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Archdiocese gets more time to file Reorganization plan

Archdiocese gets more time to file Reorganization plan

| April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was granted an extension April 9 to file its Reorganization plan. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel, who is overseeing the archdiocese’s Reorganization process, moved the deadline from May 16 to Nov. 30.

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Woman calls childhood in Mexico a blessing, thanks to NPH

Woman calls childhood in Mexico a blessing, thanks to NPH

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The idea was to provide a stable home for orphans and children whose families didn’t have the money to care for them. Grove, who later married an American and became a U.S. citizen, lived in an NPH home just north of Mexico City in Acolman for seven years with several hundred other children.

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NPH celebrates 60 years of ‘raising children, transforming lives’

NPH celebrates 60 years of ‘raising children, transforming lives’

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Locally, NPH will host its annual gala Oct. 3, when 15 children from NPH’s home in El Salvador will sing and dance, and then spend two weeks with a host family.

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Divine mercy cenacles help members ‘grow in holiness’ spiritually and tangibly

Divine mercy cenacles help members ‘grow in holiness’ spiritually and tangibly

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The writings of St. Faustina, with the study of sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, help people in divine mercy cenacles learn to be virtuous, especially in difficult situations, said Vivian Rogers, a parishioner of Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville.

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St. Bernard School prepares to close its doors in May

St. Bernard School prepares to close its doors in May

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an October 2014 letter to parishioners and school families, St. Bernard pastor Father Gregory Abbott wrote that the school serving students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade would close, citing declining enrollment, and parish and school finances. He noted that he made the decision with the input of parish leadership after much consultation, conversation and prayer.

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Hmong Catholics talk about their faith as they stroll through their history

Hmong Catholics talk about their faith as they stroll through their history

| April 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

The display of photo IDs and paperwork that enabled Hmong refugees from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand to resettle in the United States beginning nearly 40 years ago is part of a large exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

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Papal honor

Papal honor

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Thomas Schulzetenberg, a 2005 University of St. Thomas graduate and former parishioner of St. Peter in North St. Paul read the second reading in English at the Easter papal Mass April 5.

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Secular institutes a ‘hidden leaven in the world’

Secular institutes a ‘hidden leaven in the world’

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

In her 20s, Jane Lynch knew she was called to a vocation other than marriage, but didn’t feel like the convent was the right fit. It wasn’t until she was in her late 30s that she discovered secular institutes, a form of consecrated life in which members live and work in society but share commitments to prayer and their institute’s community.

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Catholic Hmong mark 20 years at parish with Easter celebration

Catholic Hmong mark 20 years at parish with Easter celebration

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Story cloths, for Hmong families, are hand-sewn histories.

Colorful threads intricately crafted into tapestries tell of episodes in the lives of mountain village families, how they lived, often how they survived.

Valued as art, story cloths are among the displays in the current exhibit at the Minnesota History Center, “We Are Hmong Minnesota.”

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Behold the wood

Behold the wood

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annual Good Friday prayer service April 3. Hundreds gathered to pray, sing and hear reflections from local religious leaders from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Clergy included Archbishop John Nienstedt, Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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Archdiocese: Proposal to move claim deadline to August fair to victims, reorganization process

Archdiocese: Proposal to move claim deadline to August fair to victims, reorganization process

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a motion April 1 to require all proofs of claims against it involving child sexual abuse by clergy to be filed by Aug. 3. The proposed deadline is an effort to move quickly toward a plan for Reorganization, said an attorney representing the archdiocese.

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FOX 9’s Tom Halden named archdiocese’s communications director

FOX 9’s Tom Halden named archdiocese’s communications director

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom Halden, a weekday morning news anchor on FOX 9, has been named director of communications for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He plans to begin May 6.

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