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Longtime rural pastor remembered for Gospel explanations

Longtime rural pastor remembered for Gospel explanations

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A longtime pastor of rural parishes, Father Robert Dobihal died June 16 at the age of 90. Ordained a priest in 1950 and retired in 1991, he also celebrated Sunday Mass at St. Jerome in Maplewood following retirement. His funeral Mass was June 22 at St. Jerome in Maplewood was celebrated by Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Ursulines bid farewell to Villa Maria retreat center near Lake Pepin

Ursulines bid farewell to Villa Maria retreat center near Lake Pepin

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The absence of Ursuline sisters at Villa Maria and its distance from the order’s provincial office in St. Louis were key factors in the province leadership team’s decision to close the retreat center and sell the property.

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Annual Rural Life Sunday Mass celebrates farming, creation, community

Annual Rural Life Sunday Mass celebrates farming, creation, community

| Clare Kolars | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kay Keller hopes one takeaway will be a realization that Catholics, both rural and urban, should care about each other as a family. “It’s a way to help city folks remember rural life still exists and to give them an opportunity to come and see a farm,” she said. “Mass is a bonus.”

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Economy of Communion conference considers role of faith in the marketplace

Economy of Communion conference considers role of faith in the marketplace

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

“EoC gives hope there’s another way of doing things,” said Nicola Sanna, CEO of RiskLens, the Washington-based cyber security risk company, speaking to conference attendees June 10. He said that with EoC, business is an instrument for making a difference in the world.

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BSM graduate dies during camping trip

BSM graduate dies during camping trip

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Benilde-St. Margaret’s School in St. Louis Park is mourning the death of recent graduate Alec Lawrenz, 18, of Wayzata, who drowned June 11 in the Temperance River while on a camping trip.

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Archdiocese: Jewelry sale part of Reorganization plan

Archdiocese: Jewelry sale part of Reorganization plan

| June 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

As stated in the plan for Reorganization the archdiocese filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court May 26, it plans to sell non-essential items — including jewelry and art — without liturgical value to compensate people who have filed claims against the archdiocese, including victims of clergy sex abuse.

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Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher to visit Minnesota parishes

Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher to visit Minnesota parishes

| Bridget Ryder | June 9, 2016 | 3 Comments

Renaissance men role models for religious freedom

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Laughter a ministry for new Redemptorist priest

Laughter a ministry for new Redemptorist priest

| June 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Father Aaron Meszaros walked into a second-grade classroom at St. Alphonsus School in Brooklyn Center May 26 with a suitcase in one hand and a stuffed chicken in the other.

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Archdiocese raises nearly $500K for retired religious men and women

Archdiocese raises nearly $500K for retired religious men and women

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis raised a final total of $491,329 for the 2015 Retirement Fund for Religious appeal.

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Rural parish-sponsored music festival draws thousands

Rural parish-sponsored music festival draws thousands

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

An estimated 3,500 people attended the second bi-annual All Saints Music Festival May 20 at the Little Log House Pioneer Village in Hastings, organized by the clustered parishes of St. John the Baptist in Vermillion; St. Joseph in Miesville; St. Mary in New Trier; St. Mathias in Hampton; and St. Pius V in Cannon Falls.

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2016 Catholic Services Appeal ahead of last year’s campaign

2016 Catholic Services Appeal ahead of last year’s campaign

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Seventeen weeks into the 2016 Catholic Services Appeal, the Plymouth-based Catholic Services Appeal Foundation reports that it is ahead of last year’s campaign, both in dollars pledged and dollars received, as well as the total number of gifts.

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Risen Christ honored GHR Foundation with annual award

Risen Christ honored GHR Foundation with annual award

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Risen Christ Catholic School in Minneapolis presented the Minneapolis-based GHR Foundation with its annual Circle of Light Award May 25. Risen Christ President Michael Rogers credits the foundation with aiding the K-8 school’s work in educating low-income students and students of color.

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