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Trio’s pilgrimage marks St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival in 1818

Trio’s pilgrimage marks St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival in 1818

| Jennifer Brinker | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ann Sieben looks exactly like what you’d expect of a pilgrim.

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A Jesuit chaplain shepherds Congress’ divided flock

A Jesuit chaplain shepherds Congress’ divided flock

| Rhina Guidos | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his youth, Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy pictured himself as a lawyer and a senator, working in the deep recesses of Washington’s U.S. Capitol building. In a way, he’s doing just that but not in the way he imagined.

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Priest-poet explores mysteries of life, what it means to be fully human

Priest-poet explores mysteries of life, what it means to be fully human

| Michael Swan | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ordinary lives, however quiet or unnoticed, are a sequence of miracles, tragedies and triumphs. Everyone stumbles into hell and is repeatedly resurrected into ultimate beauty.

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North St. Paul Catholic draws laughs with newspaper comics

North St. Paul Catholic draws laughs with newspaper comics

| June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

“Can you do political cartoons?” the editor asked. “Yes,” he answered — even though he had never done any — and set himself to learning the trade.

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Lawyer puts passion to work as new interfaith advocacy leader

Lawyer puts passion to work as new interfaith advocacy leader

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a Twin Cities lawyer for 30 years, Anne Krisnik channeled her passion for social justice issues into her volunteer activities, among them, two decades of cooking once a month at the Catholic Charities Family Service Center in Maplewood. She planned upon retirement to devote more time to fight systemic poverty, which she hasn’t been able to do with a full-time job.

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Faith and diplomacy: Hackett reflects on role as U.S. envoy to Vatican

Faith and diplomacy: Hackett reflects on role as U.S. envoy to Vatican

| Cindy Wooden | December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ken Hackett, the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, is gearing up to try retirement for the second time. The retired president of Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops’ overseas aid agency, is leaving his ambassadorial post three years and three months after presenting his credentials to Pope Francis.

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Nonprofit partners respond to growing senior housing needs

Nonprofit partners respond to growing senior housing needs

| Matthew Davis | August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

A bigger challenge than distance awaited Evon and Charles Wells-Ellis in their decision to have Evon’s mother, Grace Wells, move into their St. Paul home. Wells, 83, from Omaha, Nebraska, needed wheelchair access and other physical adaptations to live at Wells-Ellis’ Aurora-St. Anthony neighborhood home near St. Peter Claver. The cost of the changes looked daunting at $40,000-$50,000.

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Retirees put expertise into service with Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Retirees put expertise into service with Ignatian Volunteer Corps

| Sam Patet | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering in 1966, Tom Foley didn’t want to dive into the corporate world right away. Instead, he wanted to give of himself to those most in need.

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Serving the Aged Lovingly Today ministry helps young women grow in faith

Serving the Aged Lovingly Today ministry helps young women grow in faith

| Katie Scott | January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you flipped on the television around this time last year, you may have caught a glimpse of Stacey Jackson alongside religious sisters in an episode of “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns,” a Lifetime network reality series following five women as they discerned the religious life.

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For woman with cerebral palsy, parish is joyful stop on faith journey

For woman with cerebral palsy, parish is joyful stop on faith journey

| Susan Klemond | August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Almost every day Terry Adamson takes a Metro Mobility bus from her New Hope apartment to St. Joseph in West St. Paul. When she arrives, fellow parishioners are drawn to her joyful, loving presence.

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Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

Families need prayers, courage, including from synod, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Even if a pastoral proposal for helping a Catholic family with problems seems scandalous at first, it is possible God could use that proposal to bring healing and holiness, Pope Francis said.

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Speaker explains risks, impact of elder financial exploitation

Speaker explains risks, impact of elder financial exploitation

| Jennifer Janikula | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

U.S. seniors lose more than $2.9 billion every year to greedy financial predators, said Iris Freeman, co-founder and president of the Minnesota Elder Justice Center, who presented at Holy Name of Jesus in Wayzata April 21.

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