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New Brighton writer helps incarcerated women pen stories of hurt, hope

New Brighton writer helps incarcerated women pen stories of hurt, hope

| Melenie Soucheray | July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The collected works of 43 women, “Breaking the Cycle: Writings by Women in Prison,” was published in April. The authors hope it will influence others to avoid criminal activity.

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Catholics to meet at Basilica following National Black Catholic Congress

Catholics to meet at Basilica following National Black Catholic Congress

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Twenty-six people from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis were among more than 2,000 who attended the 12th National Black Catholic Congress July 6-9 in Orlando.

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Faith takes center court for Jr. NBA award-winning coach Berran

Faith takes center court for Jr. NBA award-winning coach Berran

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before playing a state championship game earlier this year, the players on Carrie Berran’s seventh-grade girls basketball traveling team gathered for prayer.

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A Minneapolis native, Jesuit begins ministry across the river

A Minneapolis native, Jesuit begins ministry across the river

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jesuit Father Richard Fichtinger recently took a walk along the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis for the first time in nine years after returning from formation with the order.

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Judge hopes agreement inspires long-term change

Judge hopes agreement inspires long-term change

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ director and deputy director for Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards appeared in Ramsey County court July 10 to provide Judge Teresa Warner with a status report on the archdiocese’s compliance efforts to ensure safe environments for children.

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Archdiocesan group visits Alaska mission diocese

Archdiocesan group visits Alaska mission diocese

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eight people from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis visited the Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska, June 15-June 22 to learn about in one of the most remote parts of the U.S.

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Father McCauley, former MCC executive director, dies

Father McCauley, former MCC executive director, dies

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teresa Lodoen was caught off guard when she got an email from the pastor of her parish, St. Peter in Mendota, July 7. As she was finishing the wedding rehearsal of her daughter, Natalie, Father Steven Hoffman informed her that a long-time priest friend of hers, Father David McCauley, had died that day. He was 79.

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Basilica to install ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue on its campus

Basilica to install ‘Homeless Jesus’ statue on its campus

| July 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis has commissioned a cast of “Homeless Jesus,” a bronze sculpture of a life-sized Christ-figure sleeping in a blanket on a park bench. It will be installed on the Basilica campus Nov. 19, which Pope Francis has designated as the World Day of the Poor.

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Fraternity of St. Charles priests look forward to serving at St. Peter in North St. Paul

Fraternity of St. Charles priests look forward to serving at St. Peter in North St. Paul

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having met Christ in the midst of community, Italian priests Father Ettore Ferrario and Father Pietro Rossotti hope to lead the people of St. Peter in North St. Paul to a similar encounter as they begin their ministry at the 128-year-old parish.

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Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

Convocation inspires MN delegates, expected to inform local synod

| July 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

Archbishop Hebda described the convocation as “a great opportunity to bring people together from broad backgrounds, to have the opportunity to explore the present state of the Church in the United States, and to hear about what’s being done in other places to promote missionary discipleship.”

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Religious sisters host retreat for women working with trafficking victims

Religious sisters host retreat for women working with trafficking victims

| July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Working with women who’ve been trafficked can take a toll on those who hear their stories and try to help them rebuild their lives. That’s why staff members from two Minnesota organizations that work with victims of sex trafficking and other violent crimes gathered at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul June 2-3 for a necessary break.

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Abria Pregnancy Resources names new executive director

Abria Pregnancy Resources names new executive director

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nancy Utoft, who for the last two years has served on the board of directors for Abria Pregnancy Resources in St. Paul, was recently named its executive director.

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