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Deacon Wayne Wittman was peace and justice leader

Deacon Wayne Wittman was peace and justice leader

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Workers rights, human rights and peace were hallmarks of the active life of this Catholic deacon.

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Father Ambrose Mahon recalled as pastoral ‘shepherd’

Father Ambrose Mahon recalled as pastoral ‘shepherd’

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visitation and funeral arrangements have been made for the priest for whom the Mahon Center at St. Patrick in Edina in named.

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Father Colon’s priesthood called a true vocation

Father Colon’s priesthood called a true vocation

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

A young priest recalls how the late Father Vincent Colon influenced his own priesthood.

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Father Keller remembered for laughter

Father Keller remembered for laughter

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Lawrence Keller loved to laugh. That’s one thing his niece and caretaker Mary Kehoe recalled about the priest, who died Feb. 12 at age 93.

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Deacon Charles Bernard known for humility, woodworking

Deacon Charles Bernard known for humility, woodworking

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

The handiwork of Deacon Charles Bernard will be prominently displayed at his funeral Mass 11 a.m. Feb. 8 at Risen Savior in Burnsville.

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Father Riley was professor, pastor

Father Riley was professor, pastor

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father John F. Riley was both university professor and pastor — for a number of years both at the same time — during the 60 years of his priesthood.

He died Nov. 21 at 87.

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Irish-born actress Maureen O’Hara dies; was icon of golden age of movies

Irish-born actress Maureen O’Hara dies; was icon of golden age of movies

| Michael Brown | October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maureen O’Hara, one of the last icons of the golden age of movies, died Oct. 24 in Boise. She was 95.

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Sister Mary Ann Walsh, woman of faith, writer, spokeswoman, dies at 68

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, woman of faith, writer, spokeswoman, dies at 68

| Patricia Zapor | April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, who went from hometown schoolteacher to Vatican correspondent, lived out her drive to be a writer even in her last days. She died April 28 in her hometown of Albany, New York, after a battle with cancer.

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Father Keefe remembered as gifted spiritual director

Father Keefe remembered as gifted spiritual director

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Gerald Keefe, who died March 19 at the age of 93, is being remembered as a kind and humble priest, pastor and spiritual director.

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Sister Dominica Brennan admired for ‘pastoral heart’

Sister Dominica Brennan admired for ‘pastoral heart’

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn had a simple comment about the death of Dominican Sister Dominica Brennan, who formerly served in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as the chancellor for canonical affairs.

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Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at age 82

Cardinal Egan, retired archbishop of New York, dies at age 82

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, who retired as archbishop of New York in 2009, died March 5. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. He was 82.

After collapsing at his residence that afternoon, he was taken to NYU Langone Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead at 2:20 p.m.

Funeral arrangements were pending.

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Franciscan Brother of Peace Paul O’Donnell dies

Franciscan Brother of Peace Paul O’Donnell dies

| February 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

Franciscan Brother of Peace Paul O’Donnell died Feb. 20. An early member of the St. Paul religious community and a nationally regarded pro-life advocate and speaker, Brother Paul was 55.

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