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Bidding window opens for chancery building

Bidding window opens for chancery building

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A U.S. bankruptcy court judge approved Jan. 28 the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ plan to enter into time-fixed bidding process for one of its properties after receiving an initial bid from a Minneapolis developer for $2.75 million.

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Annulment questions? Tribunal staff available Ash Wednesday

Annulment questions? Tribunal staff available Ash Wednesday

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

During and after Ash Wednesday Masses at the Cathedral of St. Paul, representatives from the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will be available for questions related to marriage annulments. It’s the ninth year the office has held the event, but it’s especially appropriate for the Year of Mercy, said Father Michael Johnson, the tribunal’s judicial vicar.

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Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

Immaculate Conception principal honored with NCEA award

| Jessica Weinberger | January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, enrollment at Immaculate Conception School in the first-ring suburb of Columbia Heights was at a record low, and its future was unclear. Veteran educator and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church parishioner Jane Bona joined a committee to help evaluate the viability of the school and walked away with a new title – principal.

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Ahead of session, coalition outlining school choice legislation

Ahead of session, coalition outlining school choice legislation

| January 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leaders from Catholic and private schools in the Twin Cities area attended a Jan. 26 meeting at St. Pascal Baylon School in St. Paul to learn about a relatively new coalition and its efforts to win legislative approval for several school choice initiatives.

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Iowa priest goes viral for celebrating Mass for snow-bound group

Iowa priest goes viral for celebrating Mass for snow-bound group

| Joanne Fox | January 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

Father Patrick Behm of Le Mars confessed to being overwhelmed by all the attention.

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Pro-life law firm defends California center in Planned Parenthood suit

Pro-life law firm defends California center in Planned Parenthood suit

| Mike Nelson | January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Chicago-based law firm known for supporting pro-life causes will defend the Center for Medical Progress in a federal racketeering lawsuit filed Jan. 14 by Planned Parenthood against the center.

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Eight ecumenical prayer services at Graymoor mark Christian unity week

Eight ecumenical prayer services at Graymoor mark Christian unity week

| Beth Griffin | January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Men and women are called to be priestly people, kneel in prayer on two tiny knees, return a broken, tired heart to God and try to discern God’s will for them, Atonement Father Brian F. Terry said at a Jan. 22 prayer service.

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Poor Clare sister, 102, was talented weaver, painter

Poor Clare sister, 102, was talented weaver, painter

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Feisty, tough and, oh, so tender, always quick to say, ‘I am sorry.’” That’s how Sister Beth Lynn described fellow Poor Clare Sister Anne Condon, who died Jan. 11 at Saint Therese of New Hope. She was 102.

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Pope: Patch up family feuds, forgive, let go of painful past

Pope: Patch up family feuds, forgive, let go of painful past

| Carol Glatz | January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Let the Year of Mercy be the time to end all family feuds, to forgive each other and let bygones be bygones, Pope Francis said.

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Shakopee school retires $100K debt

Shakopee school retires $100K debt

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It’s pretty exciting, it’s just a big step forward,” Father Erik Lundgren said. “We’re delighted that we can roll it out as part of Catholic Schools Week. The general message is we think we’re one of the finest schools in the Twin Cities and it’s going to get only better. The way I like to put it is I consider it [retiring the debt] the snowflake on top of the tip of the iceberg.”

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Catholic agency on front lines helping Flint residents with water crisis

Catholic agency on front lines helping Flint residents with water crisis

| Cari Ann DeLamielleure-Scott | January 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

Following the discovery of lead in the city of Flint’s drinking water, relief organizations have been working day and night to provide safe water to those living and working in the community.

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Pope plans to visit Sweden to commemorate Reformation anniversary

Pope plans to visit Sweden to commemorate Reformation anniversary

| Carol Glatz | January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will visit Sweden in October to participate in an ecumenical service and the beginning of a year of activities to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

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