Tag: Bishop Cozzens

Bishops offer perspectives on next steps forward in addressing abuse

Bishops offer perspectives on next steps forward in addressing abuse

| Mark Pattison | November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Although unable to vote on specific proposals on episcopal accountability standards and other protocols to address the current clerical sex abuse crisis facing U.S. Catholicism, two bishops suggested items on which a consensus could be built among the nation’s bishops.

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Bishop Cozzens: Archbishop Nienstedt investigation ‘doomed to fail’

Bishop Cozzens: Archbishop Nienstedt investigation ‘doomed to fail’

| September 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Throughout this process, there was confusion about who was ultimately in charge and what should be done to ensure a fair outcome. I think that Bishop Piché believes that the investigation was completed to the best of his ability. I understand the strong frustrations expressed by Father Griffith, whom I believe acted in good faith and with sincerity and integrity. We all did the best we could in a difficult situation.”

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Bishop Cozzens spotlights ‘Humanae Vitae’

Bishop Cozzens spotlights ‘Humanae Vitae’

| July 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fifty years ago, Blessed Pope Paul VI articulated the gift of the Church’s positive vision of human sexuality in the encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” and its message is a stark contrast to the false vision of sexuality that society promotes, said Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens. An example of that “false vision,” he said, can be found along Minnesota highways in the form of billboards advertising vasectomies.

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Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

Bishop Cozzens, faith leaders call for keeping immigrant families together, free

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens said that it’s important for people to recognize that immigrants “are seeking the same thing that [our] ancestors came here seeking” at a June 26 press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol.

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Regional V Encuentro affirms archdiocesan pastoral priorities

Regional V Encuentro affirms archdiocesan pastoral priorities

| Kristi Anderson | April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The contagious energy of the 200-plus people who gathered in Alexandria April 13 and 14 for the regional V Encuentro stirred the heart of Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens, who attended the event. 

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Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

Bishops invite faithful to Mass of Solidarity to pray for migrants, refugees

| December 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens will celebrate a Mass of Solidarity
5 p.m. Dec. 9 for Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

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Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

Seeing as God sees: Bishop speaks to Hmong Catholics on importance of prayer

| Joe Towalski | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

About a month after he was ordained as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Bishop Andrew Cozzens had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis following a public audience in Rome. He wanted to thank the pope for naming him a bishop.

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Catholic school pre-K programs fuel enrollment growth

Catholic school pre-K programs fuel enrollment growth

| October 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

Preschool programs popping up at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have boosted enrollment. After years of decline, kindergarten through eighth-grade Catholic schools bounced back from an average loss of 800 students per year over the past three to four years, according to the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence. This year, schools increased total enrollment by 20-some students.

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With new leader, Bishop Cozzens looks at role with fresh perspective

With new leader, Bishop Cozzens looks at role with fresh perspective

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Now that Pope Francis has named Archbishop Bernard Hebda to lead the archdiocese, The Catholic Spirit asked Bishop Cozzens what this welcomed change means for him and what Catholics might expect going forward.

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Catholic Watchmen movement launches at men’s conference

Catholic Watchmen movement launches at men’s conference

| Sam Patet | March 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

The Catholic Watchmen is a parish-based movement that is meant to enhance — not replace — existing men’s groups, Jeff Cavins said. It draws its name from the Book of Ezekiel, where the prophet laments at finding no one to “stand in the breach” and protect God’s people from the enemy.

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Archdiocese recognizes two new Catholic schools

Archdiocese recognizes two new Catholic schools

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis officially has gained two new Catholic schools: Chesterton Academy in Edina and Elizabeth Ann Seton Montessori in West St. Paul. After working for years to gain this status, the schools were granted the designation Jan. 29 by Archbishop Bernard Hebda, solidifying the relationship between the schools and the archdiocese.

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Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If there were any doubts about the archdiocese’s pledge to keeping kids safe, the provisions announced today, going beyond what the law would require, should help put those doubts to rest,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said at a news conference.

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