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Archbishop: Holy Thursday announcement underscores Eucharist, service

Archbishop: Holy Thursday announcement underscores Eucharist, service

| March 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

On March 22, Archbishop Bernard Hebda received a call from Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the papal nuncio to the United States, with the news that Pope Francis had appointed him archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Brooklyn Park priest on leave after questions raised about role in alleged abuse cover-up

Brooklyn Park priest on leave after questions raised about role in alleged abuse cover-up

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The pastor of St. Gerard in Brooklyn Park was placed on a temporary leave of absence March 22 by his Franciscan superior because of unresolved questions regarding his role in supervising a Franciscan brother accused of sexually abusing minors in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Minnesota bishops talk about priority issues with governor, legislators

Minnesota bishops talk about priority issues with governor, legislators

| Reprinted with permission from the St. Cloud Visitor | March 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

For Minnesota’s bishops, a recent day of meetings with Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators in St. Paul was an opportunity to build relationships and discuss the church’s public policy priorities.

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MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

MCC: Physician-assisted suicide bill pulled, but fight isn’t over

| March 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The bill will undoubtedly come back,” said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director. “It’s important that people educate themselves about the pitfalls of the bill and the flaws of the bill that really make it a risky, dangerous and complicated proposition. Once . . . the barbiturates are prescribed, there’s no oversight as to what happens next. The bill is not about compassionate care; it’s about allowing someone to get a vial of pills and go home to die, potentially alone.”

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Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

Q&A: Bishop Cozzens on tuition tax credits, mercy and the common good

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

As Pope Francis says, a good Catholic meddles in politics. We’re called to be good citizens not just of the next life as Catholics, but good citizens of this life. We’re called to try to bring about what’s going to serve the good of the person, the dignity of the person.

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After investigation, Roseville priest returns to ministry

After investigation, Roseville priest returns to ministry

| March 17, 2016 | 4 Comments

Father Robert Fitzpatrick has been reinstated to public ministry after an abuse claim made against him was found unsubstantiated, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced March 17.

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Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local supporters of Women Speak for Themselves, a national religious liberty organization led by Helen Alvaré, is participating in a national service day at the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence in St. Paul March 23.

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Minneapolis pastor among Franciscans indicted in Pa. investigation

Minneapolis pastor among Franciscans indicted in Pa. investigation

| March 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

Three Franciscan priests, including one assigned to a Minneapolis parish, were charged with conspiracy for endangering the welfare of children as well as for endangering the welfare of children in connection with a two-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

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‘Missionary discipleship’ focus of third Formation Day

‘Missionary discipleship’ focus of third Formation Day

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

When local parish leaders gather at Pax Christi in Eden Prairie April 14 to hear from the authors of “Rebuilt: The Story of a Catholic Parish,” it will be the third time they’ve come together to explore the topics of discipleship and evangelization.

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Homeschooling mom of seven goes from grim diagnosis to ‘joyful bliss’

Homeschooling mom of seven goes from grim diagnosis to ‘joyful bliss’

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kristen Soley calls her experience a “medical miracle.”

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Sister Mary Madonna Ashton honored nationally

Sister Mary Madonna Ashton honored nationally

| Jessica Weinberger | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sister Mary Madonna Ashton, state’s first female and non-physician commissioner of health, honored nationally

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‘Easter Mysteries’ to have one-night showing at several Twin Cities cinemas

‘Easter Mysteries’ to have one-night showing at several Twin Cities cinemas

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

During Holy Week, a new musical theater depiction of the Easter story will hit the big screen at six Twin Cities movie theaters for a special one-night showing March 22.

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