Archive for December, 2017

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

Mass of Solidarity calls on Catholics to open hearts to immigrants, refugees

| December 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bishop Cozzens asked Catholics to support legislation in Congress enacting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Minnesota’s Catholic bishops plan in early January to initiate a postcard campaign urging Congress to enact DACA before the program ends in March.

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Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

Archbishop ordains 10 permanent deacons

| Susan Klemond | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Approximately 1,700 gathered to celebrate the ordination, including Bishop Andrew Cozzens, priests, deacons, family and friends. It took place on the feast of St. Juan Diego.

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Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Capitol Hill for passage of DREAM Act

Twin Cities mom of three Dreamers holds fast on Capitol Hill for passage of DREAM Act

| Kelly Sankowski | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alvarez, a parishioner of Incarnation-Sagrado Corazon in Minneapolis, traveled to Washington with a group of leaders from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to speak with congressional leaders, then stayed behind to carry out the fast.

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Gregorian chant called seminarian to Catholicism

Gregorian chant called seminarian to Catholicism

| December 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

As Gabe Bouck enters Advent, a season in which Catholics are urged to answer God’s call for conversion, the seminarian is reminded of the melodic voice that inspired him to become Catholic.

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No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday

No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening Mass Dec. 24 for both that Sunday obligation and Monday’s Christmas Mass obligation will have to think again.

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Digital Edition – December 7, 2017

Digital Edition – December 7, 2017

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diaconate ordination, Pope Francis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, Catholic Charities honors improv actors, Poor Clares moving to Rochester, Mass of solidarity, Net neutrality, Retirement fund for Religious

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Retirement fund helps care for members, support ministries

Retirement fund helps care for members, support ministries

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the five decades Sister Kathleen Mary Kiemen has been a religious sister, her work has included teaching, parish ministry and environmental activism. For a time, she also helped fellow members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame transition successfully from working to retirement.

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Appointments – December 7, 2017

Appointments – December 7, 2017

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments and change of clergy status in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

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Faithful teens represent archdiocese at national conference

Faithful teens represent archdiocese at national conference

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m often asked what gives me the most hope in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. It’s a tough question because there are so many signs of life in this local Church. A recent trip to Indianapolis for the National Catholic Youth Conference, however, may have tipped the scales in favor of the youth of this archdiocese.

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Adolescentes fieles representan arquidiocesis en la conferencia nacional

Adolescentes fieles representan arquidiocesis en la conferencia nacional

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

A menudo me preguntan qué es lo que me da más esperanza en la Arquidiócesis de St. Paul y Minneapolis. Es una pregunta difícil porque hay muchas señales de vida en esta Iglesia local. Sin embargo, un viaje reciente a Indianápolis para la Conferencia Nacional Católica de la Juventud puede haber inclinado la balanza a favor de los jóvenes de esta arquidiócesis.

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Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

Following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his concern that such a move would further destabilize the Middle East.

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Prelates ask prayers for families, firefighters facing devastating blaze

Prelates ask prayers for families, firefighters facing devastating blaze

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez on Dec. 5 called for prayers for the well-being of families, firefighters and rescue workers “facing devastating fires and high winds” in Ventura and Los Angeles counties in Southern California.

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