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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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St. Peter breaks ground on renovation and campus additions

St. Peter breaks ground on renovation and campus additions

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens, parishioners of St. Peter in Forest Lake attended a groundbreaking ceremony June 5 for additions to the parish church and school, as well as a renovation and re-purposing of existing space.

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Catholic Charities to end two longtime services

Catholic Charities to end two longtime services

| June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the coming months, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis will close its Seton Prenatal Clinic and cease its adoption program.

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St. Mark’s School designated a 2016 Minnesota School of Character

St. Mark’s School designated a 2016 Minnesota School of Character

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Mark’s School was named the 2016 School of Character May 26 by Synergy & Leadership Exchange, a North Mankato-based nonprofit.

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Catholic Spirit wins second place at annual Catholic press awards

Catholic Spirit wins second place at annual Catholic press awards

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit gathered 13 additional awards, including four first-place awards for writing, design and special sections.

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Archdiocese names interim evangelization office director

Archdiocese names interim evangelization office director

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A parishioner of St. Peter in Mendota, Crocker is a longtime volunteer with the archdiocese and was the chairwoman for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration. She has also worked as an outreach coordinator for the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Money, vanity, pride are ‘three steps to perdition,’ pope says

Money, vanity, pride are ‘three steps to perdition,’ pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Beatitudes are a navigational tool that lead people to happiness and holiness, while love of money, vanity and pride are the “three steps leading to perdition,” Pope Francis said.

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Ali known not just for prowess in ring but also for faith, generosity

Ali known not just for prowess in ring but also for faith, generosity

| Nancy Wiechec | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Muhammad Ali leaves an indelible mark on the world not only as a fighter and athlete but as a man of faith, courage and generosity.

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Bankruptcy judge: Accusations that archdiocese hiding assets false

Bankruptcy judge: Accusations that archdiocese hiding assets false

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Accusations that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is trying to shield assets or mislead the court in its plan for Reorganization are “not at all helpful” and “not true,” a U.S. bankruptcy court judge said during a June 2 hearing.

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Pope calls for gathering to find ways to end, prevent drug abuse

Pope calls for gathering to find ways to end, prevent drug abuse

| Carol Glatz | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has requested a special study session at the Vatican to look at how to solve the growing problem of drug abuse, especially narcotics.

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