Archive for May, 2018

Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

Voters in Ireland pave way for abortion on demand

| Michael Kelly | May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Voters in Ireland have opted to remove the right to life of the unborn from the country’s constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand up to 12 weeks.

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Four men, including first American-born Hmong priest, ordained for archdiocese

Four men, including first American-born Hmong priest, ordained for archdiocese

| May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Hmong-American Catholics came to the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul dressed in their decorated native attire to celebrate the first American-born Hmong man to be ordained a priest in the U.S.

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Priest’s question sparked Father Aamodt’s vocation journey

Priest’s question sparked Father Aamodt’s vocation journey

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a teenager attending St. Odilia in Shoreview during the late 2000s, Father Aric Aamodt had been approached by then-parochial vicar Father Nels Gjengdahl with a surprising question after Mass.

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Father Jones credits vocation to family, SJV come-and-see weekend

Father Jones credits vocation to family, SJV come-and-see weekend

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a Vianney Visit that tipped the scales for Father Colin Jones, motivating him to enter seminary. He had been thinking about the priesthood since he was a boy, but as college drew closer, he had pushed the idea aside, considering it too daunting.

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Father Ly anticipates ministering to Hmong community as priest

Father Ly anticipates ministering to Hmong community as priest

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The seeds of Father Peter Toulee Ly’s priestly vocation were sown while he was attending the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. During his college days, he was asked several times to work with the youth group at the church of his upbringing, St. Vincent de Paul in St. Paul.

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Father Shireman passes on engineering career for the priesthood

Father Shireman passes on engineering career for the priesthood

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Discovering his gifts as an engineer made answering a call to the priesthood all the more difficult for Father Matthew Shireman.

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Cardinal: Communion cannot be shared with friends like beer or cake

Cardinal: Communion cannot be shared with friends like beer or cake

Holy Communion is exclusively for Catholics in a state of grace and not something to be shared between friends like beer or cake, said a former senior adviser to two popes.

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Cheating workers out of just wages, benefits is mortal sin, pope says

Cheating workers out of just wages, benefits is mortal sin, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Loving wealth destroys the soul, and cheating people of their just wages and benefits is a mortal sin, Pope Francis said.

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Everyone must have affordable health care, Vatican official says

Everyone must have affordable health care, Vatican official says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Everyone should have access to essential health services and no one should have to fall into poverty to obtain needed care, a Vatican representative said.

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Archdiocese investigates allegations against Father Joseph

Archdiocese investigates allegations against Father Joseph

| May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a criminal investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with an adult made against Father Thomas Joseph, the Carver County Attorney’s Office declined to bring criminal charges in the case, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced in a May 11 statement.

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Digital Edition – May 24, 2018

Digital Edition – May 24, 2018

| May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Relics exposition, New Venezuelan bishop visits Twin Cities, Chile’s bishops resign, St. Andrew Kim and Holy Childhood share campus, Kids’ rosary, Green burials

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Century-old parishioner reflects on St. Boniface before its 160th anniversary

Century-old parishioner reflects on St. Boniface before its 160th anniversary

| May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

At age 99, Margaret Erickson, aka Margie, remembers well the church basement at St. Boniface in Minneapolis, where she went to Mass as a child with her family. The church had yet to be constructed, but its basement had been dug and finished as a temporary place to receive the sacraments.

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