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Lay Advisory Board’s second meeting highlights synod, efforts at healing

Lay Advisory Board’s second meeting highlights synod, efforts at healing

| July 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dale Lieb stepped away July 17 from his second Lay Advisory Board meeting with Archbishop Bernard Hebda determined to help spread the word about prayer and listening events set to begin this fall in preparation for the 2021 archdiocesan synod.

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Archbishop encourages first class at new Institute for Catholic School Leadership

Archbishop encourages first class at new Institute for Catholic School Leadership

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Encouraging the first class of an initiative offering Catholic formation for principals and aspiring principals, Archbishop Bernard Hebda reminded the 20 participants that their work as teachers and school leaders goes beyond meeting students’ academic needs.

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Bishop Pates retires, plans Oct. 1 return to archdiocese

Bishop Pates retires, plans Oct. 1 return to archdiocese

| July 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, and named as his successor Father William Joensen, a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa.

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Crookston Diocese announces $5 million settlement with sexual abuse survivors

Crookston Diocese announces $5 million settlement with sexual abuse survivors

| Janelle C. Gergen | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Crookston said July 17 it has reached a $5 million settlement with victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Oakdale parish’s new lecture series honors late pastor

Oakdale parish’s new lecture series honors late pastor

| July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A lecture series featuring speakers who proclaim the Gospel with clarity, force and joy begins next month at Transfiguration in Oakdale, in honor of the parish’s late pastor, Father William Baer.

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St. Paul author brings faith, family memories to children’s book

St. Paul author brings faith, family memories to children’s book

| Doug Holveson | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Seeking to give every child a fair shake at getting a good night’s sleep, St. Paul native Rose Duffy recently published her first children’s book, “I Thank God for You.”

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Like mother before her, Miss Minnesota shaped by faith

Like mother before her, Miss Minnesota shaped by faith

| Christina Capecchi | July 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kathryn Kueppers was shaking in the final moments before the 2019 Miss Minnesota was named June 22.

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Summertime and the reading is easy

Summertime and the reading is easy

| Regina Lordan | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Families, teens and young children can take advantage of long summer days to relax a bit more. Spend time together. Read. And learn more about the faith. All at the same time, even!

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Communicating Catholic education benefits

Communicating Catholic education benefits

| Susan Klemond | July 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools’ combination of quality education and faith formation brings value to students, parishes and the wider community, but financial and social barriers to Catholic education remain for some families, including a growing Latino population, experts noted at a June 25 forum on education sponsored by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota.

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Known for striking modern design, St. Thomas Aquinas church turns 50

Known for striking modern design, St. Thomas Aquinas church turns 50

| July 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rapson was then the dean of the University of Minnesota’s architecture school and a notable Modernist architect. Among his designs were the original Guthrie Theater, which opened in 1963 on the grounds of the Walker Art Center, as well as the Cedar Square West complex now known as Riverside Plaza, both in Minneapolis. He also designed furniture, including the “Rapson Rapid Rocker” in 1945 for Knoll Furniture.

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Keeping the faith in the new Northeast

Keeping the faith in the new Northeast

| Jonathan Liedl | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Longtime residents of Northeast have fond memories of growing up in the historically Catholic part of Minneapolis, affectionately known as “a small town in the big city.” They share stories of games of hide-and-seek with 50-plus kids in the neighborhood park. They can tell you the names of the members of every family that lived on their block. And they recall how on Sunday mornings, nearly every family in the neighborhood would walk to their respective ethnic parish, beckoned by the call of church bells that rang out from the 12 Catholic churches and chapels in or on the borders of Northeast.

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West St. Paul parish merges with Our Lady of Guadalupe

West St. Paul parish merges with Our Lady of Guadalupe

| July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

As part of the merger, St. Michael’s sacramental records will transfer to Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is less than 2 miles away.

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