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New office for linking Latino families to Catholic schools launches on Lake Street

New office for linking Latino families to Catholic schools launches on Lake Street

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Lorena Trejo heard a radio spot pitching Catholic schools on a secular Spanish radio station. It piqued her interest, and she reached to out the source, the Catholic Schools Center for Excellence, which focuses on Catholic elementary school excellence and advancement in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Now her two children attend St. John the Baptist in Savage.

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Local pilgrims eager for World Youth Day in Panama

Local pilgrims eager for World Youth Day in Panama

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

World Youth Day in January works well for University of St. Thomas students Katie Duncan and Leo Kaardal.

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Archbishop Hebda, other faith leaders join Governor Walz in addressing federal shutdown

Archbishop Hebda, other faith leaders join Governor Walz in addressing federal shutdown

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis joined about a dozen other faith leaders, as well as Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and other state officials at a Jan. 15 news conference at the State Capitol on the impact the longest federal government shutdown in history was having on Minnesotans, especially vulnerable populations dependent on federal services.

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Judge: ‘Good progress has been made so far’ in archdiocese’s safe environment practices

Judge: ‘Good progress has been made so far’ in archdiocese’s safe environment practices

| January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tim O’Malley, archdiocesan director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment, said the archdiocese’s work goes beyond meeting settlement requirements to “the spirit of the settlement” to creating and maintaining a culture that ensures the safety of future generations from clergy sexual abuse.

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Expectant fathers coached at Apple Valley pregnancy center

Expectant fathers coached at Apple Valley pregnancy center

| January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Allen Diaz’s girlfriend — who is pregnant — visited Pregnancy Choices pregnancy help center in Apple Valley last year, it led to more help for Diaz as an expectant father than he could have imagined.

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St. Dominic’s sesquicentennial: ‘Dedication to God and the Church’

St. Dominic’s sesquicentennial: ‘Dedication to God and the Church’

| January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As early as 1858, Father Anatole Oster — one of the Diocese of St. Paul’s first priests — traveled more than 30 miles south from St. Peter, Mendota, to celebrate Mass in the homes of Northfield-area Catholics.

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With bankruptcy end, fresh opportunities to help abuse survivors

With bankruptcy end, fresh opportunities to help abuse survivors

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Frank Meuers and Tim O’Malley meet every month or so, often for breakfast, to talk about the Church and clergy sex abuse. Meuers is the southwest Minnesota chapter director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, aka SNAP, and O’Malley directs the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment.

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Excelsior parish completes long-awaited renovation

Excelsior parish completes long-awaited renovation

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. John the Baptist in Excelsior celebrated Christmas in its newly renovated church. While the project is ongoing, the first Mass was celebrated in the renovated sanctuary Dec. 22, with the dedication of the new altar scheduled for Feb. 17.

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St. Peter in Mendota opens historic church for nostalgic evening

St. Peter in Mendota opens historic church for nostalgic evening

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the glow of sunset faded Jan. 3, the historic church of St. Peter in Mendota was just starting to light up.

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Minneapolis attorney: Desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels work

Minneapolis attorney: Desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels work

| January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

A desire to help sexual abuse survivors fuels the work of a Minneapolis-based attorney representing two men who have accused former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of sexual abuse.

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St. Andrew in Elysian powered by volunteers for 125 years 

St. Andrew in Elysian powered by volunteers for 125 years 

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Founding members of St. Andrew in Elysian were more than ready to create a parish: they built a church five years before the official founding of the parish in 1894.

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Catholic Charities reports alleged fraud scheme

Catholic Charities reports alleged fraud scheme

| January 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Discovery of an alleged fraud scheme involving money intended to help the homeless obtain housing with the assistance of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis has resulted in charges against several people and the investigation continues.

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