Tag: Canon Law

Schools, theaters, cheese-making: Deconsecrated church use varies

Schools, theaters, cheese-making: Deconsecrated church use varies

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pinocchio’s story makes no mention of baptism when he became a real boy, but he’ll take center stage this month in the former sanctuary of All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, now the Lakeville Area Arts Center.

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Vatican issues instruction on improving canon law studies

Vatican issues instruction on improving canon law studies

| Cindy Wooden | May 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The changes in canon law Pope Francis made to ensure that marriage annulment cases were handled more quickly, more pastorally and with less expense mean that some changes should be made in the way Church law is taught, said the Congregation for Catholic Education.

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Annulment questions? Tribunal staff available Ash Wednesday

Annulment questions? Tribunal staff available Ash Wednesday

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

During and after Ash Wednesday Masses at the Cathedral of St. Paul, representatives from the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will be available for questions related to marriage annulments. It’s the ninth year the office has held the event, but it’s especially appropriate for the Year of Mercy, said Father Michael Johnson, the tribunal’s judicial vicar.

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One priest reinstated to ministry, another removed

One priest reinstated to ministry, another removed

| September 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda, apostolic administrator of St. Paul and Minneapolis, reinstated to ministry Sept. 2 a Richfield pastor accused in May of sexual abuse of a minor, and he removed from ministry another priest whose sexual abuse allegation case is being forwarded to Vatican officials for review.

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Only ordained ministers can preach the homily during Mass

Only ordained ministers can preach the homily during Mass

| Father John Paul Erickson | March 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Lay preaching in the Catholic Church was the topic of a recent story in the StarTribune newspaper. The Catholic Spirit asked Father John Paul Erickson, director of the archdiocesan Office of Worship, to answer a few questions on the topic to clarify the church’s teaching.

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