Jessica Trygstad

Jessica is the assistant editor of The Catholic Spirit. You can e-mail her at trygstadj@archspm.org.

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Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

| January 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

In addressing the 100-plus members of the House of Representatives, Archbishop Hebda prayed that they be instruments of God’s providential care, especially to those most in need and on the “margins of society.”

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Worlds collide in Reformation exhibition

Worlds collide in Reformation exhibition

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visitors to “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation” — which runs through Jan. 15 — can view the papal bull excommunicating Martin Luther and some of the indulgences that were fodder for the former priest’s break from the Catholic Church.

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Composer trio hopes Advent concert provides spiritual preparation

Composer trio hopes Advent concert provides spiritual preparation

| November 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

To celebrate the season of anticipating Christ’s birth, music is a common element for parishes, schools and other Catholic entities in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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In revised Reorganization plan, archdiocese allocates more than $133M to victims

In revised Reorganization plan, archdiocese allocates more than $133M to victims

| November 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

After months of negotiations with insurance carriers, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed an amended plan for Reorganization Nov. 15 that increased compensation for victims of clergy sexual abuse to more than $133 million.

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Icon prompts prayer, reflection during Year of Mercy

Icon prompts prayer, reflection during Year of Mercy

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Year of Mercy-inspired icon has been visiting parishes around the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and will be featured at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Nov. 20 for the closing Mass of the Year of Mercy.

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Stillwater mother’s Tiny Treasures ministry clothes babies born and gone too soon

Stillwater mother’s Tiny Treasures ministry clothes babies born and gone too soon

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Tiny handmade hats, gowns and cloth diapers fill an entire room of Christelle Hagen’s workshop. The soft material is fitting for any newborn. But these garments are made for the frailest of babies — those whose parents must clothe them for burial rather than home.

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12,000 attend inaugural all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit

12,000 attend inaugural all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit

| September 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

An estimated 12,000 students, teachers and staff of Catholic schools filled CHS Field in St. Paul Sept. 22 for the first all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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N. Mpls. community convenes to quell violence

N. Mpls. community convenes to quell violence

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A group of people circled around a table in the narthex at St. Bridget in north Minneapolis the afternoon of Sept. 11. They were hunched over maps of north-side neighborhoods, determining where they would pray in the coming weeks and months.

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Victims seek $80M from archdiocese in Reorganization plan

Victims seek $80M from archdiocese in Reorganization plan

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three months after the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a plan for Reorganization in its bankruptcy proceedings, the committee representing sexual abuse claimants filed its own plan Aug. 22 that seeks approximately $80 million in compensation from the archdiocese.

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Father Marvin O’Connell, Church historian, dies

Father Marvin O’Connell, Church historian, dies

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Marvin O’Connell, 86, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and professor emeritus of history at the University of Notre Dame, died Aug. 19 at Holy Cross Village in Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Archdiocese amends settlement agreement; Wetterling named to review board

Archdiocese amends settlement agreement; Wetterling named to review board

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is adding child advocate Patty Wetterling to its Ministerial Review Board and extending the length of its civil settlement agreement with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as part of an amendment submitted July 20 to District Judge Teresa Warner.At a press conference following the hearing at which the archdiocese presented its first six-month progress report on the agreement, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said it’s “committed to a course of action that will keep kids as safe as possible.”

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Father Tegeder dies in hospice care

Father Tegeder dies in hospice care

| July 11, 2016 | 5 Comments

Two Minneapolis churches remember Father Tegeder as listener, unifier

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