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Archbishop John Nienstedt is asking Catholics from all walks of life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share their concerns and ideas about family life today.
About 180 young people from Minnesota joined a crowd several hundred strong for the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22.
Michael Rogers, principal of Presentation of Mary School in Maplewood, will serve the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as its director of urban education beginning in February.
Archbishop John Nienstedt addressed media Jan. 16 following the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ filing for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. “I make this decision because I believe it is the fairest and most helpful recourse for those victims and survivors who have made claims against us,” he said.
For five generations, the Fitzgerald family has called the Blessed Sacrament on LaCrosse Avenue in St. Paul its spiritual home. Many returned one last time to say goodbye to the parish building, which closed after a final Mass Jan. 11.
It had an echo of Nicholas Sparks to it, but it was real life, and the story went viral: An Ohio couple married for 73 years died just 28 hours apart. But the part that wasn’t reported, the part that the Catholic reader might have sniffed out based on the names, the location or the family size, was the Catholic faith that undergirded Helen and Joe’s union.
In addition to the work it does at the State Capitol, the Minnesota Catholic Conference also is involved in educational efforts to help Catholics and others gain a better understanding of important issues with public policy ramifications.