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Archbishop has national leadership experience

Archbishop has national leadership experience

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

All bishops and archbishops in the United States are members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the assembly that works on behalf of Catholics throughout the country to promote the greater good.

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Father Joncas’ Magnificat commissioned for installation

Father Joncas’ Magnificat commissioned for installation

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father J. Michael Joncas, a priest of the archdiocese and the artist in residence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, began the “Magnificat” score on Easter Monday and finished it two days.

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At welcome prayer service, archbishop calls for putting people first

At welcome prayer service, archbishop calls for putting people first

| Susan Klemond | May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Citing social justice efforts such as the new Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul, which has drawn the support of people of different religious traditions, the archbishop emphasized the importance of collaboration and being shrewd with resources while focusing on human needs. “If our work is to succeed, our work has to be God’s work,” he said.

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Archbishop Hebda credits Eternal City for historical perspective

Archbishop Hebda credits Eternal City for historical perspective

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Young Father Bernard Hebda wasn’t too excited about leaving a university chaplaincy to work in Rome, but, nonetheless, he quickly found great satisfaction in the canon law responsibilities that moved him overseas in 1996 — and not just because he loves a morning espresso or pasta for dinner.

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Former Catholic Spirit associate publisher retires

Former Catholic Spirit associate publisher retires

| May 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

Bob Zyskowski retires after four decades in Catholic journalism

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With feast-day Mass, seeking Mary’s aid

With feast-day Mass, seeking Mary’s aid

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

On May 13, 1917, three children of Fatima, Portugal, were tending sheep when Mary appeared to them. She would appear to them five more times before October 13 of that year, sharing with them messages on the need for conversion; visions of heaven, hell and a “dancing sun” reportedly viewed by thousands; and a three-part “secret” that has been the source of much intrigue in the decades since.

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Sacred symbols of bishops

Sacred symbols of bishops

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A bishop and archbishop wear special symbols and vestments particular to their office. The following is a short primer on their meaning, history and use.

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Pope tells women religious Vatican will study women deacons

Pope tells women religious Vatican will study women deacons

Pope Francis told the heads of women’s religious orders from around the world that he would set up a commission to study the New Testament deaconesses and he also insisted more can and should be done to involve lay and consecrated women in church decision-making at every level.

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Former Shoreview priest accused of abuse

Former Shoreview priest accused of abuse

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Crosier Father Gregory Poser has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1970s while he was serving at St. Odilia in Shoreview, where he ministered from 1974 to 1978 and 1984 to1985.

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Iowa bishop supports medical marijuana bill in letter to lawmakers

Iowa bishop supports medical marijuana bill in letter to lawmakers

| Anne Marie Cox | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines urged state lawmakers to pass legislation that would legalize medical marijuana.

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St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, Blessed Sacrament motherhouse put up for sale

St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, Blessed Sacrament motherhouse put up for sale

| Lou Baldwin | May 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, the congregation founded by St. Katharine Drexel, announced that it will sell its historic motherhouse in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The 44-acre property also contains the National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel and her tomb.

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Alberta bishop grateful for no deaths as city evacuated for wildfires

Alberta bishop grateful for no deaths as city evacuated for wildfires

As firefighters fought to save Fort McMurray from a wildfire that threatened to destroy the northern Alberta city, a bishop gave thanks that there had been no loss of life.

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