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Archdiocese continues to meet Ramsey County settlement requirements

Archdiocese continues to meet Ramsey County settlement requirements

| July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The progress in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy reorganization, which is expected to be settled in a matter of months, will allow the archdiocese to move ahead with restorative justice efforts with survivors outlined in the settlement agreement, Tim O’Malley said.

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Local parishes can celebrate Blessed Casey’s first feast day

Local parishes can celebrate Blessed Casey’s first feast day

| July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Blessed Casey, a Capuchin priest in Detroit, was born in 1870 in Oak Grove, Wisconsin, about 15 miles west of Hastings. His uncle was pastor of St. Michael in Stillwater, where a young Solanus was confirmed. As a teenager, Father Casey was in the care of his priest-uncle and worked odd jobs in Stillwater, including at a lumber mill and brick kiln.

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Couple chooses to wed during Sunday liturgy at Transfiguration parish

Couple chooses to wed during Sunday liturgy at Transfiguration parish

| July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Gretchen Berkebile was just days away from her scheduled wedding July 14 at Transfiguration in Oakdale, and her joy was evident as she talked about the details of a ceremony that was to take place during the parish’s regularly scheduled 5 p.m. Saturday Mass — an usual move, but one the Church allows.

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Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

Father Taphorn named new rector of St. Paul Seminary

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I am grateful to Archbishop Hebda and the seminary Board of Trustees for the opportunity to work with men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood and forming those who God is calling to ordination,” Father Joseph Taphorn said in a July 16 statement.

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St. Paul Seminary rector emeritus had friendship with Kolkata saint

St. Paul Seminary rector emeritus had friendship with Kolkata saint

| Christina Capecchi | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Here comes this tiny nun in blue and white,” recalls Msgr. Callaghan, who worked as an official in the Vatican Congregation for Religious at the time. “She was as big as a munchkin, God’s little bundle of love and joy.”

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‘Padre Santiago’ hopes to import ministry of encounter to Columbia Heights

‘Padre Santiago’ hopes to import ministry of encounter to Columbia Heights

| Jonathan Liedl | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The earthy smell of simmering cornmeal “arepas” rose from the stovetop as a young American priest was welcomed into the humble home with a kiss on the cheek and an affectionate salutation of “Padre!” As he did most nights of the week, Father James Peterson was joining parishioners for dinner.

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Pastors say parish settlement contribution small but significant

Pastors say parish settlement contribution small but significant

| July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We’re all part of the same Church. We’re all part of the same body of Christ,” Father Livingston said of the St. Paul in Ham Lake’s decision to contribute to the settlement.

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As worship director, Father Erickson was behind the scenes of every major local liturgy

As worship director, Father Erickson was behind the scenes of every major local liturgy

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

My pastor didn’t follow the Mass rubrics; what are you going to do about it? Where do I find the prayers for a house blessing? Can my parish celebrate St. Genesius April 1?  

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Honoring heritage, unity essential to Our Lady of Lourdes’ restoration

Honoring heritage, unity essential to Our Lady of Lourdes’ restoration

| Abby Vakulskas | July 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We’ve learned a lot about art in the church throughout this restoration,” a Lourdes parishioner said. “It gave me the perspective of how we can learn and pray in different ways, not just through words.”

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Stillwater bookstore fights to keep doors open

Stillwater bookstore fights to keep doors open

| July 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

An ancient book on a wooden pedestal in a downtown Stillwater shop stands as a testament to the value of a “brick and mortar” bookselling business.

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Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

Msgr. Callaghan’s leadership rooted in working-class Pennsylvania, gold-leafed Rome

| Christina Capecchi | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Step into Msgr. Aloysius Callaghan’s office, and the first thing you see is an homage to his hometown — line art of Heckscherville, Pennsylvania, originally known as The Irish Valley, “just a little patch in the coal-mining region,” he said.

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Altar stones reminiscent of Mass in the early Church

Altar stones reminiscent of Mass in the early Church

| Susan Klemond | July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Embedded in the tops of altars in some Catholic churches are stone panels that contain hidden treasure: the relics of saints and martyrs.

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