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Epiphany cemetery offering free burial Nov. 16 for cremated remains

Epiphany cemetery offering free burial Nov. 16 for cremated remains

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Thomas Dufner once counseled a young woman who wore a locket with her grandmother’s ashes in it to bury the remains, after the woman admitted she couldn’t sleep at night.

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Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

Minnesota missionary helped in youth synod preparation

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

While serving as a missionary with Minnesota-based NET Ministries at a parish in Texas, in fall 2016, Suness Jones received a personally addressed email from the Vatican.

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Champions for Life winners moved by story of baby found at German church

Champions for Life winners moved by story of baby found at German church

| October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

St. John Paul II Champions for Life award winners and their guests heard a concrete reminder Oct. 18 of what their work means.

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Surprise invitation led Father Gitter to archdiocese; now he works in Rome

Surprise invitation led Father Gitter to archdiocese; now he works in Rome

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before Father Paul Gitter came to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, an unexpected invitation to serve in the archdiocese came to him.

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Crashed Ice won’t return to St. Paul in 2019; Cathedral valued races

Crashed Ice won’t return to St. Paul in 2019; Cathedral valued races

| October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A seven-year run of the Cathedral of St. Paul hosting Red Bull Crashed Ice has ended.

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Archbishop speaks of ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ acts of charity at Catholic schools Mass

Archbishop speaks of ‘Minneapolis Miracle,’ acts of charity at Catholic schools Mass

| October 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speaking to more than 12,000 Catholic school students at US Bank Stadium Oct. 10, Archbishop Bernard Hebda explained that the “Minneapolis Miracle” really was the result of practice.

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At 75, St. Peter adapting to Richfield’s changes

At 75, St. Peter adapting to Richfield’s changes

| October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

When St. Peter in Richfield became a parish in 1943, all that existed around its present-day site was Academy of Holy Angels, open fields, a couple small buildings and a dirt-road intersection.

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New Champions for Life to be honored Oct. 18

New Champions for Life to be honored Oct. 18

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three people and one pro-life group who have dedicated time and energy to defend human life at all stages will be recognized at the 10th-annual St. John Paul II Champions for Life Awards Luncheon Oct. 18.

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Generosity for Catholic education shines at Night of Light

Generosity for Catholic education shines at Night of Light

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aim Higher Foundation President Jean Houghton was amazed the moment she saw on a large screen how much attendees donated for Catholic education at the St. Paul-based nonprofit’s fall gala Sept. 28.

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Basilica, St. Agnes to host drama about slave’s journey to priesthood

Basilica, St. Agnes to host drama about slave’s journey to priesthood

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Basilica of St. Mary will host a production about Father Augustus Tolton, the first known African-American priest in the U.S. 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

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Ordained at 51, Father Hart dedicated ministry to serving others

Ordained at 51, Father Hart dedicated ministry to serving others

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Being a lifelong Catholic, Father Bob Hart had a certain impression of the priesthood by the time he was in his 40s — until a 1993 retreat talk in by a priest wearing a polo shirt and khakis made him rethink the vocation and his own possibility of joining it.

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Father Long engaged lay staff in ministry

Father Long engaged lay staff in ministry

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

While Father Jack Long always appreciated working with lay staff in his 40 years of ministry, he said their vital roles became more evident in his final two assignments — both parishes with more than 3,500 households. He refuses to micromanage, he said. “If I’m going to hire a janitor, I’m going to hope that he knows the ins and outs of a boiler, because I don’t.”

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