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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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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Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

Opposed by MCC, ‘transgender toolkit’ approved by state education department

| July 20, 2017 | 19 Comments

The toolkit outlines practices for supporting students transitioning from their biological to perceived gender, using students’ preferred names and pronouns, and restroom use and overnight sleeping arrangements.

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Judge hopes agreement inspires long-term change

Judge hopes agreement inspires long-term change

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ director and deputy director for Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards appeared in Ramsey County court July 10 to provide Judge Teresa Warner with a status report on the archdiocese’s compliance efforts to ensure safe environments for children.

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Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

| July 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Archbishop Hebda described the convocation as “a great opportunity to bring people together from broad backgrounds, to have the opportunity to explore the present state of the Church in the United States, and to hear about what’s being done in other places to promote missionary discipleship.”

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Catholic Spirit nets 10 national awards for 2016 stories, photos

Catholic Spirit nets 10 national awards for 2016 stories, photos

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Catholic Spirit won 10 Catholic Press Association awards June 23, including first place for a special supplement on a bishop’s transition. Catholic Spirit staff photographer Dave Hrbacek won second place for photographer of the year.

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Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

Catholic mom: Children’s-Blue Cross contract dispute puts baby’s cancer treatment in limbo

| June 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

“This isn’t your issue right now, but it could be your issue, so it’s your fight to fight as well,” Melissa Jaeger said. “Just because you don’t have a medically compromised kid right now doesn’t mean that you might not in the future. We need Children’s Hospital to be thriving to help all of our children.”

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Father Henri Nouwen film to be screened June 27 at Bethel

Father Henri Nouwen film to be screened June 27 at Bethel

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The film “Journey of the Heart: The Life of Henri Nouwen” will be presented by its producer and director Karen Pascal, executive director of the St. Louis-based Henri Nouwen Society.

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