Tag: Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

Father Robert Hamel, who shared vocation with grandson, dies

| May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Hamel died in Fairfax, Virginia, April 21. He was 91.

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Spring Formation Day to spotlight evangelization, community

Spring Formation Day to spotlight evangelization, community

| Melenie Soucheray | May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, Father Joseph Williams directed all staff members at St. Stephen in Minneapolis to stop what they were doing for a time in the summer and during Lent. In the spirit of the Gospel of St. Matthew in which Jesus commissions his apostles to go out and make disciples, St. Stephen staff members were to leave their desks and go to the streets.

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Boys Town alumnus reflects on founder’s impact

Boys Town alumnus reflects on founder’s impact

| April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bob Stewart of Minneapolis has personal reasons for promoting the sainthood cause of Father Edward Flanagan, who founded Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1917 to help poor, orphaned and at-risk teenage boys.

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Handmaids halt plans to serve in archdiocese

Handmaids halt plans to serve in archdiocese

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

A series of delays and red tape in trying to convert a 1922 St. Paul building into a convent has led the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus to pause their establishment in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

Deacon Catapano dies; served Medina parish for 15 years

| April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Deacon Salvatore “Sam” Catapano died March 31. He was 84.

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Priest turns 90 Easter Sunday: Time to celebrate

Priest turns 90 Easter Sunday: Time to celebrate

| March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Valit will turn 90 on Easter Sunday, April 1. After 57 years of ministry, he has one wish yet to be fulfilled.

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Msgr. Richter prepares for new role as seminary rector

Msgr. Richter prepares for new role as seminary rector

| February 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

Msgr. Thomas Richter was thrilled with his first assignment as vice rector of the St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. Having just arrived in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, he traveled to the Holy Land in January with the third-year seminarians, who’ll be ordained transitional deacons this spring.

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Visitation School students get lessons on frozen lake

Visitation School students get lessons on frozen lake

| February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A shout rang out from Rogers Lake just across the road from Visitation School in Mendota Heights.

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‘Five awesome date nights’: Marriage in Christ seminars coming to more parishes

‘Five awesome date nights’: Marriage in Christ seminars coming to more parishes

| February 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fresh off marriage preparation and perhaps the honeymoon cruise ship, most newlyweds aren’t inclined to think about marriage enrichment programs. But that’s what Mary and Matt Brickweg did three years into their marriage when they participated in Marriage in Christ.

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Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

Students march in downtown Minneapolis to oppose human trafficking

| February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Students from several local Catholic high schools braved temperatures in the single digits to march in downtown Minneapolis Feb. 1 to raise awareness of human trafficking and send a clear message that the criminal practice should not be tolerated.

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Aim Higher president: Schools can only serve students with community’s help

Aim Higher president: Schools can only serve students with community’s help

| January 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit asked Jean Houghton about her vision for the St. Paul-based Aim Higher Foundation, which provides tuition assistance for students attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Local hobbyist creates replica of U.S. Bank Stadium

Local hobbyist creates replica of U.S. Bank Stadium

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Greg Kelly picked the perfect time to embrace the Super Bowl hype that’s engulfed the Twin Cities.

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