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Father Ronald Dahlheimer dies

Father Ronald Dahlheimer dies

| March 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Ronald Dahlheimer, a beekeeper and lover of classical music, died Feb. 26. He was 83.

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Three hospitals, Catholic Charities collaborate in new medical center

Three hospitals, Catholic Charities collaborate in new medical center

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Regions, United and St. Joseph hospitals are partnering with Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis for a 16-bed medical respite unit at Higher Ground St. Paul, Catholic Charities’ new vision for the Dorothy Day Center, which serves the homeless.

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New Ulm diocese files for bankruptcy in response to clergy sex abuse claims

New Ulm diocese files for bankruptcy in response to clergy sex abuse claims

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of New Ulm filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code March 3 in response to 101 lawsuits related to clergy sexual abuse claims made against it. The lawsuits were filed during the Minnesota Child Victims Act’s three-year lifting of the statute of limitations that ended May 25, 2015.

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Potential security threat closes DeLaSalle

Potential security threat closes DeLaSalle

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Lasallian school, which enrolls about 750 students in grades nine through 12, said the situation is unprecedented and closed the building to ensure the safety of students and staff. The investigation is ongoing while students have a “remote learning day.”

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WINE conference keynotes talk ‘saints in the making,’ spiritual motherhood

WINE conference keynotes talk ‘saints in the making,’ spiritual motherhood

| Sarah Moon | February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

The conference, with the theme, “Small Things, Great Love: It’s What We Do,” included speakers, confession, prayer teams, shopping at Catholic vendors and Mass with Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Longest Married Couple Project award goes to St. Pascal Baylon couple

Longest Married Couple Project award goes to St. Pascal Baylon couple

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vince and Leona Arceno, both 95, have been married 73 years and have an award to go along with the milestone.

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Corned beef OK on Lenten St. Patrick’s Day, Archbishop Hebda says

Corned beef OK on Lenten St. Patrick’s Day, Archbishop Hebda says

| February 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

If Catholics choose to eat corned beef — or any other meat — on St. Patricks’ Day, they must also “undertake a work of charity, an exercise of piety, or an act of comparable penance on some other occasion during the Second Week of Lent,” wrote Susan Mulheron, chancellor for canonical affairs for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Committee addressing unresolved parish planning recommendations

Committee addressing unresolved parish planning recommendations

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven years after the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis began implementing the mandates of a comprehensive strategic planning process, a new committee is working to reassess parts that never took effect. It plans to meet with pastors and leaders of parishes considering merging or clustering, and recommend solutions to Archbishop Bernard Hebda and his consultative councils.

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Monticello couple supports orphans, adoptive families after loss of infant daughter

Monticello couple supports orphans, adoptive families after loss of infant daughter

| Jessica Weinberger | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each year, Matt and Katrina Witschen host more than 150 friends and family members for an Oktoberfest party at their hobby farm outside Monticello. And each year, they’ve quietly placed a bucket out for party-goers to donate to a worthy case, whether it’s a local family facing a cancer diagnosis or an organization that supports orphans or children with special needs.

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Three parishes take fresh approach to adult faith formation

Three parishes take fresh approach to adult faith formation

| Bridget Ryder | February 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Brad Parent, 27, doesn’t usually talk during Mass, but one Sunday he spent much of the liturgy whispering to a friend. It wasn’t a conversation. The friend was searching for that something the world cannot give, and his search had led him to St. Mark in St. Paul with his Catholic friend. Parent, an active parishioner and well-catechized Catholic, wanted to make sure his friend understood what was going on. But after Parent had passed on all the knowledge he had, he realized there was still so much he didn’t know.

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First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven women at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul became the inaugural officers for the first Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary at a Feb. 10 installation Mass.

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Retreat helps young women discerning religious vocation

Retreat helps young women discerning religious vocation

| Melenie Soucheray | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his 18 months as director of the archdiocesan Office of Vocations, Father David Blume has come to believe that the discernment process is more difficult for women because they have so many options. That’s a challenge for women and for his office, he said.

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