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Knights Supreme Convention: Anderson emphasizes assistance to refugees around the world

Knights Supreme Convention: Anderson emphasizes assistance to refugees around the world

| Susan Klemond | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five years after the Islamic State invaded northern Iraq and began systematically persecuting the country’s Christians, the Knights of Columbus continue their work supporting Iraqi parishes that are rebuilding after the genocide, part of the work of charity, unity and fraternity long practiced by the fraternal service organization, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in his annual report Aug. 6 at the 137th Supreme Convention of the Order of the Knights of Columbus.

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Minnesota Knights of Columbus host 137th annual Supreme Convention

Minnesota Knights of Columbus host 137th annual Supreme Convention

| August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Marc Peters of St. Joseph of the Lakes in Lino Lakes became the state deputy of the Knights of Columbus two years ago, he had no idea part of his job would entail standing on the pitcher’s mound at Target Field in Minneapolis poised to make the first pitch in an August game between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals.

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Archdiocese continues to meet Ramsey County settlement requirements

Archdiocese continues to meet Ramsey County settlement requirements

| August 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Oversight is set to end early next year

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Local Catholics join archbishop for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia

Local Catholics join archbishop for CRS trip to Laos, Cambodia

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Michael Wenger of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul served lunches to hungry elementary school students in Laos, he knew exactly why he had accepted an invitation to join his father, Brian, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and three other local Catholics on a trip to Laos and Cambodia sponsored by Catholic Relief Services.

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Opportunities for lay ministry come into focus in lead-up to synod

Opportunities for lay ministry come into focus in lead-up to synod

| Jonathon Liedl | August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the archdiocese clear of bankruptcy stemming from the clergy sexual abuse crisis and preparations underway for a 2021 synod focusing on pastoral needs, leaders in the archdiocese believe the stage is set for revitalizing lay ministry.

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New parish planning committee driven by lay leadership

New parish planning committee driven by lay leadership

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new committee for parish planning formed by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being driven by lay leadership and a desire to provide flexible and timely assistance to parishes.

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Survivor of clergy abuse to coordinate archdiocese’s outreach efforts

Survivor of clergy abuse to coordinate archdiocese’s outreach efforts

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Opportunities for healing in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse crisis — for victims/survivors, their families and parishioners — are growing in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. To help coordinate, publicize and organize those efforts, and to search for new avenues of healing, the archdiocese has created a new position — Outreach Coordinator for Restorative Justice and Abuse Prevention.Paula Kaempffer began work June 10.

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Eugene McAllister named interim president of St. John’s University

Eugene McAllister named interim president of St. John’s University

| Reprinted with permission from The Central Minnesota Catholic | July 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eugene McAllister has been named interim president of St. John’s University in Collegeville by the school’s board of trustees, according to a July 29 news release from the university.

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Twin Cities Polish Festival to add outdoor Mass

Twin Cities Polish Festival to add outdoor Mass

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Amid the perogies, Chopin music and Polish egg decorating, the Twin Cities Polish Festival will include — for the first time — an outdoor Mass during its Aug. 9-11 celebration in northeast Minneapolis.

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Grandparents invited to visit the Holy Land

Grandparents invited to visit the Holy Land

| July 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kim and Shawn Doyle of St. Joseph in Rosemount celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary July 20. They went extra large on gifts to mark the occasion.

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Catholic entrepreneur launches St. Joseph Business Guild

Catholic entrepreneur launches St. Joseph Business Guild

| Sam Patet | July 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like any good entrepreneur, Roger Vasko has a knack for getting businesses to thrive. At age 28, he bought his father’s business — Vasko Rubbish Removal — with his younger brother and proceeded to expand its client base sevenfold over the next 18 years, from 150 businesses to 1,100.

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Guidebook for Catholic business leaders remains hidden gem

Guidebook for Catholic business leaders remains hidden gem

| Christina Capecchi | July 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

A guidebook for business leaders that was developed largely by local Catholics and released as an official Vatican document in 2012 made a big splash around the world, but it remains largely unknown in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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