“It does not, however, provide evidence that the historical Jesus was married,”
The Cardinal Newman Society recognized the schools for excellence in academics, civic education and Catholic identity.
When The Catholic Spirit put out a call for anecdotes about the late Father James M. “Scooter” Lavin, graduates of St. Thomas recalled fondly the priest who was a fixture in the Ireland Hall dormitory, on the St. Paul campus and across the Twin Cities.
“Wow! It is awesome to be with you! Hasn’t this been a fantastic day?” the archbishop told the youth.
Msgr. James Lavin, called “the face of the priesthood” to generations of students at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, died Sept 17 at the age of 93.
Archbishop John Nienstedt welcomed high school-aged Catholics from across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to rediscover and share their “reason for hope” — Jesus Christ.
Marty Frauenheim, who has served in the position since 2008, will retire Oct. 24, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Sept. 14.
Parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will take up a special collection at Masses Sept. 22-23 to help the Cathedral of St. Paul pay down the debt remaining from emergency exterior restorations made a decade ago.