Archive for April, 2018

Appeals court affirms Catholic institutions’ assets separate from archdiocese

Appeals court affirms Catholic institutions’ assets separate from archdiocese

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I hope all abuse survivors, reassured by the court’s decision, will soon be able to choose the path of settlement and closure on this aspect of their quest for justice and healing,” said Thomas Abood, chairman of the archdiocese’s Reorganization Task Force.

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Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

Clergy abuse survivors grateful after private meetings with pope

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

After private meetings with Pope Francis, three survivors of clergy sexual abuse from Chile said they felt they had been heard and were hopeful for changes in the way the Catholic Church handles accusations of abuse.

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German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

| Cindy Wooden | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six German bishops will meet with officials from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts to discuss German plans to allow greater access to the Eucharist for Protestants married to Catholics.

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Even amid suffering, love highlights value of every life, pope says

Even amid suffering, love highlights value of every life, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Love is a miraculous force that helps the parents of sick children focus on the beauty of their children’s lives and keeps the flame of hope for a cure alive, Pope Francis told an Italian couple and a group of their supporters.

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Pittsburgh Diocese plan will see number of parishes drop from 188 to 57

Pittsburgh Diocese plan will see number of parishes drop from 188 to 57

| Bob De Witt | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

After three years of discussions, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik said the 188 parishes of the diocese will be placed into 57 groupings that will eventually become new parishes.

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Former Oakdale pastor ‘laicized’

Former Oakdale pastor ‘laicized’

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father James Smith, who served as pastor of Transfiguration in Oakdale from 1994 to 2002, “has been granted a dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced April 30.

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Pope, others mourn death of British toddler Alfie Evans

Pope, others mourn death of British toddler Alfie Evans

| Simon Caldwell | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said he was mourning the death of English toddler Alfie Evans, who died four days after doctors withdrew his life support system.

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Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May

Pope asks Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed that the hopes for peace strengthened by the meeting of the leaders of North and South Korea will not be dashed, and he urged Catholics during the month of May to pray the rosary for peace.

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Within days, two priests found dead in Mexico

Within days, two priests found dead in Mexico

| David Agren | April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Yet another Mexican Catholic priest has been murdered in his parish — the second such lethal attack against clergy in the country in less than a week.

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Digital Edition – April 25, 2018

Digital Edition – April 25, 2018

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

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Pope meets his advisory commission on child protection

Pope meets his advisory commission on child protection

| Carol Glatz | April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In its efforts to help advise the pope, the Roman Curia, bishops’ conferences and local churches on protecting minors from abuse, a Vatican commission listened to abuse survivors from Great Britain and discussed the results of Australia’s public inquiry into its country’s institutional responses to abuse.

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St. Matthew parishioners  recall fire that destroyed  church 50 years ago

St. Matthew parishioners recall fire that destroyed church 50 years ago

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Massive plumes of smoke. That’s what lifelong St. Matthew parishioner Karen Thompson recalls seeing, in disbelief, as the city bus she road home from work turned a corner by St. Matthew School in St. Paul. The church was on fire.

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