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Priest remembered as giving ‘110 percent’

Priest remembered as giving ‘110 percent’

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Betty Schneider was hired in 1985 by Father Roger Carroll to work as a bookkeeper and administrator at St. Columba in St. Paul. That was the beginning of a friendship that lasted 35 years, until the priest’s death in Minneapolis Jan. 30 at the age of 92.

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Father Fitzpatrick remembered as ‘kind and gentle’ pastor

Father Fitzpatrick remembered as ‘kind and gentle’ pastor

| January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Jane Mohr of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul Park first met Father John Fitzpatrick in the late 1970s, she was studying nursing and working on a college degree.

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Father Svobodny remembered for prayerfulness

Father Svobodny remembered for prayerfulness

| December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father Al Svobodny of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the oldest priest in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, died Dec. 4. He was 96.

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Obituary for Archbishop Harry J. Flynn

Obituary for Archbishop Harry J. Flynn

| September 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ordained a priest for the Diocese of Albany, New York May 28, 1960; named Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana April 29, 1986; consecrated a bishop on June 24, 1986; named Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on February 22, 1994; installed as Archbishop September 8, 1995.

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Retired Archbishop Flynn stressed prayer, people

Retired Archbishop Flynn stressed prayer, people

| September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Complicated legacy includes handling of sexual abuse allegations

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Father Earl Simonson, ‘pope of Nordeast,’ dies at age 89

Father Earl Simonson, ‘pope of Nordeast,’ dies at age 89

| June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A priest who served 42 years in northeast Minneapolis died June 11. Father Earl Simonson was 89.

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Deacon Becker served in St. Michael

Deacon Becker served in St. Michael

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Donald Becker died May 24 at age 89. He was born in Rogers in 1930.

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Deacon Wierschem ministered in Medina

Deacon Wierschem ministered in Medina

| May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Joseph Wierschem died May 14 at St. Therese of New Hope. He was 95.

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Deacon Glover served Stillwater parishes

Deacon Glover served Stillwater parishes

| December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

A permanent deacon who served 18 years at St. Michael and St. Mary in Stillwater died Dec. 19. Deacon Guy Glover was 85.

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Father La Fontaine remembered as gentle, faithful priest

Father La Fontaine remembered as gentle, faithful priest

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Paul La Fontaine, remembered as a gentle, faithful priest who enjoyed music, literature and old movies, died Dec. 10 in St. Paul. He was 72.

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Deacon George Nugent dies

Deacon George Nugent dies

| June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon George Nugent, 87, died June 3.

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Deacon Kraemer dies in Hawaii

Deacon Kraemer dies in Hawaii

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

He was ordained a permanent deacon Dec. 5, 2015. Since then, he has served at Holy Family in St. Louis Park and as a chaplain at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

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