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Panel to focus on religious freedom issues

Panel to focus on religious freedom issues

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Theologian William Stevenson believes religious divisions won’t help defend religious freedom in the U.S., where hostility toward religion has been growing.

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Father Dempsey answers call to return to Venezuela

Father Dempsey answers call to return to Venezuela

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When he was a young college graduate, Father Dennis Dempsey and a friend biked to the East Coast, even though he had never biked longer than 50 miles in a day before.

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Father Earl Simonson, ‘pope of Nordeast,’ dies at age 89

Father Earl Simonson, ‘pope of Nordeast,’ dies at age 89

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A priest who served 42 years in northeast Minneapolis died June 11. Father Earl Simonson was 89.

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Stillwater Catholic teen upholds human dignity with new scout patch

Stillwater Catholic teen upholds human dignity with new scout patch

| June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Inspired to help others grow in their faith, Girl Scout Carrie Johnson has become the first Girl or Boy Scout in the country to create a Catholic-themed patch, according to national Catholic scouting committee members.

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Hospice latest of Father Schaffer’s efforts for Venezuelan mission

Hospice latest of Father Schaffer’s efforts for Venezuelan mission

| June 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Greg Schaffer sees people’s desperation and hunger on the streets of San Felix, Venezuela.

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St. Olaf member to become St. Scholastica president

St. Olaf member to become St. Scholastica president

| May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Barbara McDonald, 61, a member of St. Olaf in Minneapolis will become president of The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth Aug. 5, the Catholic college announced May 30. 

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Deacon Becker served in St. Michael

Deacon Becker served in St. Michael

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Donald Becker died May 24 at age 89. He was born in Rogers in 1930.

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Father Connelly finds connection with late father in the Mass

Father Connelly finds connection with late father in the Mass

| May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Newly ordained Father Joseph Connelly made his late father’s reception of last rites possible only weeks before entering the seminary in 2011.

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Restored bells ring in new era for St. Bernard

Restored bells ring in new era for St. Bernard

| May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bells chiming in St. Bernard’s renovated bell towers since Easter Sunday signal more than sacred times in St. Paul’s North End neighborhood.

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Deacon Wierschem ministered in Medina

Deacon Wierschem ministered in Medina

| May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Joseph Wierschem died May 14 at St. Therese of New Hope. He was 95.

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Natural burial to begin at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights

Natural burial to begin at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights

| May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Phyllis Strong, who worked in pollution control for the state of Minnesota, looks forward to The Catholic Cemeteries starting natural burial at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights June 1.

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Senior grateful for community at Visitation

Senior grateful for community at Visitation

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guadalupe Rodriguez came to Visitation School as a shy freshman, but now as a senior, she greets visitors while working the front desk at the entrance of the school adjacent to the Visitation Sisters’ former monastery.

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