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Msgr. Baumgaertner fostered seminary formation in Minnesota and beyond

Msgr. Baumgaertner fostered seminary formation in Minnesota and beyond

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Longtime seminary leader Monsignor William Baumgaertner died June 21 at the age of 95 at Cerenity Marian in St. Paul.

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Catholic higher ed leader Father Stromberg dies

Catholic higher ed leader Father Stromberg dies

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest who helped bring Pope Benedict XVI to Minnesota has died.

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Knights of Columbus-built house in Lonsdale benefits area Catholic school, education center

Knights of Columbus-built house in Lonsdale benefits area Catholic school, education center

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immaculate Conception’s Knights of Columbus council partnered with the St. Nicholas in Elko New Market Knights to complete a house for charity June 10. The sale of the 2,300-square-foot, 4-bedroom home in Lonsdale closed June 14, and $100,000 of revenue will help Holy Cross School and the Catholic Education Center in Webster.

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Belle Plaine Catholics lead resistance to Satanic Temple veterans monument

Belle Plaine Catholics lead resistance to Satanic Temple veterans monument

| June 14, 2017 | 30 Comments

“You’re invoking Satan,” Adkins said. “We’ve come to a point in society, a post-Christian society, where someone could invoke the name of Satan and even put a monument in the town square — and we’re not talking Uptown, we’re talking Belle Plaine — and that basically there is no public outcry. Traditionally, Christians have understood that when you invoke demons, you’re cursing yourself and your community.”

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Former Hill-Murray star Guentzel a Stanley Cup winner with Pittsburgh Penguins

Former Hill-Murray star Guentzel a Stanley Cup winner with Pittsburgh Penguins

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just five years after skating for Hill-Murray, former Pioneers hockey star Jake Guentzel hoisted the Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins June 11 after 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators.

Guentzel and his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates hoisted the Stanley Cup June 11 after a 2-0 defeat of the Nashville Predators. The Penguins rookie center scored five goals and assisted on one in the 4-2 best-of-seven series win.

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Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a warm and clear June 3 night at 8:57 p.m., a young couple pulled up to an empty St. Vincent de Paul church in Brooklyn Park and walked through the main doors.

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Christians express concerns over proposed Satanic memorial in Belle Plaine

Christians express concerns over proposed Satanic memorial in Belle Plaine

| June 6, 2017 | 126 Comments

Father Brian Lynch presented serious issues with the proposed Satanic memorial for Belle Plaine’s Veterans Memorial Park at the community’s city council meeting June 5.

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Local director showing film on Franciscan order’s work

Local director showing film on Franciscan order’s work

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal don’t flinch in the face of the destitute. Daily, the friars serve the ill, homeless, prisoners and prostitutes in poor and dangerous areas.

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Shieldsville parish to raise funds June 23 for Philippine medical mission

Shieldsville parish to raise funds June 23 for Philippine medical mission

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Victor Valencia will have a fundraiser at St. Patrick June 23 with a presentation about the mission, a meal and live music. The 2018 Bais Bay Philippine Medical Mission needs $55,000 for its medical expenses.

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‘I knocked and I found,’ says Catholic convert Father Wittnebel

‘I knocked and I found,’ says Catholic convert Father Wittnebel

| May 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

In searching for truth, Father Wittnebel came upon Catholic TV station Eternal Word Television Network. He found the speakers inspiring and the daily Mass broadcast a regular source of spiritual nourishment.

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Father VanHoose’s vocation netted through national ministry in West St. Paul

Father VanHoose’s vocation netted through national ministry in West St. Paul

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Chad VanHoose, 34, had every intention of serving only one year with NET Ministries after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2005 with a nursing degree. That lone year turned into seven with the West St. Paul-based ministry.

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Ten new priests bless archbishops, bishop at ordination Mass

Ten new priests bless archbishops, bishop at ordination Mass

| May 28, 2017 | 3 Comments

In his homily, Archbishop Hebda called the final days of the Easter season a fitting time to ordain men to the priesthood. The Church turns her attention to praying “fervently for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit” after the feast of the Ascension, which was celebrated May 28 this year.

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