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Seven men ordained transitional deacons

Seven men ordained transitional deacons

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Seven men were ordained transitional deacons May 7 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Heavenly Mother’s Day

Heavenly Mother’s Day

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Participants in the 64th annual May Day Family Rosary Procession make their way in the rain toward the Cathedral of St. Paul from the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul on Mother’s Day

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Father Bernard Klein served 62 years as archdiocesan priest

Father Bernard Klein served 62 years as archdiocesan priest

| May 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Father Bernard Klein, 88, died May 4. He was or­dain­ed a priest June 4, 1949. He retired from active ministry in January 1995 but continued to serve parishes in sacramental ministry.

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Deacon Carlson was among first ordained permanent deacons

Deacon Carlson was among first ordained permanent deacons

| May 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Deacon Paul Carl­son, 94, was part of the first group of perm­anent deacons to be ordained for the Arch­dio­cese of St. Paul and Minnea­polis in 1976. He died April 20.

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Stewardship tool kit, training coming for parishes

Stewardship tool kit, training coming for parishes

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

New tools to develop stewardship as a way of life will soon be available in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and a series of workshops have been scheduled in early June to help clergy, parish staff, parish volunteers and others interested in growing stewardship in homes and parishes to make the best use of those tools.

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St. Thomas Academy hockey player is a champ on and off the ice

St. Thomas Academy hockey player is a champ on and off the ice

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

AJ Reid has proven himself to be a star on the ice as part of this year’s St. Thomas Academy championship hockey team, on the ball field as a left-fielder and power hitter for the STA baseball team, and as the Mendota Heights school’s Cadet lieutenant colonel and member of its crack drill squad.

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Oblates to commemorate founder’s death with Mass, open house

Oblates to commemorate founder’s death with Mass, open house

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, an international order of missionary priests and brothers with members serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of its founder with a Mass and open house at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo Sunday, May 22.

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Redefining marriage will redefine parenthood, marriage expert says

Redefining marriage will redefine parenthood, marriage expert says

Love is a wonderful thing, says Jennifer Roback Morse. But there’s no compelling reason for the government to register the simple fact that people love each other. It serves no essential public purpose.

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Marriage amendment moves forward in Senate; Catholic bishops testify in favor

Marriage amendment moves forward in Senate; Catholic bishops testify in favor

The Senate approved a bill, in a 38-27 vote, May 11 that takes one more step toward a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman in Minnesota.

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NE Minneapolis celebrates beatification with prayer, party

NE Minneapolis celebrates beatification with prayer, party

| May 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Genna Lizakowski and Adam Kostanecki, members of the Polish folk dance group, Chabry, comprised of teens, performs May 1 at Pope John Paul II School in northeast Minneapolis to mark the beatification of the school’s namesake.

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Carry the Cross

Carry the Cross

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dan Huschke, a member of St. Hubert in Chanhassen, walks in front of the Planned Parenthood building on Ford Parkway in St. Paul April 22 (Good Friday) carrying a wooden cross during the annual Carry the Cross of Abortion prayer vigil.

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Father Hansen, OFM died April 17

Father Hansen, OFM died April 17

| April 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Howard Will­iam Han­sen, 80, died April 17 at his home, St. Joseph Cupertino Friary in Prior Lake.

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