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Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resign; Catholics look to future of archdiocese

Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resign; Catholics look to future of archdiocese

| June 18, 2015

In confirming the resignations of his fellow bishops June 15, Bishop Andrew Cozzens pledged to work closely with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ new apostolic administrator “to bring our archdiocese into a new day so that the work of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which we have done here for almost 165 years, may continue.”

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All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it, pope says

All creation sings God’s praise, but people are silencing it, pope says

| By Cindy Wooden | June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, Pope Francis says in his long-awaited encyclical, “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home.”

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Archbishop Hebda’s life and ministry at a glance

Archbishop Hebda’s life and ministry at a glance

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sept. 3, 1959: Bernard Anthony Hebda born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he later attended Resurrection Elementary School in Brookline

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Archbishop Hebda eager to listen, learn as he takes charge of archdiocese

Archbishop Hebda eager to listen, learn as he takes charge of archdiocese

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is the first to admit he has a lot to learn about the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Lone auxiliary: Bishops’ resignations ‘a painful process’ but ‘an opportunity for greater healing’

Lone auxiliary: Bishops’ resignations ‘a painful process’ but ‘an opportunity for greater healing’

| June 15, 2015 | 3 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens confirms appointment of Archbishop Bernard Hebda as apostolic administrator of St. Paul and Minneapolis

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New apostolic administrator brings wide pastoral experience to new role

New apostolic administrator brings wide pastoral experience to new role

| June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The archbishop appointed by Pope Francis to oversee the governance of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis until a new ordinary is named has an impressive background, a collaborative style of leadership and “is always looking to bring people into the conversation,” a spokesman told The Catholic Spirit.

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Q & A with ‘Mary in Mosaics’ artist

Q & A with ‘Mary in Mosaics’ artist

| June 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

Creating mosaics are a form of prayer for Kathy Mellin Grubbs, a St. Paul artist who shares about her devotion to Mary and how she incorporates her faith into her art.

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Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resign

Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché resign

| June 15, 2015

In a statement, Archbishop Nienstedt said he submitted his resignation to Pope Francis “in order to give the archdiocese a new beginning amidst the many challenges we face.”

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Being Christian is seeking Jesus, not looking for seers, pope says

Being Christian is seeking Jesus, not looking for seers, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being Christian is looking for, following and imitating Jesus Christ — nothing more, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Pakistani church office calls for mercy as Christian faces execution

Pakistani church office calls for mercy as Christian faces execution

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The human rights body of Pakistan’s Catholic Church pleaded with President Mamnoon Hussain to grant clemency to a Christian death row convict who was a juvenile at the time of the alleged crime.

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Ruling makes Guam first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage

Ruling makes Guam first U.S. territory to legalize same-sex marriage

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guam’s archbishop said a judge’s June 5 decision legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. territory was “a defeat” not only “for Christian principles” but “for our island and the whole of humanity.”

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Bishops discuss upcoming encyclical, pope’s visit, top priorities

Bishops discuss upcoming encyclical, pope’s visit, top priorities

| Carol Zimmermann | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops gathered in St. Louis for their spring general assembly heard presentations on the pope’s upcoming encyclical on the environment, the U.S. church’s ongoing work in promoting traditional marriage and the need to remain vigilant in protecting children from abuse.

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