Tag: Archbishop

Steve Houge retires from archdiocese after 44 years

Steve Houge retires from archdiocese after 44 years

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Steve Houge had a good gig as a twenty-something working in the print shop at St. Thomas College in St. Paul in the early 1970s. Despite having a Catholic employer, he had never heard of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Archbishop Hebda installed ninth archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Archbishop Hebda installed ninth archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis

| May 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

In his homily, Archbishop Hebda said the Gospel from Luke, which included Mary’s visit to her cousin, Elizabeth, and Mary’s Magnificat canticle — and the feast of Our Lady of Fatima both point to “God’s extravagant love for the lowly and for the little ones.” That same love, he said, “surprises, sustains and challenges us.”

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Archbishop Hebda to students: Look to Pope Francis as model for leadership

Archbishop Hebda to students: Look to Pope Francis as model for leadership

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“As Catholics, the paradigm for leadership has to be Jesus himself,” Archbishop Hebda said. “If we’re looking for leaders to follow in the world, we need to discern those leaders who have aligned themselves with the mission of Christ, the Good Shepherd, and his Church.”

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Archdiocesan leaders express joy, gratitude for Archbishop Hebda’s new role

Archdiocesan leaders express joy, gratitude for Archbishop Hebda’s new role

| March 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

“It’s a great blessing; it’s like an early Easter,” Bishop Cozzens said. “It’s been such a joy to work with Archbishop Hebda so far, and to think that he gets to stay and be our shepherd is a great delight. My first words were, ‘Praise God.’”

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Archbishop Hebda named archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Archbishop Hebda named archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Pittsburgh native called the archbishop appointment to St. Paul and Minneapolis a “shock,” because he never seriously entertained the idea of staying in Minnesota, he said, even though many in the archdiocese said they hoped he would.

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After backlash, Archbishop Nienstedt leaving Michigan parish

After backlash, Archbishop Nienstedt leaving Michigan parish

| January 21, 2016 | 17 Comments

Following complaints by some Catholics and leaders of an organization for victims of clergy sexual abuse, Archbishop John Nienstedt is leaving a temporary position with a parish in Battle Creek, Michigan, the parish’s pastor announced in a Jan. 21 letter.

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Listening Sessions: Diversity tops strengths, trust a big challenge

Listening Sessions: Diversity tops strengths, trust a big challenge

| December 15, 2015 | 5 Comments

At archbishop’s request, more than 2,000 Catholics shared views on local Church

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Archbishop Addresses Media Questions

Archbishop Addresses Media Questions

| October 24, 2013

In this Q&A, Archbishop Nienstedt answers many questions that have been asked recently by the media.

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Benefits of plan will be apparent over time, archbishop says

Benefits of plan will be apparent over time, archbishop says

| October 16, 2010

Archbishop hopes for a greater sense of unity The archdiocese’s strategic plan for parishes and schools has now been announced, but the work of implementing its initiatives is just beginning and it will take time to reap the plan’s benefits, according to Archbishop John Nienstedt. “We’re asking pastors and their staffs to work with our […]

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Many activities, blessings mark fall’s arrival

Many activities, blessings mark fall’s arrival

| September 23, 2010

While the summer months never seem to slow down enough, September, by way of contrast, has certainly been characterized by a flurry of activities.

One of the highlights for me thus far has been the opening Mass at The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, which this year marks a record enrollment of 98 resident students of which 40 seminarians are from this archdiocese. What a tremendous blessing that is!

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Standing up for the truth about marriage

Standing up for the truth about marriage

| September 8, 2010

Sept. 19 is Catechetical Sunday.  Each year a new theme is chosen by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to reflect the most pressing and urgent topics relative to catechetical instruction. The theme this year is “Matri­mony: Sacrament of Enduring Love.” I firmly believe this is a most timely topic as many, both in […]

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A priesthood anniversary to remember

A priesthood anniversary to remember

| August 30, 2010

It was supposed to be a quiet, uneventful gathering at a local rectory to celebrate the 65th anniversary of priesthood ordination for Msgr. James Lavin, now residing with the Little Sisters of the Poor.

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