestras acciones tomadas en conjunto con el Fiscal del Condado de Ramsey como “lo correcto por hacer”. Unos momentos más tarde, en la misma sala, se anunció que el Fiscal del Condado de Ramsey, John Choi, anuló el caso penal al final del día. Estoy convencido de que la justa resolución de esos cargos fue una respuesta a las oraciones de tantos de ustedes en toda la Arquidiócesis y por eso estoy muy agradecido.

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Nonprofit partners respond to growing senior housing needs

Nonprofit partners respond to growing senior housing needs

| Matthew Davis | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

A bigger challenge than distance awaited Evon and Charles Wells-Ellis in their decision to have Evon’s mother, Grace Wells, move into their St. Paul home. Wells, 83, from Omaha, Nebraska, needed wheelchair access and other physical adaptations to live at Wells-Ellis’ Aurora-St. Anthony neighborhood home near St. Peter Claver. The cost of the changes looked daunting at $40,000-$50,000.

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Olympic inspiration: waiting for that unifying moment

Olympic inspiration: waiting for that unifying moment

| Christina Capecchi | August 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

On a national scale, it was a rough July, marked by division: shootings, protests, funerals, conventions.

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Hope in headlamps and rooster crows

Hope in headlamps and rooster crows

| Alyssa Bormes | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Well, I got a nickname. It’s “Tortuga,” Spanish for “turtle.” A woman gave it to me on the Camino, which is the walking pilgrimage I’m on across Spain to the tomb of the Apostle James in Santiago.

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Gossip: Even when we need to talk about ‘secret’ things?

Gossip: Even when we need to talk about ‘secret’ things?

| Father Michael Schmitz | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. You wrote about gossip earlier. But don’t people need to know certain “secret” things? Wouldn’t it be irresponsible of me to keep some things to myself?

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As she qualified for Olympics, U.S. fencer had ongoing talks with God

As she qualified for Olympics, U.S. fencer had ongoing talks with God

| Kelly Seegers | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

As fencer Kat Holmes was going through the Olympic trials, she had “an almost ongoing conversation with God.”

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Practicing our faith will prepare us for Jesus

Practicing our faith will prepare us for Jesus

| Deacon Nicholas Froehle | August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

During the Passover, after carrying out the instructions God revealed to Moses, the Israelites await their salvation. In their journey to the Promised Land, God reveals himself to his people, but this means the Israelites are called to adhere to the covenant. When they are faithful to the Word of God, they receive abundant blessings. When they turn away, they experience hardships, their enemies prevail, and they’re unhappy.

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