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Hahn, Richert emphasize importance of engaging in local politics

Hahn, Richert emphasize importance of engaging in local politics

| September 30, 2016 | 3 Comments

Presidential election mania often overshadows the multitude of critical races other than the one for the White House.

“[It’s] through the local level, where we restore the foundation and begin to rebuild … the culture,” Scott Richert told the crowd gathered at the University of St. Thomas on Sept. 21.

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Five St. Thomas Academy and Visitation students honored for saving teacher’s life

Five St. Thomas Academy and Visitation students honored for saving teacher’s life

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Saint Thomas Academy teacher Mitch Taraschi awarded five certificates Monday to students who saved his life back in May.

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Archdiocese reports allegation of priest serving in SD

Archdiocese reports allegation of priest serving in SD

| September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The alleged sexual abuse involves Father Joseph Thomas Forcelle and is from the late 1970s and early 1980s when he was serving as a priest at St. Mark in St. Paul. Father Forcelle has been serving in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, since 1984. The archdiocese said it notified that diocese.

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Pax Christi founder dies

Pax Christi founder dies

| September 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father John Timothy Power died on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the age of 76.

The founding pastor of Pax Christi in Eden Prairie, Father Power was born on Oct. 13, 1939 in Faribault. He received Holy Orders on May 28, 1966 after seminary studies at Nazareth Hall, St. Paul Seminary and Catholic University.

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12,000 attend inaugural all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit

12,000 attend inaugural all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit

| September 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

An estimated 12,000 students, teachers and staff of Catholic schools filled CHS Field in St. Paul Sept. 22 for the first all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Former parish employee arrested after abuse allegation

Former parish employee arrested after abuse allegation

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mitchell Bolkcom, a former employee and volunteer at St. Michael in Prior Lake, was arrested Sept. 15 by Bloomington Police and charged in Hennepin County with criminal sexual conduct after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor. He was released from jail with conditions Sept. 20 on $50,000 bail.

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Champions for Life award winners announced

Champions for Life award winners announced

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three individuals and one group will receive pro-life awards at the St. John Paul II Champions for Life award luncheon Oct. 13.

Hannah Hoekman of Epiphany in Coon Rapids, Viviana Sotro of St. Stephen in Minneapolis and Agnes Dynes of Holy Childhood in St. Paul will all receive individual category awards. The Youth Social Ministry Team from St. Pius X in White Bear Lake won the Catholic affiliated group category.

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St. Bernard committed to keep iconic bell towers

St. Bernard committed to keep iconic bell towers

| September 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

In spite of St. Bernard’s losses over the past six years, the St. Paul parish will invest in the one thing people can’t miss.

“The bells are important for the Church life,” St. Bernard pastor Father Ivan Sant said. “It is an image of the voice of God calling us, and it is a tradition of the Church.”

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Clergy take to the course during Ryder Cup

Clergy take to the course during Ryder Cup

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chaska Police Chief Scott Knight didn’t want to see golf fans at Hazeltine National Gold Club spiritually unprovided for again.

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Parishes heed bishops’ call to step up in prayer and action to end violence

Parishes heed bishops’ call to step up in prayer and action to end violence

| Matthew Davis and Jessica Trygstad | September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Throughout the summer, headlines across the country announced shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police officers. Some incidents spurred peaceful protests while others incited more violence, including the killing of police officers.
Many questions remain amid assertions of racism and injustice. But with encouragement from the U.S. bishops, many Catholics are starting conversations, fueled by prayer, to build their communities and seek an end to violence.

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Bishop, other leaders call for peace, unity after attack in St. Cloud

Bishop, other leaders call for peace, unity after attack in St. Cloud

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

One day after a knife-wielding man injured nine people at a shopping mall near St. Cloud, Bishop Donald Kettler called for prayers for those impacted by the violence.

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Cello on a stick: Woman with religious hopes wins State Fair talent competition

Cello on a stick: Woman with religious hopes wins State Fair talent competition

| September 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Anne Goedtke loves the Minnesota State Fair.
This year, the Fair loved her back.

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