Tag: Chaplain

Ten years after I-35W bridge collapse, chaplains reflect on helping victims, families

Ten years after I-35W bridge collapse, chaplains reflect on helping victims, families

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ten years later, Father Gillespie and former HCMC chaplains Father Jules Omba Omalanga and Deacon Robert Durham have not forgotten that night, as families poured into the downtown Minneapolis hospital searching for their missing loved ones. Thirteen people died in the collapse. Another 145 sustained injuries.

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A Jesuit chaplain shepherds Congress’ divided flock

A Jesuit chaplain shepherds Congress’ divided flock

| Rhina Guidos | June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In his youth, Jesuit Father Patrick Conroy pictured himself as a lawyer and a senator, working in the deep recesses of Washington’s U.S. Capitol building. In a way, he’s doing just that but not in the way he imagined.

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Military archdiocese completes phase in sainthood cause for Vietnam-era chaplain

Military archdiocese completes phase in sainthood cause for Vietnam-era chaplain

The decision clears the way for the tribunal’s findings to go to the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes for its review and a possible decision on whether to advance the priest’s cause to the next stage in the sainthood process.

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Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

Catholic chaplain accompanies anguished circus workers on final tour

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Hogan, who has been national circus chaplain for 24 years after being appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, recalled the anguish of the workers when they learned of show’s fate just hours after he celebrated Mass for them in Orlando, Florida, where they were performing.

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Chaplain’s duty is to bury the dead, but he also ministers to the living

Chaplain’s duty is to bury the dead, but he also ministers to the living

On a chilly February afternoon in Arlington National Cemetery, Father Joseph Brankatelli walked alone before a horse-drawn caisson bearing the remains of World War II veteran Robert Andre.

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Army National Guard chaplain, St. Joe pastor reflects on deployment

Army National Guard chaplain, St. Joe pastor reflects on deployment

| Jessica Weinberger | April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

At St. Joseph in West St. Paul, Father Michael Creagan serves as pastor to more than 1,900 families. But his full pastoral duties extend to hundreds more — the men and women of the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 1/34th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, part of the esteemed “Red Bulls.”

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UST law professor, local pastor among World Meeting presenters

UST law professor, local pastor among World Meeting presenters

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two local Catholic leaders are scheduled to present at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, held Sept. 22-27.

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Walking the sidelines – Vikings chaplain brings faith to the field

Walking the sidelines – Vikings chaplain brings faith to the field

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vikings chaplain brings faith to the field

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Tending the troops

Tending the troops

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

West St. Paul pastor to serve as National Guard chaplain

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Civil War chaplaincy counted Father Ireland among its ranks

Civil War chaplaincy counted Father Ireland among its ranks

| Nikki Rajala for The Catholic Spirit | November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for priests to serve as Civil War hospital chaplains. Twenty-two answered, among them a young Minnesotan.

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To hell and back

To hell and back

| August 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Priest describes life as an Army combat chaplain

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