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Retired priest hopes to save childhood church building from demolition

Retired priest hopes to save childhood church building from demolition

| June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Forliti said that if the building is saved, the school retains a “magnificent architectural gem” and community “icon,” and the neighbors’ goodwill, and it will gain the gratitude from preservation-minded citizens, recognition for promoting the environment through adaption and reuse, and “the positive outcomes that result from lessons learned when the past is not destroyed but honored.”

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St. Paul principal awarded for welcoming disabled student

St. Paul principal awarded for welcoming disabled student

| Susan Klemond | June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We can meet kids who have diverse needs, and we can do it well,” Lofton said. “But at the heart of it is love, compassion and an understanding that these kids are no different than anybody else. They may have physical or intellectual challenges, but they can be successful here, and it’s not about money.”

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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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St. Joseph’s students go on national radio with Archbishop Hebda

St. Joseph’s students go on national radio with Archbishop Hebda

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eighth-grader Becca Tuvey was curious as to why people say, “You have a new guardian angel in heaven” when someone dies. So, she asked Archbishop Bernard Hebda about the idiom during his visit to St. Joseph’s Catholic School in West St. Paul May 30.

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Timeline of archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings

Timeline of archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A look back at the key events leading up to and part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

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Archdiocese reaches joint reorganization plan; $210 million for survivors largest settlement of its kind

Archdiocese reaches joint reorganization plan; $210 million for survivors largest settlement of its kind

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a consensual plan with a committee representing clergy sexual abuse survivors to resolve its bankruptcy, offering $210 million for restitution to claimants. The settlement is the largest ever reached in a bankruptcy case related to clergy sex abuse.

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Four men, including first American-born Hmong priest, ordained for archdiocese

Four men, including first American-born Hmong priest, ordained for archdiocese

| May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many Hmong-American Catholics came to the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul dressed in their decorated native attire to celebrate the first American-born Hmong man to be ordained a priest in the U.S.

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Priest’s question sparked Father Aamodt’s vocation journey

Priest’s question sparked Father Aamodt’s vocation journey

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

As a teenager attending St. Odilia in Shoreview during the late 2000s, Father Aric Aamodt had been approached by then-parochial vicar Father Nels Gjengdahl with a surprising question after Mass.

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Father Jones credits vocation to family, SJV come-and-see weekend

Father Jones credits vocation to family, SJV come-and-see weekend

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was a Vianney Visit that tipped the scales for Father Colin Jones, motivating him to enter seminary. He had been thinking about the priesthood since he was a boy, but as college drew closer, he had pushed the idea aside, considering it too daunting.

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Father Ly anticipates ministering to Hmong community as priest

Father Ly anticipates ministering to Hmong community as priest

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The seeds of Father Peter Toulee Ly’s priestly vocation were sown while he was attending the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. During his college days, he was asked several times to work with the youth group at the church of his upbringing, St. Vincent de Paul in St. Paul.

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Father Shireman passes on engineering career for the priesthood

Father Shireman passes on engineering career for the priesthood

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Discovering his gifts as an engineer made answering a call to the priesthood all the more difficult for Father Matthew Shireman.

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Archdiocese investigates allegations against Father Joseph

Archdiocese investigates allegations against Father Joseph

| May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a criminal investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with an adult made against Father Thomas Joseph, the Carver County Attorney’s Office declined to bring criminal charges in the case, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced in a May 11 statement.

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