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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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Priests: Penitents grateful for extended opportunities

Priests: Penitents grateful for extended opportunities

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

As one of about 80 priests participating at the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Father Tom McDonough, who often assists at the Cathedral and other parishes, said he felt like he was part of something special during Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy, and he had a sense that penitents did, too, noting that many expressed their appreciation afterward.

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Cavins leaves archdiocesan post to focus on local, national ministry

Cavins leaves archdiocesan post to focus on local, national ministry

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic speaker and Bible speaker Jeff Cavins has resigned his role as director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Cavins helped to establish the office in March 2014.

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Deacon Wayne Wittman was peace and justice leader

Deacon Wayne Wittman was peace and justice leader

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Workers rights, human rights and peace were hallmarks of the active life of this Catholic deacon.

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Father Ambrose Mahon recalled as pastoral ‘shepherd’

Father Ambrose Mahon recalled as pastoral ‘shepherd’

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visitation and funeral arrangements have been made for the priest for whom the Mahon Center at St. Patrick in Edina in named.

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Been awhile since your last confession? Archbishop Hebda says be not afraid

Been awhile since your last confession? Archbishop Hebda says be not afraid

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

“One of the things I’ve experienced in my own life is once we know the powerful effect that the sacrament can have in our lives, we want it more,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said. “Even, in part, the hope here — for the Holy Father but also for us in the archdiocese — is that maybe there is some people who haven’t been to confession in awhile, and maybe this will be the opportunity for them once again for them to experience the joy of being forgiven of their sins, and the joy that ignites that love for this sacrament.”

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Father Colon’s priesthood called a true vocation

Father Colon’s priesthood called a true vocation

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

A young priest recalls how the late Father Vincent Colon influenced his own priesthood.

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Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

| March 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Woman leaves church shopping behind, prepares to become Catholic

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Catholic Watchmen movement launches at men’s conference

Catholic Watchmen movement launches at men’s conference

| Sam Patet | March 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

The Catholic Watchmen is a parish-based movement that is meant to enhance — not replace — existing men’s groups, Jeff Cavins said. It draws its name from the Book of Ezekiel, where the prophet laments at finding no one to “stand in the breach” and protect God’s people from the enemy.

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Sister Simone Campbell advocates bridge-building in election year

Sister Simone Campbell advocates bridge-building in election year

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Drawing on Pope Francis’ analogy of “bridge building” used in his September address to Congress, Sister Simone said that bridges must first be deeply rooted in the bedrock of one’s convictions, but that rootedness shouldn’t be mistaken for the “bridge” itself.

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Archdiocese to move into historic 3M headquarters

Archdiocese to move into historic 3M headquarters

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis plans to move its central corporation offices to the 3M Company’s former headquarters in St. Paul. The archdiocese signed a lease Feb. 29 for the 75,000 square foot building in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood, northeast of downtown.

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