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Msgr. John Sankovitz was longtime teacher

Msgr. John Sankovitz was longtime teacher

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Msgr. John Sankovitz, 87, died Aug. 29. He was born Nov. 8, 1922, in Wisconsin and ordained a priest for the archdiocese on May 31, 1947. Msgr. Sankovitz was the only diocesan priest to teach at the St. Paul Semi­nary, University of St. Tho­mas and Nazareth Hall, where he was rector. He also served as […]

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Ten teams train to challenge youth to embrace their faith

Ten teams train to challenge youth to embrace their faith

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cate Bunnell and Maggie Vettel are among 110 members of National Evan­gelization Teams Min­is­tries who are completing training as retreat leaders.

Team members will be serving Catholic par­ishes throughout the country this year — in­cluding two in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Min­neapolis.

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Growing by leaps and baptisms

Growing by leaps and baptisms

| September 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Six hundred Latinos are christened yearly at Incarnation church in Minneapolis.

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Fiesta Time ministry celebrates kids with special needs

Fiesta Time ministry celebrates kids with special needs

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ever since their son Taylor, 11, was born, Karen and Paul Sommers have done everything “tag-team.”

From grocery shopping to going to work to attending their daughter’s dance competitions, each takes a turn while the other stays home to care for Taylor, who has autism, and his younger brother, Nathaniel, 7.

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New ‘farmers’ Mass’ being offered in New Prague area

New ‘farmers’ Mass’ being offered in New Prague area

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Farmers and others in the New Prague area whose schedules make it difficult for them to attend Sunday morning Masses now have a new option: an 8:15 Saturday night Mass at St. Scholastica in Heidelberg.

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Longtime University of St. Thomas professor named auxiliary bishop

Longtime University of St. Thomas professor named auxiliary bishop

| CNS contributed to this story | July 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Father Arthur Kennedy, current rector of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., and a longtime professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, was named an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Boston, along with Father Peter J. Uglietto, rector of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass.

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Oasis in the city for retired priests

Oasis in the city for retired priests

| July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Msgr. William Baumgaertner, 88, is enjoying the fruits of the research and recommendations that he prepared with the late Msgr. Ambrose Hayden back in the 1970s. At the request of then Coadjutor Archbishop Leo C. Byrne, the two priests visited clergy retirement residences throughout the country in search of the best living situation for active, […]

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Singing to Jesus — literally

Singing to Jesus — literally

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

250-kid summer program includes adoration

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