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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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