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Pax Christi founder dies

Pax Christi founder dies

| September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father John Timothy Power died on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the age of 76.

The founding pastor of Pax Christi in Eden Prairie, Father Power was born on Oct. 13, 1939 in Faribault. He received Holy Orders on May 28, 1966 after seminary studies at Nazareth Hall, St. Paul Seminary and Catholic University.

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Five pitfalls of retirement planning

Five pitfalls of retirement planning

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Challenges in retirement planning lurk well beyond just getting started, but there are solutions.

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For financial rep, life insurance started in a concrete way

For financial rep, life insurance started in a concrete way

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic United Financial agent Peter Ryan understood the receiving end of life insurance long before he ever had to make a sales pitch.

He lived through it twice.

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Champions for Life award winners announced

Champions for Life award winners announced

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three individuals and one group will receive pro-life awards at the St. John Paul II Champions for Life award luncheon Oct. 13.

Hannah Hoekman of Epiphany in Coon Rapids, Viviana Sotro of St. Stephen in Minneapolis and Agnes Dynes of Holy Childhood in St. Paul will all receive individual category awards. The Youth Social Ministry Team from St. Pius X in White Bear Lake won the Catholic affiliated group category.

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St. Bernard committed to keep iconic bell towers

St. Bernard committed to keep iconic bell towers

| September 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

In spite of St. Bernard’s losses over the past six years, the St. Paul parish will invest in the one thing people can’t miss.

“The bells are important for the Church life,” St. Bernard pastor Father Ivan Sant said. “It is an image of the voice of God calling us, and it is a tradition of the Church.”

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Clergy take to the course during Ryder Cup

Clergy take to the course during Ryder Cup

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chaska Police Chief Scott Knight didn’t want to see golf fans at Hazeltine National Gold Club spiritually unprovided for again.

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Archbishop Hebda urges faithful to work for peace

Archbishop Hebda urges faithful to work for peace

| September 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda led the people in the ecumenical prayer service on the vigil of the National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for the day of prayer on Friday in response to the violence and racism during the summer.

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Father Pilaczynski served St. Thomas Academy many years

Father Pilaczynski served St. Thomas Academy many years

| September 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

Father John Pilaczynski of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a longtime priest and educator at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, died Aug. 27 in San Antonio, Texas, at age 84.

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Before sainthood, Mother Teresa lit up the hearts of Minnesotans

Before sainthood, Mother Teresa lit up the hearts of Minnesotans

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Joseph Johnson made a surprising connection in Rome with Mother Teresa in the 1990s before his ordination.
Mother Teresa inquired about his studies and where he would serve as a priest. Father Johnson, now pastor at Holy Family in St. Louis Park, shared it with her not expecting her to know about Minnesota.
“Her eyes lit up, and she repeated the word ‘Minnesota’ with such love,” Father Johnson said. “I never heard anyone say the name of our state with such love. You could tell that there is a real connection that, in her mind, she was remembering all the times that she had been here visiting the Kumps.”

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