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Minnesota Vikings coach brings faith to the field

Minnesota Vikings coach brings faith to the field

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each morning Vikings offensive coach Pat Shurmur pulls out a laminated card with his priorities for the day.

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Swahili-speaking Catholics hope to draw fellow Africans back to the Church

Swahili-speaking Catholics hope to draw fellow Africans back to the Church

| August 7, 2017 | 1 Comment

Swahili hymns sung by a St. Alphonsus choir added a taste of their homelands to the liturgies and events of the weekend convention.

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Ten years after I-35W bridge collapse, chaplains reflect on helping victims, families

Ten years after I-35W bridge collapse, chaplains reflect on helping victims, families

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ten years later, Father Gillespie and former HCMC chaplains Father Jules Omba Omalanga and Deacon Robert Durham have not forgotten that night, as families poured into the downtown Minneapolis hospital searching for their missing loved ones. Thirteen people died in the collapse. Another 145 sustained injuries.

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Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

Stained-glass medallion stolen from North Branch cemetery

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

A stained-glass medallion worth $2,000 and made by St. Gregory the Great parishioner Loretta McBride has been stolen from the St. Joseph Cemetery in North Branch.

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Basketball Hall of Famer Kundla began coaching career with Catholic schools

Basketball Hall of Famer Kundla began coaching career with Catholic schools

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before John Kundla, who died July 23 at the age of 101, became a hall of fame basketball coach with the Minneapolis Lakers, he started his career with Catholic schools.

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New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

New Quo Vadis camps explore vocations in depth

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Quo Vadis camps launched in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis this summer to provide youth with an introduction to vocational discernment.

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Belle Plaine council nixes religious memorials; priest says decision caves to Satanic Temple

Belle Plaine council nixes religious memorials; priest says decision caves to Satanic Temple

| July 20, 2017 | 5 Comments

Two days after hundreds of people — many of them Catholic — from around the country descended on Belle Plaine to protest the installation of a Satanic memorial in the city’s veterans park, the city council voted unanimously July 17 to rescind a designation that made a portion of the park available for monument commissions from any religious group.

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Faith takes center court for Jr. NBA award-winning coach Berran

Faith takes center court for Jr. NBA award-winning coach Berran

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before playing a state championship game earlier this year, the players on Carrie Berran’s seventh-grade girls basketball traveling team gathered for prayer.

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A Minneapolis native, Jesuit begins ministry across the river

A Minneapolis native, Jesuit begins ministry across the river

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesuit Father Richard Fichtinger recently took a walk along the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis for the first time in nine years after returning from formation with the order.

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Archdiocesan group visits Alaska mission diocese

Archdiocesan group visits Alaska mission diocese

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eight people from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis visited the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, June 15-June 22 to learn about in one of the most remote parts of the U.S.

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Fraternity of St. Charles priests look forward to serving at St. Peter in North St. Paul

Fraternity of St. Charles priests look forward to serving at St. Peter in North St. Paul

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having met Christ in the midst of community, Italian priests Father Ettore Ferrario and Father Pietro Rossotti hope to lead the people of St. Peter in North St. Paul to a similar encounter as they begin their ministry at the 128-year-old parish.

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Priestly Fraternity begins service at St. Peter in North St. Paul

Priestly Fraternity begins service at St. Peter in North St. Paul

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Italian priests Father Ettore Ferrario and Father Pietro Rossotti start their ministry with St. Peter in North St. Paul July 1. The 128-year-old parish includes a school.

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