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Vigil for the common good

Vigil for the common good

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Rev. Doug Mitchell, center, chair of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition’s executive board, talks to a group of people May 11 outside the Minnesota State Capitol at the statue of Floyd B. Olson, governor of Minnesota from 1931-1936.

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Loretto Catholic school to close at end of school year

Loretto Catholic school to close at end of school year

| May 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Academy of Ss. Peter and Paul in Loretto will close at the end of this school year, the pastor and trustees of Ss. Peter and Paul parish announced in a May 13 letter to parishioners and school parents.

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Learning to write an icon

Learning to write an icon

| May 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Icon classes at the Basilica of St. Mary

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Ordination anniversaries

Ordination anniversaries

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

» Father Siebenaler

» Father Keiser

» Father Sieg

» Father Valit

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 12, 2011

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – May 12, 2011

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The [life] issues put us in touch with one aspect of humanity: They show what we are capable of when we lose our moorings, when we are not guided by clear thinking on right and wrong.”
— Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, in remarks April 28 after receiving the inaugural Evangelium Vitae Medal at the University of Notre Dame

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Seven men ordained transitional deacons

Seven men ordained transitional deacons

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Seven men were ordained transitional deacons May 7 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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Heavenly Mother’s Day

Heavenly Mother’s Day

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Participants in the 64th annual May Day Family Rosary Procession make their way in the rain toward the Cathedral of St. Paul from the Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul on Mother’s Day

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Father Bernard Klein served 62 years as archdiocesan priest

Father Bernard Klein served 62 years as archdiocesan priest

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Bernard Klein, 88, died May 4. He was or­dain­ed a priest June 4, 1949. He retired from active ministry in January 1995 but continued to serve parishes in sacramental ministry.

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Deacon Carlson was among first ordained permanent deacons

Deacon Carlson was among first ordained permanent deacons

| May 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Deacon Paul Carl­son, 94, was part of the first group of perm­anent deacons to be ordained for the Arch­dio­cese of St. Paul and Minnea­polis in 1976. He died April 20.

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Stewardship tool kit, training coming for parishes

Stewardship tool kit, training coming for parishes

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

New tools to develop stewardship as a way of life will soon be available in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and a series of workshops have been scheduled in early June to help clergy, parish staff, parish volunteers and others interested in growing stewardship in homes and parishes to make the best use of those tools.

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St. Thomas Academy hockey player is a champ on and off the ice

St. Thomas Academy hockey player is a champ on and off the ice

| Julie Pfitzinger For The Catholic Spirit | May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

AJ Reid has proven himself to be a star on the ice as part of this year’s St. Thomas Academy championship hockey team, on the ball field as a left-fielder and power hitter for the STA baseball team, and as the Mendota Heights school’s Cadet lieutenant colonel and member of its crack drill squad.

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Oblates to commemorate founder’s death with Mass, open house

Oblates to commemorate founder’s death with Mass, open house

| May 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, an international order of missionary priests and brothers with members serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of its founder with a Mass and open house at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo Sunday, May 22.

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