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Florida shooting prompts Minneapolis students to pray for peace and justice

Florida shooting prompts Minneapolis students to pray for peace and justice

| March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

VIDEO: Students, faculty and staff at Ascension School in Minneapolis gathered in the school’s parking lot March 29 to form a prayer circle for peace and justice following last month’s shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Expect to see a crowd outside the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis this weekend, as people stop to view the newly restored narthex, before moving on into the church.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 29, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – March 29, 2012

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I don’t think I’ll ever dance the way I used to dance — and that’s part of the sacrifice — but at the same time, God has opened many doors for me to use it and to use it for his kingdom.”
— David Rider, a former professional tap dancer who is now a New York archdiocesan seminarian attending the Pontifical North American College in Rome

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Youth group seeks shoes

Youth group seeks shoes

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

St. Thomas Becket’s youth ministry group in Eagan is seeking donations of used athletic shoes through Thursday, April 5, to raise funds for a June mission trip to Jamaica.

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Father Leo Dolan served archdiocese nearly 60 years

Father Leo Dolan served archdiocese nearly 60 years

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Leo Dolan, 85, died March 22. He was born Jan. 26, 1927, in St. Paul and ordained a priest June 7, 1952. He retired from active ministry Jan. 1, 1994, after helping revive St. John parish in St. Paul, where he served as pastor from 1985 until his retirement.

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Father Joseph Kivel served area parishes

Father Joseph Kivel served area parishes

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Joseph Kivel, 77, died March 11. He was born May 20, 1934, and ordained a priest Feb. 19, 1961. Father Kivel retired from active ministry Nov. 28, 2003.

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New communications director to tap all media for the church

New communications director to tap all media for the church

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sarah Mealey, the newly named communications director for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, said she is “convinced that this is what I’m being called to do.”

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Radio host broadcasts national show from Holy Angels

Radio host broadcasts national show from Holy Angels

| March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

About once a month, the Chicago priest takes his show on the road to Catholic high schools, and sometimes even to bars, to give teens and young adults an opportunity to ask their faith-related questions.

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Minnesota Catholic Directory available

Minnesota Catholic Directory available

| March 28, 2012 | 1 Comment

The 2012 Official Minnesota Catholic Directory — 368 pages of information to help you connect with people and get to churches and institutions across the state — is on sale now.

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Timely tips to build great families through faith, integrity, respect

Timely tips to build great families through faith, integrity, respect

| Jennifer Janikula | March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a parent, no matter what the age of your children, you regularly question your approach. Am I too strict? Do I model honesty and integrity? Can I teach my children to love each other?

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People of faith unite at Capitol to advocate for poor

People of faith unite at Capitol to advocate for poor

| March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Today I’m looking at the face of God, for you are here to do God’s work. You are here to proclaim justice and the common good in the public square,” Rev. Alika Galloway, co-pastor of Kwanzaa Community Church in Minneapolis, told 750 people attending the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s “Day on the Hill” March 20.

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2,000 stand up for religious freedom at rally

2,000 stand up for religious freedom at rally

| March 27, 2012 | 3 Comments

Kathy Nelson of Holy Name of Jesus in Medina is not a teacher. Yet, she felt compelled to act like one at the Federal Building in downtown St. Paul March 23. She joined an estimated crowd of 2,000 to stand up for religious freedom.

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