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Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

Young adult Catholics consider their role as Church addresses abuse cover up

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every table in the Basilica of St. Mary’s basement hall was filled Aug. 28 as about 100 young adults gathered in Minneapolis to discuss the scandal of clergy sexual abuse and its cover-up.

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St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will preside over an ecumenical prayer service for racial justice, peace and healing 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at St. Peter Claver in St. Paul. 

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Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 20 Catholics gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul following Mass Aug. 26 to pray in response to the clergy sex abuse scandal. The prayer service was part of a national call-to-action from the newly formed group, #CatholicsForAction.

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Cretin-Derham Hall faces lawsuit over expelled student due to safety threat

Cretin-Derham Hall faces lawsuit over expelled student due to safety threat

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six months after Cretin-Derham Hall addressed a rumored gun-related safety threat, the St. Paul Catholic high school faces a lawsuit from the expelled student tied to the rumor.

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After call for MN grand jury, archdiocese says it will cooperate with ‘any new investigation’

After call for MN grand jury, archdiocese says it will cooperate with ‘any new investigation’

| August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said that it would cooperate with any new investigation into clergy sex abuse Aug. 23, following a St. Paul attorney’s call for Minnesota’s governor to commission a grand jury to investigate the situation statewide.

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Fear falling? At St. Therese, NASA has residents’ backs

Fear falling? At St. Therese, NASA has residents’ backs

| Michael P. Kassner | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Until recently, Phyllis Sisinni, a member of St. John in Hugo and resident of St. Therese of Woodbury, had a very real fear of falling. It wasn’t unreasonable: She had already fallen several times. It is also why Sisinni’s doctor prescribed a balance evaluation the Catholic senior care facility began offering in March.

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UST grad leverages engineering skill to help Senegalese women farm

UST grad leverages engineering skill to help Senegalese women farm

| Anne Fredrickson | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

For many college seniors, the culmination of their studies is acing an exam, presenting a research paper or creating a capstone project. For 2018 University of St. Thomas graduate Bridget Gerenz, it was traveling to Senegal in May to see her engineering work in action in farm fields where women thresh millet.

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What’s new in Catholic schools

What’s new in Catholic schools

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked principals of all of the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share their new initiatives, projects and leaders for the 2018-2019 school year. The following is a selection of their responses.

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Following in namesake’s footsteps led Minnesota priest to his own Latin American mission

Following in namesake’s footsteps led Minnesota priest to his own Latin American mission

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a way, Father Greg Schaffer, 53, was set up from the beginning to serve as a missionary priest in Latin America. But perhaps not in Venezuela.

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In bleak Venezuela, archdiocesan mission supplies hope

In bleak Venezuela, archdiocesan mission supplies hope

| August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Visitors to La Revancha bakery in San Felix, Venezuela, are greeted by a large menu listing a wide variety of breads and baked goods. But before customers start to reach for their wallets, they need to look a little closer: Instead of a price, a “no” sticker is placed next to nearly all of the items, indicating their unavailability.

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St. Cloud-native nun’s pregame first pitch wows crowd, online world

St. Cloud-native nun’s pregame first pitch wows crowd, online world

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not only is Dominican Sister Mary Jo Sobieck a nun, she’s also an internet sensation.

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Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the sun set Aug. 20, about 120 Catholics gathered at the bottom of the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for survivors of clergy sexual abuse and for a cleansing of the Church.

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