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Modern adoption: Birth mothers stay connected to children

Modern adoption: Birth mothers stay connected to children

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Kate Gillen walks down the aisle on her wedding day next June at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park, the son whom she placed for adoption as a college freshman will be there with a special role.

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Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap

| Melenie Soucheray | November 17, 2017 | 2 Comments

Held at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, the panel agreed that collaboration among pastors, educators, families, alumni, philanthropists and public policy makers is needed to tackle the challenges, which panelists cited as poverty, lack of teacher support and low buy-in for Catholic education.

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Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

Father Simonson retires, reflects on 40 years at St. Clement

| November 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

When Father Spencer Howe came on board in July as parochial administrator of Holy Cross in northeast Minneapolis, it didn’t take him long to learn about the “giant” who preceded him, Father Earl Simonson.

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Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament returns

Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament returns

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Back by growing demand, local Catholic high school girls basketball teams will commence their seasons at the second annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 24-25.

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University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

University of St. Thomas receives $50 million gift

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Future business students at the University of St. Thomas will benefit from a $50 million gift to the school from the GHR Foundation, which was announced Nov. 16 at a gathering that featured remarks by a student and by President Julie Sullivan.

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U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison

U of M ‘Magnificat’ concert prompts reflection on mothers in prison

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The concert’s director is connecting the uncertainty, fear and hope of incarcerated mothers to another mother who may have experienced similar emotions 2,000 years ago, when she was preparing to give birth to the Messiah.

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Fire damages historic Catholic school building in Jordan

Fire damages historic Catholic school building in Jordan

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. John the Baptist Principal Courtney Bierlein said that the school is grateful that the building was unoccupied and not greatly damaged, but that the fire still caused staff and students to reflect on their ties to the site.

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Inspired by WINE, National Catholic Women’s Conference draws 1,200

Inspired by WINE, National Catholic Women’s Conference draws 1,200

| Sharon Wilson | November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

More than 1,200 women from more than 25 states gathered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Oct. 21 for the first National Catholic Women’s Conference, under the umbrella of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization.

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Local Hmong Catholic appointed to USCCB subcommittee

Local Hmong Catholic appointed to USCCB subcommittee

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yang said it’s his job “to be a liaison for the Hmong ministry, to communicate from a national perspective and pastoral ministry perspective to the Hmong Catholic community.”

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Teens injured when bus bound for retreat overturns

Teens injured when bus bound for retreat overturns

| November 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

-age students from a Burnsville parish overturned Saturday morning while traveling to a retreat.

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Transfiguration campaign aims to bolster Mass participation

Transfiguration campaign aims to bolster Mass participation

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

A fall initiative at Transfiguration in Oakdale has put commitment to Sunday Mass in the forefront.

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Archbishop Hebda invites pilgrims to accompany him to Italy

Archbishop Hebda invites pilgrims to accompany him to Italy

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda is returning to Italy for a pilgrimage Sept. 20-28, 2018, and he has invited Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to accompany him.

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