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USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites ‘room for improvement’

USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites ‘room for improvement’

| Mark Pattison | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” warns against complacency in dioceses, and the firm contracted to conduct audits of dioceses and parishes said there was “plenty of room for improvement” in implementing two of the charter’s articles.

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Pope Benedict denies latest rumors about Fatima ‘secret’

Pope Benedict denies latest rumors about Fatima ‘secret’

| Cindy Wooden | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sixteen years after the Vatican released the text of the so-called Third Secret of Fatima, rumors cyclically arise claiming that the Vatican still is keeping part of Mary’s message to three children in Fatima, Portugal, secret.

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St. Therese partners with North Memorial for transitional care center

St. Therese partners with North Memorial for transitional care center

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Located on the fourth floor of North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, 32 private rooms are designated for patients transitioning from hospital to home due to illness, injury or surgery.

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Archbishop Flynn: Build on the story

Archbishop Flynn: Build on the story

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The needs of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis may be difficult, Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn said, but he thinks Archbishop Bernard Hebda “is the leader we are looking for.”

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Transfiguration’s altars dedicated

Transfiguration’s altars dedicated

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens blessed both a new rear altar and the renewed altar of worship at Transfiguration Church in Oakdale, Minnesota.

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Leading ‘the Church that Christ wants us to be’

Leading ‘the Church that Christ wants us to be’

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A month before his installation as Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda sat down with The Catholic Spirit for a broad interview. He spoke about his mentors, his life before the seminary, and his hopes and prayers for the archdiocese.

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Nine transitional deacons ordained

Nine transitional deacons ordained

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ordained transitional deacons were Paul Baker, Nicholas Froehle, Matthew Quail, Timothy Sandquist, Matthew Shireman, Brandon Theisen, Chad VanHoose and Benjamin Wittnebel.

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Young at heart: Archbishop Hebda at home among youth, college students

Young at heart: Archbishop Hebda at home among youth, college students

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Archbishop Bernard Hebda — then Father Hebda — was asked by his bishop in 1996 to move to Rome to work on the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, he didn’t want to go. Despite a degree in canon law and experience living in Rome while studying at the Pontifical North American College, the priest was happy where he was: Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, an hour’s drive north of Pittsburgh.

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Colleagues: Archbishop Hebda a pastor through and through

Colleagues: Archbishop Hebda a pastor through and through

| Sam Patet | May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Humble. Down to earth. Intelligent. Funny. Prayerful.

Talk to anyone who’s worked with Archbishop Bernard Hebda, and they’re likely to use one of those words to describe him. As a priest and, for the last six-and-a-half years, as a bishop, they say Archbishop Hebda has let his joyful personality guide all his interactions with God’s people.

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Those who exploit for cheap labor are bloodsucking leeches, pope says

Those who exploit for cheap labor are bloodsucking leeches, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Human traffickers and unjust business owners who become wealthy by exploiting others for cheap labor commit a mortal sin, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Law background gives confidence legal system brings truth

Law background gives confidence legal system brings truth

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before he joined seminary, Archbishop Bernard Hebda spent a year working at the largest law firm in Pittsburgh, Reed Smith.

“I loved it,” he said — a fact that surprised him, since even in law school he hadn’t imagined working as a lawyer, although he was intrigued by the subject matter.

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Niece, aunt: Archbishop a beloved ‘people person’

Niece, aunt: Archbishop a beloved ‘people person’

| May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Katie Hebda, 19, said it’s special to have an archbishop for an uncle. On the day of Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s installation Mass May 13 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, the incoming sophomore at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, described her uncle as witty, kind and awesome.

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