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Musically talented priest Father Gorman dies at 62

Musically talented priest Father Gorman dies at 62

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest known for his music in ministry, Father James David Gorman died Jan. 4 at the age of 62.

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BSM brings ultrasound to classroom to teach fetal development

BSM brings ultrasound to classroom to teach fetal development

| January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mark Hutchinson, an ultrasound technician who volunteers at Robbinsdale Women’s Center, told the students that the baby already yawns, gets hiccups and dispenses waste. He also explained how the baby receives nutrients through the umbilical cord. “They [also] like to hold on to it [umbilical cord] because it pulsates and rocks them to sleep,” he said.

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Bruess looks ahead to final months at St. Kate’s, next step as St. Norbert president

Bruess looks ahead to final months at St. Kate’s, next step as St. Norbert president

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brian Bruess appreciates St. Catherine University’s era of growth as a time that prepared him to take the reigns as president of another Catholic college.

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A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

A St. Nick gift of thanks for longtime Catholic Charities supporter Welsh

| December 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities touched Tim Welsh’s life early when he was adopted as a baby by a Washington D.C. area family through the organization’s infant home in 1966. He reconnected with Catholic Charities years later from a phone call he received in the late 1990s while working in the Twin Cities with McKinsey and Company, a business consulting firm.

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As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

As Christmas approaches, Dorothy Day volunteer reflects on space transition

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

As many as 300 people eat at Dorothy Day each day. This year’s Christmas meal will be the last time its guests eat a holiday dinner at the longtime site, according to Catholic Charities’ timeline. Next year, meals are expected to be served in a transition space as Catholic Charities completes two new buildings designed to better meet guests’ needs.

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Father Peterson a major figure in Goodhue for years, ‘would give the shirt off his back’

Father Peterson a major figure in Goodhue for years, ‘would give the shirt off his back’

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Bruce Peterson became a major spiritual and community leader in the Goodhue area during his many years serving there.

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In Elko New Market, candle lighting a simple way to evangelize

In Elko New Market, candle lighting a simple way to evangelize

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Karen Johnson took on the task of furthering evangelization efforts at St. Nicholas in Elko New Market, she decided to start small. The communications and mission coordinator at the parish since 2015, Johnson planned a simple, inviting opportunity for people to stop and pray during Advent. She calls it “a mini evangelization effort.”

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Bruess leaving St. Kate’s to head St. Norbert College

Bruess leaving St. Kate’s to head St. Norbert College

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Longtime St. Catherine University administrator Brian Bruess will become the top official at St. Norbert College after this academic year, the college announced Dec. 12.

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Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

| December 12, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catholic Church will not abandon immigrants and refugees, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and other leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis wrote in a letter to immigrants Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Archbishop Hebda and company referenced the birth of Jesus since he “was born in a manger away from his home” and the “Holy Family themselves experienced a time as refugees in Egypt.” The archbishop wrote the joint letter for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12 since the USCCB called for a National Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees that day.

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Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

| December 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

Under Castro’s leadership, the Cuban revolution began in 1953, finally ousting sitting president Fulgencio Batista in 1959. It upended Piedra’s world; his mother spent 40 to 50 days in prison, and two brothers were imprisoned for three and seven years, respectively, he said.

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Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

| December 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With the aim of defending the ill and elderly against what they see as misguided and harmful policy, 34 organizations, including Catholic ones, joined forces to create the Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare. The organizations partnering in the new coalition seek to further palliative care for the ill and elderly in addition to preventing physician-assisted suicide. Sixty-seven doctors have also joined the coalition. Palliative care seeks to comfort the whole person in a time of serious illness.

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Our Lady of the Lake spearheads rebuilt community food shelf and thrift store

Our Lady of the Lake spearheads rebuilt community food shelf and thrift store

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We wanted it to be like they’re stepping into a real store,” said Father Tony O’Neill, OLL’s pastor, of the new Grace Family Center. “Everything about the building, the fact that it’s a well-built and handsome building, it communicates to the person who walks in there that we think they’re worth that.”

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