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Deacon Becker served in St. Michael

Deacon Becker served in St. Michael

| May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Donald Becker died May 24 at age 89. He was born in Rogers in 1930.

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Archbishop: Newly-ordained priests called to discern, serve

Archbishop: Newly-ordained priests called to discern, serve

| May 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Urging them to discern God’s will and serve others, Arcbishop Bernard Hebda ordained five men to the priesthood May 25 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Priesthood ordination recorded live from the Cathedral of Saint Paul

Priesthood ordination recorded live from the Cathedral of Saint Paul

| May 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Priesthood Ordination live from the Cathedral of Saint Paul

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Grandmother’s paintings dedicated for display at Our Lady of Lourdes

Grandmother’s paintings dedicated for display at Our Lady of Lourdes

| May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mildred Griffith was a teenager in the early 1900s when she started painting religious art. Two of her pieces now are going to reside at Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis, where her grandson, Father Daniel Griffith, is the pastor.

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Restored bells ring in new era for St. Bernard

Restored bells ring in new era for St. Bernard

| May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Bells chiming in St. Bernard’s renovated bell towers since Easter Sunday signal more than sacred times in St. Paul’s North End neighborhood.

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Concerned about sports parity,  MIAC removes University of St. Thomas

Concerned about sports parity, MIAC removes University of St. Thomas

| May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Officials at St. Thomas worked hard to remain in and stabilize the conference it helped found in 1920, Sullivan said. But citing athletic competitive parity as a primary concern, the MIAC Presidents’ Council made its decision, she said.

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Deacon Wierschem ministered in Medina

Deacon Wierschem ministered in Medina

| May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Deacon Joseph Wierschem died May 14 at St. Therese of New Hope. He was 95.

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St. Paul attorney sues Vatican for documentation of clergy offenders, cover-ups

St. Paul attorney sues Vatican for documentation of clergy offenders, cover-ups

| May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson announced May 14 that he is representing five sexual abuse survivors suing the Holy See for names of clergy sexual abuse offenders worldwide and the names of Church leaders who have been involved in abuse cover-up.

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St. John Vianney’s heart in Twin Cities May 30-31

St. John Vianney’s heart in Twin Cities May 30-31

| May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The heart of St. John Vianney — patron saint of priests and the secondary patron of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, after the Apostle Paul — will be venerated at two local parishes at the end of May. Holy Family in St. Louis Park will host the relic May 30, and the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul will host it May 31.

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Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens invite young adults to January ‘ad limina’ visit in Rome

Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens invite young adults to January ‘ad limina’ visit in Rome

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s second “ad limina” visit with a pope and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzen’s first will include some special guests — as many as 15 young adults are invited to accompany them on the trip to Rome.

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Portraitist reviving talent by painting 50 modern saints

Portraitist reviving talent by painting 50 modern saints

| May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Despite a longtime love for painting and a bachelor’s degree in studio art, Bernadette Gockowski set down her brushes after college. For nine years, she didn’t make art. When she picked them back up last year, it was begrudgingly.

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Archbishop: Pope’s legislation on clergy abuse includes ‘groundbreaking provisions’

Archbishop: Pope’s legislation on clergy abuse includes ‘groundbreaking provisions’

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I am grateful that these new norms envision the meaningful engagement of lay experts, whose professional skills are clearly needed to accomplish this difficult work,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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