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Teen inventor deems violin a healing instrument

Teen inventor deems violin a healing instrument

| Bridget Ryder for The Catholic Spirit | January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

In between ski racing, violin practice, school and being an altar server, Sarah Betts invented a device that has already improved the lives of people who suffer from arthritis.

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Catholics asked to take survey on family ahead of fall synod

Catholics asked to take survey on family ahead of fall synod

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt is asking Catholics from all walks of life in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share their concerns and ideas about family life today.

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At national March, youth go deeper into ‘pro-life’ meaning

At national March, youth go deeper into ‘pro-life’ meaning

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

About 180 young people from Minnesota joined a crowd several hundred strong for the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22.

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Five reasons to check out Red Bull Crashed Ice

Five reasons to check out Red Bull Crashed Ice

| January 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

Cass Gilbert, the nationally regarded architect known for the U.S. Supreme Court building and the Minnesota State Capitol, is reported to have remarked: “If the dome of the Cathedral of St. Paul and that of the new state capitol were part of a city in Europe, they would be world famous.” The cathedral will get another shot at international fame Jan. 22-24, with the fourth annual Red Bull Crashed Ice season opener in St. Paul. As in years past, the ice-skate-racing course is built to show off the Cathedral of St. Paul’s impressive facade.

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Judge-ordered mediation ‘a continuation’ of collaboration, attorneys say

Judge-ordered mediation ‘a continuation’ of collaboration, attorneys say

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will enter into mediation toward a settlement with insurance companies and victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse with claims against the archdiocese, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge determined Jan. 20.

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Golden Valley priest resigns

Golden Valley priest resigns

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Paul Moudry resigned as pastor of St. Margaret Mary in Golden Valley, according to a Jan. 20 statement from Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Pope says he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington

Pope says he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra in Washington

| Francis X. Rocca | January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington — where he intends to canonize Blessed Junipero Serra — but probably no other stops.

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Presentation principal named director of urban education

Presentation principal named director of urban education

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Michael Rogers, principal of Presentation of Mary School in Maplewood, will serve the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as its director of urban education beginning in February.

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Archbishop addresses media following archdiocese’s filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Archbishop addresses media following archdiocese’s filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization

| January 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Archbishop John Nienstedt addressed media Jan. 16 following the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ filing for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. “I make this decision because I believe it is the fairest and most helpful recourse for those victims and survivors who have made claims against us,” he said.

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Recently deceased clergy remembered for Church contributions

Recently deceased clergy remembered for Church contributions

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Jude
Deacon Francis Asenbrenner
Father Charles Froehle

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Frequently asked questions about the archdiocese filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Frequently asked questions about the archdiocese filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Q. Why is the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Reorganization?
A. We have realized that the way to most fairly respond to victims/survivors, given the limited resources of the archdiocese, was to file for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (Reorganization).

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Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

On Jan. 16, the archdiocesan corporation filed a petition for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This decision came after months of consideration and consultation with clergy and lay leadership and input from attorneys representing victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Archbishop John Nienstedt and other archdiocesan leaders determined the way to respond most fairly to victims/survivors, given the finite resources of the archdiocese, was to file Chapter 11 Reorganization.

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