Listening sessions underway

| October 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda launched a series of listening sessions Oct. 5, with the first two held at St. Catherine University and St. Stephen, Anoka. A third session was held the afternoon of Oct. 6 with consecrated men and women, with another held that evening at Pax Christi in Eden Prairie.

Archbishop Hebda, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, initiated the two-hour sessions to get feedback from Catholics throughout the archdiocese ahead of Pope Francis’ appointment of its next archbishop.

Archbishop Hebda plans to share summaries of the listening sessions with the U.S. papal nuncio, as well as the next archbishop and Catholics in the archdiocese.

“I was impressed by the willingness of people to share their thoughts and insights,” Archbishop Hebda said after the initial sessions, adding that he “was really encouraged by the experience,” and he hopes the sessions draw a broad cross section of Catholics.

Upcoming listening sessions are 7-9 p.m. Nov. 2 at St. Peter, Forest Lake; Nov. 3 at Divine Mercy, Faribault; and Nov. 4 at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. A listening session for Spanish speakers will also be held Oct. 30 from 7-9 p.m. at Risen Christ Catholic School, Minneapolis.

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