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New ACCW leader looks ahead

New ACCW leader looks ahead

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a middle-schooler, Betty Berge washed dishes for her mother’s Council of Catholic Women card parties in the basement of then-St. Lawrence Catholic School in Faribault.

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Online scam targets priests, parishioners

Online scam targets priests, parishioners

| Doug Hovelson | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Phony email and text messages sent by con artists pretending to be priests are showing up in computers and cell phones of parishioners and parish employees in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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New prioress seeks to advance community’s goals

New prioress seeks to advance community’s goals

| Susan Klemond | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a year-long process described as visionary, democratic and a little mysterious, the 30 vowed Benedictine sisters who belong to St. Paul’s Monastery in Maplewood elected Sister Catherine Nehotte as their 12th prioress in late March.

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Relevant Radio honors  Archbishop Hebda

Relevant Radio honors Archbishop Hebda

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s dedication to the teachings of Christ, his leadership and accessibility were recognized April 26 as Catholic talk radio network Relevant Radio presented him with its eighth annual Christ Brings Hope Award.

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UST’s new Center for Faith aims to be ‘spiritual heart of campus’

UST’s new Center for Faith aims to be ‘spiritual heart of campus’

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

In November, the university unveiled its plans to expand the red-brick chapel and add a new faith center. Rather than add a substantial addition above ground, the design leverages the chapel’s position on a hill and adds space to the north and west, mostly below the current ground level.

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Wehmeyer survivor finds healing through faith

Wehmeyer survivor finds healing through faith

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ben Hoffman was on a retreat in 2015 when a priest called him over. Hoffman expected small talk or a retreat-focused check-in, but instead, the priest said, “I’m sorry.”

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36 baptized at St. Alphonsus Easter Vigil

36 baptized at St. Alphonsus Easter Vigil

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Easter Vigil Mass had an international flavor at St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center April 20.

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St. Mark school in St. Paul restructuring; closing K-8, but preschool to remain open

St. Mark school in St. Paul restructuring; closing K-8, but preschool to remain open

| April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Mark’s Catholic School in St. Paul is reorganizing due to a sharp decline in kindergarten-to-grade-eight enrollment and rising costs, its leaders announced April 26.

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Notre Dame Cathedral fire a reminder of need for sacred spaces

Notre Dame Cathedral fire a reminder of need for sacred spaces

| April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Johan van Parys, director of liturgy and the sacred arts at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, realized tears were running down his cheeks as he watched televised coverage of Notre Dame Cathedral burning in Paris.

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Youths expand civil rights perspective with trip to national memorials

Youths expand civil rights perspective with trip to national memorials

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Academy senior Sean Hubbard understood the story of Rosa Parks in a new light when he saw the bus stop in Montgomery, Alabama, where she boarded a bus Dec. 1, 1955, the day she refused to give up her seat because of her skin color.

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Priest-seminarian b-ball: fitness, fun, vocations

Priest-seminarian b-ball: fitness, fun, vocations

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chaska native Father Nick VanDenBroeke never donned a Chaska High School Hawks basketball jersey in his high school days. But he played on his family’s driveway, and he never lost a love for the game.

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After bomb threat closes UST St. Paul campus, ‘all clear’ given in afternoon

After bomb threat closes UST St. Paul campus, ‘all clear’ given in afternoon

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Two classroom buildings at the University of St. Thomas were evacuated after a bomb threat April 17.

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