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Presentation principal named director of urban education

Presentation principal named director of urban education

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Michael Rogers, principal of Presentation of Mary School in Maplewood, will serve the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as its director of urban education beginning in February.

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Archbishop addresses media following archdiocese’s filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Archbishop addresses media following archdiocese’s filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization

| January 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Archbishop John Nienstedt addressed media Jan. 16 following the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ filing for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. “I make this decision because I believe it is the fairest and most helpful recourse for those victims and survivors who have made claims against us,” he said.

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Recently deceased clergy remembered for Church contributions

Recently deceased clergy remembered for Church contributions

| January 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Jude
Deacon Francis Asenbrenner
Father Charles Froehle

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Frequently asked questions about the archdiocese filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Frequently asked questions about the archdiocese filing for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Q. Why is the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Reorganization?
A. We have realized that the way to most fairly respond to victims/survivors, given the limited resources of the archdiocese, was to file for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (Reorganization).

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Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

On Jan. 16, the archdiocesan corporation filed a petition for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This decision came after months of consideration and consultation with clergy and lay leadership and input from attorneys representing victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Archbishop John Nienstedt and other archdiocesan leaders determined the way to respond most fairly to victims/survivors, given the finite resources of the archdiocese, was to file Chapter 11 Reorganization.

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National overview: Archdiocese 12th Catholic diocese to file for Reorganization

National overview: Archdiocese 12th Catholic diocese to file for Reorganization

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is the 12th Catholic U.S. diocese to file for Reorganization under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code. Of those who have previously filed, six have emerged from Chapter 11 Reorganization and one settled.

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Blessed Sacrament parishioners bid farewell to church

Blessed Sacrament parishioners bid farewell to church

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

For five generations, the Fitzgerald family has called the Blessed Sacrament on LaCrosse Avenue in St. Paul its spiritual home. Many returned one last time to say goodbye to the parish building, which closed after a final Mass Jan. 11.

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Confirmation challenge: Building teens’ lifelong faith foundation

Confirmation challenge: Building teens’ lifelong faith foundation

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

A year ago high school sophomore Brianna Woitalla attended confirmation classes at her parish, St. Michael in St. Michael, only because her parents required it.

This year she looks at it differently.

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Crashed Ice coming

Crashed Ice coming

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Course construction is under way at the Cathedral of St. Paul for the upcoming Red Bull Crashed Ice event, which will take place Jan. 22-24.

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New women’s ministry to host Feb. 14 event

New women’s ministry to host Feb. 14 event

| January 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

The WINE: Women In the New Evangelization Catholic Women’s Conference will feature two speakers: Nancy Jo Sullivan, a parishioner of St. Peter in Richfield whose testimony will include spiritual lessons learned from her late daughter who had Down syndrome, and Patty Schneier, an author from the Archdiocese of St. Louis who will focus on evangelization tips for “the ordinary Catholic.”

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Catholic philanthropist remembered for integrity in business, generosity to Church

Catholic philanthropist remembered for integrity in business, generosity to Church

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Faith in God, not altruistic ideals, shaped the life of Wayzata business leader and philanthropist David Koch, Father Michael Van Sloun said at his funeral Mass Jan. 9. The retired Graco Inc. chief executive officer and board chairman died Jan. 1 at age 84.

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From intern to editor: Wiering returns to The Catholic Spirit

From intern to editor: Wiering returns to The Catholic Spirit

| January 8, 2015 | 3 Comments

Maria Wiering, a former intern and reporter with The Catholic Spirit, took the reins Jan. 5 as the editor of the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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