Maria Wiering

Maria is the editor of The Catholic Spirit and publications manager of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. You can email her at wieringm@archspm.org.

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‘Miracle Hunter’ speaking in St. Anthony, New Brighton

‘Miracle Hunter’ speaking in St. Anthony, New Brighton

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Michael O’Neill, known as “the Miracle Hunter,” will be speaking Sept. 23-25 in St. Cloud, St. Anthony and New Brighton.

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‘They killed a man, but they created a saint’

‘They killed a man, but they created a saint’

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Flynn, others describe Father Rother’s life, legacy and Minnesota ties ahead of Sept. 23 beatification

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Padre Pio’s relics to stop in Wisconsin Sept. 20-21

Padre Pio’s relics to stop in Wisconsin Sept. 20-21

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A glove and blood-stained cotton gauze are among the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — better known as “Padre Pio” — that will be on display Sept. 20 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Sept. 21 in Milwaukee.

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Archbishop Hebda, Sen. Klobuchar ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

Archbishop Hebda, Sen. Klobuchar ask Congress to help ‘Dreamers’

| September 11, 2017 | 2 Comments

“Today I join the others here in calling for Congress to come together and protect the ‘Dreamers’ from deportation and secure their future,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Bishop Hebda, Cozzens: Church, society weakened without ‘dreamers’

Bishop Hebda, Cozzens: Church, society weakened without ‘dreamers’

| September 6, 2017 | 5 Comments

The bishops invited people to join them in praying for the “dreamers” who may be experiencing anxiety and fear about the loss of DACA status.

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Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens condemn violence; say Christ is answer to despair

Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens condemn violence; say Christ is answer to despair

| August 18, 2017 | 2 Comments

The bishops encouraged people to “people of encounter who look for opportunities to engage others in ways that acknowledge the dignity of each human person.”

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Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

Deacon Berghoff remembered for love of nature, family

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Deacon Berghoff was ordained a permanent deacon in 1986 and retired in 2005, serving his entire ministry at St. Richard in Richfield.

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New religious orders expanding to archdiocese

New religious orders expanding to archdiocese

| August 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Because so many of the Handmaids are from the archdiocese, establishing a presence here makes sense for the community’s mission, Mother Mary Clare said.

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No damage at Cathedral after man starts small fire, bomb squad investigates

No damage at Cathedral after man starts small fire, bomb squad investigates

| August 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

A homeless man was taken into police custody Aug. 5 after lighting a piece of paper on fire and trying to insert it into a floor vent of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul shortly before noon.

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Ann Arbor Dominicans to begin teaching at St. Agnes next year

Ann Arbor Dominicans to begin teaching at St. Agnes next year

| July 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Kevin Ferdinandt, St. Agnes’ headmaster, said he is “eager to welcome a teaching order back to Saint Agnes, especially one of the caliber of the Dominican Sisters of Ann Arbor.”

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Texas priest wins prestigious homebrewing award

Texas priest wins prestigious homebrewing award

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The pastor of a Fort Worth, Texas, parish won a Ninkasi Award June 17 at the annual National Homebrew Competition during Homebrew Con, held this year at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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