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Task force submits report, recommendations regarding protection of children

Task force submits report, recommendations regarding protection of children

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

While the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force’s report notes the archdiocese’s diligence in adopting policies and procedures to protect children, it also includes recommendations to address “serious shortcomings” in how the archdiocese has implemented the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”

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Blessing the oils

Blessing the oils

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Priests from around the archdiocese gathered with the faithful April 10 at the Cathedral of St. Paul for the annual Chrism Mass.

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Suicide struggle: Speaker uses father’s death to help others

Suicide struggle: Speaker uses father’s death to help others

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Crudele pulled out a letter he received in 1992 from a teenager in a small, Midwestern town. The beginning of the letter was cheery, but the words turned dark when the young girl described her troubled junior high years.

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Legislature could vote on surrogacy bill later this month

Legislature could vote on surrogacy bill later this month

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

“It’s a form of human trafficking. Women should not be for rent, and children should not be for sale. It treats children as products to be bought and sold.”

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Twin Cities Retrouvaille marks 25 years of saving marriages

Twin Cities Retrouvaille marks 25 years of saving marriages

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

“The weekend program was transformational. I left the weekend with a clear idea of the marriage I wanted and how much work it would take to get there.”

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In memory of Quinn

In memory of Quinn

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Family hopes to build a chapel at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital

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Bus tour highlights positive impact of Catholic schools

Bus tour highlights positive impact of Catholic schools

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Alliance for Catholic Education, a program of the University of Notre Dame, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a cross-country bus tour making stops at 50 schools along the way. The Fighting for Our Children’s Future National Bus Tour included stops at two schools in the archdiocese, Blessed Trinity in Richfield and Good Shepherd in Golden Valley.

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Archbishop gives deposition, says safety of children is top priority

Archbishop gives deposition, says safety of children is top priority

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an April 2 deposition given in a Ramsey County court case, Archbishop John Nienstedt responded to questions about sexual abuse committed by clergy and how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled the issue during his tenure.

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Archdiocese granted more time to provide information on credibly accused priests

Archdiocese granted more time to provide information on credibly accused priests

| March 28, 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been extended additional time to provide documents related to priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.

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Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was a packed house for the 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine March 23, as parishioners, friends and alumni of its school gathered to celebrate the blessing of a new parish life center.

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Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

Homeless woman leaves the streets for Higher Ground

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Julie Gergen leaned in toward the window of her seventh-floor apartment on the northwest edge of downtown Minneapolis to take in the view.

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Local priests to renew promises at annual Chrism Mass

Local priests to renew promises at annual Chrism Mass

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The annual Chrism Mass at which Archbishop John Nienstedt blesses the sacramental holy oils for the upcoming year also serves another essential purpose for priests — renewing the promises they made on their ordination day.

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