A select group of clergy from nine dioceses in the province encompassing Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota gathered for the first Freedom Academy, hosted by the Minnesota Catholic Conference, June 2 and 3 at the Nicollet Island Inn.
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As threats to religious liberty mount, local forum seeks to help Catholics respond
Reilly served as president of Academy of Holy Angels from 1995 until her retirement in 2011 when she was given the honorary title of president emeritus. She continues to serve Catholic schools in an advisory capacity through her consulting practice.
The seminarians comprised the largest ordination class since 2005.
Married couples are invited to join Archbishop John Nienstedt on June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul for Archdiocesan Marriage Day featuring Mass, renewal of vows, and a short reception.
On Corpus Christi Sunday, June 2, (Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ), Bishop Lee Piché will lead the Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession.
In his rule, St. Benedict writes, “Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ.” But that was written 500 years ago. How can the Church, and parishes in particular, do that effectively today?
A Freedom Forum addressing contemporary threats to religious freedom and the rights and responsibilities of Catholics will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 22 at St. Peter in Mendota.
Zach Sobiech of St. Michael in Stillwater, who inspired thousands of people around the country and the world during his battle with cancer, and with the music he wrote and recorded during his fight, died at 6:30 a.m. May 20, surrounded by his family and girlfriend Amy Adamle. He was 18.
While funds from the Catholic Services Appeal help to fund ministries in the archdiocese ranging from Catholic schools and Catholic Charities to seminarian education and youth programs, the CSA isn’t the only source of financial support for essential programs in the local Church.
The Minnesota Catholic Conference was tracking a number of issues throughout the 2013 legislative session, which ended May 20. Here is a sampling of what passed and what didn’t: