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Judge: Archdiocese not responsible for appeal fees in bankruptcy

Judge: Archdiocese not responsible for appeal fees in bankruptcy

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Kressel ruled Dec. 8 that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis wouldn’t be responsible for paying approximately $355,000 in legal fees incurred by the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in seeking to consolidate parish, school and foundation assets into the archdiocese’s bankruptcy.

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St. Joseph Workers make spirits bright while honing leadership skills

St. Joseph Workers make spirits bright while honing leadership skills

| Susan Klemond | December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph Worker Program participant Kiki Sykes knows by name the children she serves at the nonprofit Jeremiah Program, and she also knows that the ones experiencing poverty might not receive what they’re wishing for this Christmas.

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Stillwater family carries on Zach Sobiech’s legacy

Stillwater family carries on Zach Sobiech’s legacy

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Danny Valerius of Stillwater stood with his parents and two older brothers in the Mall of America rotunda as a crowd of hundreds gathered Dec. 9 for an annual fundraising event put on by KS95 radio to honor the memory of Zach Sobiech, who died of cancer in 2013 at age 18.

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Bruess leaving St. Kate’s to head St. Norbert College

Bruess leaving St. Kate’s to head St. Norbert College

| December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Longtime St. Catherine University administrator Brian Bruess will become the top official at St. Norbert College after this academic year, the college announced Dec. 12.

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Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

| December 12, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catholic Church will not abandon immigrants and refugees, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and other leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis wrote in a letter to immigrants Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Archbishop Hebda and company referenced the birth of Jesus since he “was born in a manger away from his home” and the “Holy Family themselves experienced a time as refugees in Egypt.” The archbishop wrote the joint letter for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12 since the USCCB called for a National Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees that day.

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Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

Castro’s death spurs memories for Twin Cities Cubans

| December 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

Under Castro’s leadership, the Cuban revolution began in 1953, finally ousting sitting president Fulgencio Batista in 1959. It upended Piedra’s world; his mother spent 40 to 50 days in prison, and two brothers were imprisoned for three and seven years, respectively, he said.

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Archdiocese on track to meet settlement’s first-year requirements, but work remains

Archdiocese on track to meet settlement’s first-year requirements, but work remains

| December 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

One year after the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reached a significant settlement agreement with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office pledging to continue to improve safe environment policies and granting the county oversight, it is preparing to report to the court on progress made.

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Retired UST president, alumni partner to bring affordable health care to Uganda capital

Retired UST president, alumni partner to bring affordable health care to Uganda capital

| Doug Hennes | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Shamim Najjuuko sat on a bed in a hospital room in May, finally healthy and anxious to return home to her 2-month-old baby.

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Worlds collide in Reformation exhibition

Worlds collide in Reformation exhibition

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visitors to “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation” — which runs through Jan. 15 — can view the papal bull excommunicating Martin Luther and some of the indulgences that were fodder for the former priest’s break from the Catholic Church.

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Catholic Charities honors longtime supporter at annual St. Nick Dinner

Catholic Charities honors longtime supporter at annual St. Nick Dinner

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities honored Tim Welsh, a former board member and longtime volunteer, Dec. 1 at its St. Nicholas Annual Dinner with its Life of Distinction Award.

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Court denies archdiocese bankruptcy consolidation

Court denies archdiocese bankruptcy consolidation

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Montgomery affirmed Dec. 6 an earlier U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling that the assets of 187 parishes, three Catholic high schools and the Catholic Community Foundation are separate and cannot be consolidated into the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ bankruptcy.

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Pallium Mass a celebration of local link to pope

Pallium Mass a celebration of local link to pope

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Since July, Archbishop Bernard Hebda has kept a small brown box in his office with something Pope Francis gave him, but he hasn’t yet been able to use. It is his neatly folded pallium — a small vestment used only by archbishops that the pope blessed in Rome June 29, and which the apostolic nuncio will officially confer on him Dec. 18 at a 2:30 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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