Tag: Bishop Sirba

Brother-priest preaches Bishop Sirba’s funeral homily in Duluth, calls him ‘a good shepherd’ who knew his sheep

Brother-priest preaches Bishop Sirba’s funeral homily in Duluth, calls him ‘a good shepherd’ who knew his sheep

| December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

A memorial Mass will be held 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin in St. Paul, where Bishop Sirba was a pastor from 2000 to 2006.

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Husband, wife recall Bishop Sirba’s ministry

Husband, wife recall Bishop Sirba’s ministry

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Matthew Kuettel was 12 when then-Father Paul Sirba was appointed pastor of his childhood parish, Maternity of the Blessed Virgin in St. Paul.

It was summer 2000, and Kuettel became an altar server. Over the next six years, Father Sirba had “a remarkable impact” on Kuettel’s life, which led to Kuettel enrolling at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul to take a serious look at the priesthood.

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Bishop Sirba of Duluth dies after heart attack; Archbishop Hebda says ‘native son’ will be missed

Bishop Sirba of Duluth dies after heart attack; Archbishop Hebda says ‘native son’ will be missed

| December 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to a statement from the diocese’s vicar general, Father James Bissonette, Bishop Sirba was at St. Rose in Proctor when he suffered cardiac arrest.

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Bankruptcy settlement OK’d in Duluth diocese

Bankruptcy settlement OK’d in Duluth diocese

| October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bankruptcy judge approved a $39.2 million settlement Oct. 21 between the Diocese of Duluth and victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Announced at a press conference in Duluth, the decision gives final approval to a joint agreement reached earlier this year and ends a nearly four-year bankruptcy process for the diocese. It settles all claims against the diocese and 30 of its parishes.

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Archbishop Hebda has right qualities for the job, say local and national Catholic leaders

Archbishop Hebda has right qualities for the job, say local and national Catholic leaders

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

“He’s a gift for the archdiocese from Pope Francis,” Bishop Sirba said. “Through the mercy of God, Pope Francis heard the prayers of the people of the archdiocese and is sending them a shepherd, a very loving, good man. He will be someone who will walk with the people and be with them in their needs.”

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