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Archbishop Hebda encourages homework in uniting Catholics and Lutherans

Archbishop Hebda encourages homework in uniting Catholics and Lutherans

| January 25, 2017 | 13 Comments

Speaking at an ecumenical prayer service Jan. 22, Archbishop Bernard Hebda exhorted the congregation of Catholics and Lutherans to keep working for unity in light of last October’s joint statement in Lund, Sweden.

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At bankruptcy’s two-year mark, creditors will soon vote on plan

At bankruptcy’s two-year mark, creditors will soon vote on plan

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis marks the two-year anniversary of entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it anticipates that two different plans for Reorganization will be put before creditors for a vote in February. A court order is expected to establish a 30-day timeline for ballots to be mailed to creditors, including more than 450 sexual abuse claimants. The archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings are the first among more than a dozen bankruptcies of U.S. dioceses that involve competing plans for Reorganization.

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Speaker: Catholic schools must cultivate identity to keep students in the faith

Speaker: Catholic schools must cultivate identity to keep students in the faith

| Susan Klemond | January 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

The vision for Catholic education outlined in many Church documents hasn’t changed, but some Catholic schools need to regain this vision and develop a traditional Catholic identity in order to raise future Church and societal leaders in the faith, said Jamie Arthur, director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Education Honor Roll who spoke at an event for parents Jan. 19 at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.

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Pro-life Action Ministries’ headquarters vandalized

Pro-life Action Ministries’ headquarters vandalized

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The St. Paul building that contains the headquarters of Pro-Life Action Ministries was vandalized sometime after 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. It was discovered the morning of Jan. 23, said Executive Director Brian Gibson. Someone painted an upside down cross on an outside wall, plus derogatory messages about unborn children and President Donald Trump. Gibson said […]

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MCCL march draws thousands; local delegation to attend national march for life

MCCL march draws thousands; local delegation to attend national march for life

| January 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

On Jan. 27, 83 youths and 35 adult volunteers from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will join the anticipated tens of thousands from around the U.S. for the 44th annual national March for Life in Washington, D.C. While the march normally falls on Jan. 22, it moved to Jan. 27 due to the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration.

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Msgr. Srnec, archdiocese’s oldest priest, dies at 98

Msgr. Srnec, archdiocese’s oldest priest, dies at 98

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Stanley Srnec, the oldest priest in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, died Jan. 21. He was 98 years old and a priest for 74 years.

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Archbishop Hebda to preach at prayer service for Reformation’s 500th anniversary

Archbishop Hebda to preach at prayer service for Reformation’s 500th anniversary

| January 20, 2017 | 67 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will represent the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for an ecumenical prayer service Jan. 22 in recognition of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary.

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Longtime prison ministry letter writer Sister Mary Mark Mahoney dies at 106

Longtime prison ministry letter writer Sister Mary Mark Mahoney dies at 106

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Mark Mahoney, who became known for her prison ministry, died Jan. 11 at the age of 106.

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St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

St. Paul Seminary course aims to turn future priests into ‘fishermen’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

While visiting Vatican offices, speaking to Catholic movements and following the footsteps of the early Christians, a group of transitional deacons from St. Paul, was in Rome getting an inside look into the church’s mission in the world.

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Sisters of St. Joseph join in national prayer for presidential inauguration

Sisters of St. Joseph join in national prayer for presidential inauguration

| January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

In anticipation of the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in St. Paul held an event to pray for a peaceful transition of power.

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Pastors’ parish snapshot survey gives priests a barometer for service

Pastors’ parish snapshot survey gives priests a barometer for service

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the work of Father Mike Tix and five other pastors in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the archdiocese now has a web survey for pastors to get a snapshot of their parish. After a conversation between Father Tix and Deacon Rip Riordan about the idea, Father Tix gathered a pilot and development group of pastors to form the survey in 2016.

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St. Thomas Academy rifle team headed to nationals with CMP state championship

St. Thomas Academy rifle team headed to nationals with CMP state championship

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Four St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights students and rifle team members will head to nationals in March after winning the state title Jan. 7 in Forest Lake.

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