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Bankruptcy judge: Creditors committee can’t sue parishes, schools for transferred funds

Bankruptcy judge: Creditors committee can’t sue parishes, schools for transferred funds

| January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A federal court judge ruled Jan. 12 that a committee representing creditors of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis would not be permitted to file lawsuits against Catholic entities, including schools and parishes, that received payments from the archdiocese in the two years before it filed bankruptcy in January 2015.

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A new year and a new chapter

A new year and a new chapter

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | January 12, 2017

Thirty-six years ago, I walked up the steps to the chancery offices at 226 Summit Ave. for the first time. It was to begin my first step toward priesthood. I was met by a kind and holy priest who prayed with me and directed me to 2260 Summit Ave., all the way at the other end of this Victorian-lined street, to the Vocations Office at the St. Paul Seminary.

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Un Nuevo Año y un nuevo capítulo

Un Nuevo Año y un nuevo capítulo

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | January 12, 2017

Hace treinta y seis años, subí por primera vez los escalones a las oficinas de la cancillería de N° 226 de la avenida Summit. Fue mi primer paso hacia el sacerdocio. Me recibió un sacerdote bondadoso y santo que oró conmigo y me dirigió al N° 2260 de la avenida Summit, que queda en el otro extremo de esta calle de estilo victoriano, a la Oficina de Vocaciones del Seminario de St. Paul.

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Digital Edition – January 12, 2017

Digital Edition – January 12, 2017

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Newborn found in Cathedral, UST Spanish-speaking class graduates, Hmong priest visits, St. Kate’s student sidewalk counselor, New Rediscover: Hour host, Legislative preview, Immigrant outreach

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From our readers: January 12, 2017

From our readers: January 12, 2017

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

– Open to open borders
– Burying the dead
– Life in one’s own hands

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The priest as an image of Christ

The priest as an image of Christ

| Father Nick VanDenBroeke | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is great hope in the future of the priesthood! Last year, there were 548 men ordained priests in the U.S. Eight of these men were ordained for our own archdiocese. This number has been growing since the year 2000, when only 442 men were ordained priests, but it is still down dramatically from the year 1965, when 994 men were ordained priests.

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The vocation of the public servant

The vocation of the public servant

| Jason Adkins | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The 90th session of the Minnesota Legislature began Jan. 3. Dozens of first-term lawmakers are included among its 201 members.

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The pursuit of happiness in the new year

The pursuit of happiness in the new year

| Christina Capecchi | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree.

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How should we think about our past?

How should we think about our past?

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. How much weight should I give to my past? I’ve been told that I need to forget the past and move forward, but it seems like there ought to be something more to it.

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Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty

| Joe Towalski | January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

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Digital Edition – December 22, 2016

Digital Edition – December 22, 2016

| December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Merry Christmas, Archbishop Hebda’s Pallium Mass, St. Francis de Sales Creche, Farming vocation, Farewell to Dorothy Day Center, Surrogacy report, Berlin and Ankara attacks, Ramsey County settlement

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The simple truth of Christmas

The simple truth of Christmas

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | December 22, 2016

When entering into the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, one has to duck because the door is smaller than a normal door. It was designed that way to keep people from bringing their camels into the church. This church has been continually in use for more than 1,700 years, and it looks like it.

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