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Latino ministry ramps up effort to reach youth

Latino ministry ramps up effort to reach youth

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

An evening of prayer, worship and praise, Mass, speakers and fellowship will be held Nov. 1 — All Saints Day — for Hispanic and Latino high school youth across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Gibson makes fighting abortion his life’s work

Gibson makes fighting abortion his life’s work

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Brian Gibson’s first stance for the unborn came when he was a high school sophomore in 1972.

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Bankruptcy settlement OK’d in Duluth diocese

Bankruptcy settlement OK’d in Duluth diocese

| October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bankruptcy judge approved a $39.2 million settlement Oct. 21 between the Diocese of Duluth and victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Announced at a press conference in Duluth, the decision gives final approval to a joint agreement reached earlier this year and ends a nearly four-year bankruptcy process for the diocese. It settles all claims against the diocese and 30 of its parishes.

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College students make voices heard in prayer, listening event

College students make voices heard in prayer, listening event

| October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Milah Kourouma was caught off guard when she sat down for a Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event for college students at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Oct. 15.

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Parishes help provide leadership for affordable housing

Parishes help provide leadership for affordable housing

| Debbie Musser | October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Six years ago, Jen Collins was newly married and enrolled in both Luther Seminary and Bethel Seminary in St. Paul. “It was difficult to find a place to live that was affordable for our income; we didn’t have a lot of wiggle room,” she said. “We knew we wanted to be fairly close to the seminaries and my husband’s job in Minneapolis. ”The need for affordable housing, which the Metropolitan Council, a regional planning and policy-making body for the Twin Cities area, defines as costing households no more than 30 percent of their annual gross income, is found not only in the inner cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It’s prevalent, and increasing, in the suburbs.

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Homelessness in Minnesota

Homelessness in Minnesota

| October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Multi-faceted look this year at homelessness in Minnesota and the ways agencies, governments and people work to prevent and eliminate homelessness.

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Cathedral parishioner writes about her family’s friendship with St. Frances Cabrini

Cathedral parishioner writes about her family’s friendship with St. Frances Cabrini

| October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Celeste Raspanti, a volunteer archivist at the Cathedral of St. Paul, remembers stories her mother told about their family forging a friendship at the dinner table with St. Frances Cabrini as they helped her minister to the poor in Chicago.

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Marathon Mass

Marathon Mass

| October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

“You spend all summer working on this thing (training for the marathon); you put all this time and effort in. What better thing to do than to thank God before it and have Mass? It just seemed to make sense,” John Evans said.

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Archbishop Harry J. Flynn — 1933 – 2019

Archbishop Harry J. Flynn — 1933 – 2019

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Come Lord Jesus

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Legacy includes grappling with clergy abuse crisis

Legacy includes grappling with clergy abuse crisis

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Beloved by many for his kindness, sense of ecumenism, gentleness and love for the priesthood, Archbishop Harry Flynn also grappled with vexing issues, including the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

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Archbishop laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery

Archbishop laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery

| October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace,” the body of Archbishop Harry Flynn was brought to its final resting place at Resurrection Cemetery in Mendota Heights following his funeral Mass Sept. 30.

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Soon-to-be-saint Cardinal Newman already a patron of many archdiocesan Catholics

Soon-to-be-saint Cardinal Newman already a patron of many archdiocesan Catholics

| October 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Friend. Guide. Inspiration.

These are some of the ways Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis describe Cardinal John Henry Newman, the 19th century English Catholic convert, priest and theologian.

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